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Some Symptoms & Characteristics of Aspergers

Here are some characteristics you may find helpful in your quest for information, although some of these characteristics do not apply to everyone, because some cases of Aspergers are not as extreme as others, and some more extreme, it is always best to get a diagnosis from a professional in the field of Autism. We offer the information we do at Support4hope, not as a diagnosis, but purely for educational purposes only, and we hope you find it helpful. Some characteristics may not be as complex, some more than what we have listed here, this is just a little bit of general information we have obtained through our research on this topic.

  • Difficulty in accepting criticism and/or being corrected.
  • Strongly like, or strongly dislike certain things, for example, certain foods.
  • Acting in a somewhat immature manner.
  • Excessive talking.
  • Difficulty in correcting someone else for mistakes without appearing to be insensitive or harsh.
  • Sometimes appearing shy and withdrawn, but willing to speak when spoken to.
  • Clumsiness and balancing difficulties.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Sarcastic, negative, emotionally numb, very criticizing.
  • Low or no participation in conferences, group meetings, etc.
  • Great concern about personal working area.
  • Problems addressing others due to issues with trust.
  • Intense concern for privacy
  • Difficultly in distinguishing intimate relationships from friendships.
  • Difficulty working as a "team."
  • Low to no sense of humor.
  • Writing lists to stay on schedule when things get hectic.
  • Very weird sense of humor, sometimes not found very humorous by others.
  • Lacking in ability to greet others in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Uneasiness with completing a project for fear of failure.
  • Perfectionist.
  • Lacking in ability to show compassion, sympathy and sincere happiness.
  • Shows little or no reaction when being criticized or patronized.
  • Difficulty accepting compliments.
  • Difficulty maintaining eye contact.
  • Difficulty starting projects.
  • Interrupting in the middle of a conversation.
  • Extreme reaction to a schedule change or routine.
  • Repetitive behaviors, and if the step-by-step scheduled routine is interrupted it causes confusion and sometimes anger.
  • Certain preferences of personal items, such as always picking the same clothes in stores when making a new purchase, using the same blanket, not wanting to throw away a particular pair of shoes.
  • Easily manipulated.
  • Lacking initiation when in groups.
  • Not being able to determine public and personal and public hygiene, for instance, someone may pick their nose, clean their ears in front of others without realizing most people do not do those things in public areas.
  • Very verbal, blunt.
  • Raising of voice during stressful and frustrating situations.
  • Difficulty hiding true emotions such as anger and sadness.
  • Lacking in the ability to relax from activities.
  • Verbalizing strongly on likes and dislikes.
  • No interest in tasks that doesn't draw personal interest.
  • Almost always totally serious.
  • Difficulty in determining how someone else would feel given the same situation.
  • Quick tempered.
  • Having a different way of playing games with others, and is sometimes taken the wrong way.
  • Fixating on really bad or really good experiences.
  • Difficulty with constant anxiety, worried about performance and being accepted, despite commendation and special recogntion.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Limits one's self with pursued interests without thinking of other things that can be explored.
  • Confusion during stress.
  • Repetitive simple routines.
  • Nail biting, fidgeting nervousness and anxiety.
  • Strong sensitivity to sound, light some tastes, odors and colors.
  • Difficulty expressing emotion.
  • A need for finishing one task before starting another.
  • Difficulty in determining time limits.
  • Constantly asking of questions.
  • Difficulty with negotiation.
  • Does things without thinking them out well first, or considering consequences.
  • Impulsive.
  • Mental shutdown, or total burst of anger when "pinned in the corner" so to speak.
  • Often viewed as vulnerable by not responding when being harassed by classmates or co-workers.
  • Difficulty concentrating to write essays, reports etc.
  • Difficulty talking to classmates or co-workers as "pals."
  • Very low assertiveness in topics not interested in.
  • Very easily distracted.
  • Self injuring behaviors.
  • Difficulty in starting or changing conversations.
  • Thinking on a "one track mind" type basis.


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