Top Ten Worst Things About Having Aspergers Syndrome

I already made a list of Best Things About Aspergers Syndrome, so I decided to make a list of worst things.

The entries on this list are both based on facts and personal experiences.

I have Aspergers Syndrome myself, and I'm not trying to insult other people.

The Top Ten

1 You often take things very literally

I don't have Aspergers, (I'm just on the high end of the Autistic Spectrum) but almost all these really pop for me.

This is a reason why it's so easy for me to get influenced: I take a lot of things that people say, even jokes, literally.
This can lead to some unpleasant situations.

2 You have trouble expressing your emotions
3 You have trouble estimating someone elses emotions

This is frustrating for me at times.

4 You have sensory hypersensitivity

Baby talk makes my ears wanna bleed!

Loud music, little kid squeals, balloon popping, fireworks all suck. Also one time in a resturant I could smell gross cleaning chemicals and nobody else could. - Lunala

This means that you have very sensitive senses, which has positive, but also negative effects.
Like if there's a kind of food that really stinks in my opinion, I can smell it better and from a longer distance, and I can be sensitive to loud noises at times.

5 You have difficulty figuring out what other people think

This can lead to a lot of misunderstandings.

6 You have trouble communicating when meeting new people

I'm super shy - Lunala

In my previous list, I said that people with aspergers syndrome are very talkative.
But not when they meet new people.
I don't really like becoming acquaianted, so when a person who is unknown to me comes over at my house, it takes a long time before I eventually interact with that person.

7 You have difficulty staying in a friendship

I'm always afraid that when I do something wrong, that it can result in the ending of a friendship.

I'm misunderstood. Some people think I'm a bad friend because I prefer alone time and stuff - Lunala

8 Some individuals act pedantic
9 You have trouble dealing with unexpected changes

When I was younger, and something changed in a routine, it leaded to some pretty frustrating situations.

Like when the teachers say we get to watch a movie but we end up not beif able to I meltdown. I try and control it but sometimes I Can't help it. - Lunala

10 Some individuals talk a lot against themselves

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11 You have trouble seeing the difference between reality and fantasy

Untrue in some individuals. I'm autistic and knowing this difference is easy.

Not a problem for me - Lunala

12 Your motor skills are less developed

This isn't that big of an issue, but it is a bit unpleasant at times.
I don't have this a lot anymore, but I still have a bad handwriting.

13 Anxiety
14 Social Issues
15 Meltdowns
16 You are more likely to have sleeping problems

Only sleeping problem is that I move around in my sleep (not sleep walk, just rolling around and stuff) and fall off the bed sometimes. Thankfully never happens in top bunks. - Lunala

Not all individuals have this, but I have this.
I often wake up too early and I have trouble returning to sleep sometimes.

17 Tics
18 Trouble with speech
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