Is there anything you like about having AS?

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aspie7120
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31 May 2007, 5:52 pm

Is anybody PROUD of being an ''aspie''? Recently, I have decided that I am proud to have AS. Now that I have overcome social challenges, I do not take being able to naturally carry on a conversation for granted like an NT would. I feel proud to have come from being a little nerd to having lots of friends and telling jokes that people actually laugh at. I now feel CONFIDENT and UNIQUE. It does not matter whether you are short or tall or pretty, as long as you are approachable.Everyone has SOMETHING to contribute to society!



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31 May 2007, 6:11 pm

To be honest, I'm not proud of it at all... but I am proud of myself, especially for overcoming the problems I have with it. I believe that having pride in yourself should come before anything else.



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31 May 2007, 6:15 pm

the ability to see patterns in wide scale and small scale..

Also my perfectionism


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31 May 2007, 6:21 pm

aspie7120 wrote:
Is anybody PROUD of being an ''aspie''?


No.

I am proud of what I do, not what I am.

faire > etre



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31 May 2007, 7:02 pm

JakeG wrote:
aspie7120 wrote:
Is anybody PROUD of being an ''aspie''?


No.

I am proud of what I do, not what I am.

Same.
Although there are things I like about AS.



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31 May 2007, 7:13 pm

I'm happy that my AS has allowed me to retain my childlike qualities. :o



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31 May 2007, 7:18 pm

I am really proud of being aspie wanted to be nor a gnu, nor anything else, only myself, a great aspie!! ! 8O



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31 May 2007, 7:25 pm

IdahoRose wrote:
I'm happy that my AS has allowed me to retain my childlike qualities. :o


I like this too. There are many things associated to it; everybody likes babies, not only human babies but animal babies, the same to animal children. In fact, animal can only really learn when very young.

I think the great difference between humans and animals is the fact that our childhood lasts for so long, what permits us to learn a lot, such that we can create culture and teach other youngs...

aspies are learners for their whole lives, what is a great bless! :D



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31 May 2007, 7:49 pm

Sopho wrote:
JakeG wrote:
aspie7120 wrote:
Is anybody PROUD of being an ''aspie''?


No.

I am proud of what I do, not what I am.

Same.
Although there are things I like about AS.


SAME HERE!



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31 May 2007, 8:06 pm

I'm comfortable with my aspieness :D



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31 May 2007, 8:41 pm

I guess I'm just proud of who I am - not necessarily being an Aspie (although being able to show off nerdiness once in a while isn't bad) :P


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31 May 2007, 8:42 pm

I like my intelligence, my good memory, and my ability to be successful at my job.



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31 May 2007, 8:50 pm

My new psychiatrist asked me this question when I saw him last week. I thought about it, but haven't really been able to come up with anything. He said he was thinking of increasing my antidepressant, probably because he thinks I don't like myself...

I guess it's hard to figure out what I like about having AS because I've always had it, so I don't really recognize all of the good stuff that comes along with it. The bad stuff is easy to spot (the whole social awkwardness making my life suck thing), but the good stuff doesn't really stand out. Maybe I figure that everybody (NTs included) have the good traits. Also, many of the diagnostic and trait lists for AS focus on the more negative aspects. And a lot of my recent focus has been on the negative aspects with regards to how AS is affecting me in school and how we can work with it.

So I'm looking forward to seeing what people have to say here.


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31 May 2007, 9:03 pm

I am happy to be who I am, and wouldn't change my personality for the world. I think my favorite Aspie trait would have to be obsessions. They keep me busy, and are fulfilling. :)


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31 May 2007, 9:06 pm

how would be life without focusing???
I would feel blind!
This is a great bless!! !



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31 May 2007, 9:24 pm

I have no idea what it would be like to be somebody else, so I don't know. But *knowing* that I'm an aspie has helped me so very much and for that I am grateful.