I have been increasingly thinking that I have a lot of aspergic traits and it has been suggested by others that I lack empathy and tact (I secretly classify everyone else as "timewasting blunderninnies"). I've been described as mercenary when I'm trying to just be efficient and it has been pointed out that I can come across as a bit rude in text. I did the Autism-Spectrum Quotient test and landed firmly in the "clinically significant levels of autistic traits" category, which is a non-diagnostic, but respected, indicator that a proper diagnosis might not be a waste of time.
I'm a special needs teacher by trade, so I'm fairly autism-aware. As in, I didn't just read a thing about it on the internet, it's what my career is based around.
Alternatively, I might just be a prickly introvert who likes to keep a really well-organised calendar.
Has anyone here gone through an autism or asperger's formal diagnosis that they feel comfortable talking about? Has a diagnosis (or lack thereof) had any impact on your life as an adult?
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