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Borderline Aspergers Very Common
Autism spectrum: Long list of symptoms (patient can exhibit some and not others). Typically it affects social interaction: difficulty forming relationships, poor eye contact, repetitive gestures, withdrawn, inflexible routines, etc. Do not have mental retardation or delay in verbal language development. Restricted obsessive interests. Aka high functioning autism. This website has more http://www.Aspergers.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none: Asperger's is present early-on as a combination of strengths and challenges. The ability to focus the mind -- in today's world, science and tech rule -- runs with being physically and socially awkward. The latter can be managed some by social skills training and simply saying only nice things. These folks make quality friends who'll respond well to kindness in a world that's often cruel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have aspergers, but I have very manipulative and sociopathic tendencies at the same time. Is this common?
Not unusual: I can't say "common" but it may not be rare. Asperger's lack of skill in interpersonal sensitivity could cause the lack of empathy or compassion that could allow such tendencies to develop without guilt - just operational pragmatic strategies. However, the skills for expert manipulation may be poor if you can't anticipate people's emotions. So, success may be spotty at best. ...Read more
Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?
BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more
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