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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    I would just like to find out. I don't have any problems with it as far as I can tell, but it would be nice to have an answer to why I am the way I am. Are you not curious about it, Jeff?
    Maybe Asperger syndrome, like ADD, doesn't really exist, but is rather a set of personality traits that are deviant from the norm.

    And a syndrome is just a collection of symptoms, but it doesn't necessarily imply disorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    I'm sure if I wanted to, I could find several "syndromes" or "disorders" to say I have. But what's the point?
    The point is that, if it is interfering with your life, you can get help for it so your life and function can improve. Or really, for an adult on the spectrum, you could probably help yourself a lot by reading materials on improving social skills and communication, if you felt it would improve your life.

    In the case of younger kids, esp in school, there are therapies that can be very helpful in helping them interface more effectively. Speech/communication therapy, occupational therapy, some minor accommodations and some awareness on the part of teachers and students can make a world of difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    I would just like to find out. I don't have any problems with it as far as I can tell, but it would be nice to have an answer to why I am the way I am. Are you not curious about your quirks, Jeff?
    Well, sure, but that's what all this MBTI bullcrap is for. It sounds better to say "I'm ISFP" than "I have Aimless Hyper Emo Syndrome."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Well, sure, but that's what all this MBTI bullcrap is for. It sounds better to say "I'm ISFP" than "I have Aimless Hyper Emo Syndrome."
    But I believe ENTJ is too non-specific to describe certain aspects of a personality. I am inclined to think that Uber have a point about some things aren't necessary disorders, just symptoms which are put under a specific label. While i'm not generally a fan of negative labels, it might help other people understand why I am the way I am. I'm in no way dysfunctional, but i'd like a diagnose anyway, so that I can improve on things even more than I already have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    I'm sure if I wanted to, I could find several "syndromes" or "disorders" to say I have. But what's the point?
    If someone was into gathering labels for themselves like boy scout badges, I couldn't see a point either. It may be that you could be assessed as having numerous disorders...if you choose not to use that information to address the problem, well that's your business. For myself and perhaps the OP, it may go a long way towards understanding some difficult interactions that we have experienced during our lives. Getting a professional read on it may help me learn how to better live a productive life....I sure don't want to have another problem to deal with, but deal I will if it can help me move forward. here is a link to information on that particular test YLJ.


    http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/..._BCetal_AQ.pdf
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    The biggest no-sayer fact, in my opinion, is that the PDF that you, hirsch, linked to says that people with aspergers generally suffer from lack of imagination... I surely don't. I've got too much of it, to say the least.

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    I think that when people describe Asperger's being an impairment of imagination is inaccurate and somewhat insulting, particularly since the majority of the historical figures speculated to have it (Isaac Newton, Lewis Carol, Hans Christen Andersen, and so forth) were known for the exact opposite.

    I think perhaps this apparent lack of imagination in ASD cases has more to do with their trouble with expressing it (if they are so inclined).

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    I believe it is an assessment for a number of asperger-type or associated disorders, so perhaps you or I may would not test as asperger specifically?

    On the other hand, I make things for a living. But I am not "creative" in a true sense. Sure I can take other things and re-create them exactly or use already created elements to achieve a design...but coming up with something original out of the box, I find that frustrating. I used to be a musician years ago as well. I could imitate very well but was frustrated by my inability to find an authentic voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    I think that when people describe Asperger's being an impairment of imagination is inaccurate and somewhat insulting, particularly since the majority of the historical figures speculated to have it (Isaac Newton, Lewis Carol, Hans Christen Andersen, and so forth) were known for the exact opposite.

    I think perhaps this apparent lack of imagination in ASD cases has more to do with their trouble with expressing it.
    Never had any trouble with that either... Maybe just getting it out in the "right" way so that others understand it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hirsch63 View Post
    I believe it is an assessment for a number of asperger-type or associated disorders, so perhaps you or I may would not test as asperger specifically?

    On the other hand, I make things for a living. But I am not "creative" in a true sense. Sure I can take other things and re-create them exactly or use already created elements to achieve a design...but coming up with something original out of the box, I find that frustrating. I used to be a musician years ago as well. I could imitate very well but was frustrated by my inability to find an authentic voice.
    I've never had any trouble with that... I'm kind of good at imagining up entire fictional worlds that doesn't look anything like Tolkien or the like... When I sing though, I tend to imitate But i'm a crappy singer and my inner sensotard really makes me a crappy instrumentalist...

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    One thing that really threw me off on that Aspergers test was imagining what characters look like in stories.

    I can imagine a lot of things well, but I cannot imagine faces, no matter how hard I try. So I marked no. Kind of makes me wonder, though. Can anyone else actually imagine fresh, new faces?
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