This is not necessarily a symptom of Asperger's but many Aspies can become anti-social at times when there's too many bad experiences with socializing with his or her's peers.
You need to understand that we crave social interactions too and that just because you hate society or is anti-social doesn't really make it a symptom of Asperger's.
There's other factors as in do you have trouble socializing with others ? Do you find small talk so mundane that you feel that a better topic would be something about your obsession or interests ? This dislike of small talk for me comes from the fact that I have trouble picking up cues in body language and talking about something like the weather is pretty pointless if that is in fact a small talk topic.
For example when interacting with someone:
*Me thinking* "Is that a question or a statement?" *reply back* "Um good day"
This is confusing for me as I see it like making a connection on the internet, your computer syncs with another and it acknowledges your connection and after that your computer sends back a sync-acknowledge back.
It's like these questions are the same way, it's like the person is subconsciously trying to see if your social or not. Even if someone tells you that in passing, it's pretty pointless to me because it's more like an acknowledging statement as if the person who said it wants to be acknowledged by you.
I actually do this myself but to be more polite and hope that I could talk to someone but I find myself doing this subconsciously too sometimes because even Aspies are different from each other and have different levels in social skill. That doesn't mean we can't socialize and should give up, but we do need our space too.
Also, this is the internet and people should keep in mind that there's no real way of proving one hundred percent who's an Aspie and who isn't without meeting in real life to provide proof like documents and etc. Keep this mind when you decide to play the ole finger-pointing-fake-aspie-game ...
This one makes me wonder why we can't all agree that everyone is smart in their own ways and just because we don't have extension knowledge about something that you have, doesn't make one stupid or any other slur.
I blame the anonymity of the internet where adults teens kids can act like kids all the want and fight like one.
Yeah, this is the internet I got it, but explain this: Why can't you act your age and or mature then ?
People probably wont have a good comeback for this without the ole "But this is the internet Herr derr! People are always fighting and shit! You must be new here!" ...
Oh really ? Answer me the question from above, if you can be anyone you want to be and since it's easy to fight and get into arguments without repercussions and accountability, why can't you act your age and be mature then ?
Back on topic, I think this is more like we're all smart in our own ways but we can be foolish at times.
I noticed that Aspie and Autism are being used as slurs now-a-days but these are used by children and teens and lot's of college-age adults who don't realize that college is nothing more than an expensive daycare ...
It was bound to happen once the oldest slur misused by people, the R-word, started to get boring and receptive. This right here shows me that some people never really grow up and put others down for being immature to hide this fact about themselves.
We need to all agree that there's no really such a thing as a universal IQ or quantity of knowledge and that everyone one makes foolish mistakes every once in a while ...
Oh and opinions and facts don't count for all you arrogant people out there who think you know everything there is to know.
Another rather controversial one and I'd probably be flamed for it but even Aspies are not exempted from misbehaving.
We can in fact become bullies and hateful as well but I think that's more due to the type of environment we grew up in. If someone with Asperger's grew up in an abusive environment (mentally physically or sexually), they can indeed continue the cycle of violence they were put through.
I would know because my step-dad was always in my face all the damn time when I wanted space or to be left alone, and this is the close-minded homophobic mall-cop who had never finished reading a book on taking care of kids or never could grasp it, but never-the-less you never get into a teenager's face and act like an arrogant asshole who has to put you down and act like he's in charge to hide his inept idiocy ...
I ended up assaulting him when he wouldn't back down and made me madder (because police moves is not a way of calming a stressed and emotional teenager) and almost winded up in juvenile prison. I guess he didn't want my mother to leave him so he played the ole "Let's make a deal" game.
But just because we can be violent doesn't mean we are violent and you have to remember that the same things that can piss off a neurotypical (or normal person without Autism) can piss off an Aspie as well.
I can't tell you how much the media pissed me off in the last few years when they unfairly made those suggestions that the criminals did what they did because of Autism.
It still steams me up but then I came to realize that the media are nothing more than worthless pestilence flies,who are only reporting what they think would sell a newspaper.
They could careless how many of you Aspies suffered prejudice or hatred as long as they make their money. The same goes with how many people die because some copy cat thinks he can top a shooting and wants media attention.
It sucks how much people use stereotypes of Asperger's and don't bother to think that maybe we're all not the same but share a lot of similar symptoms
but not really all of them.
That makes the theory of Aspies being violent criminals fall on it's ass when someone points out that not all of us share every symptom of Asperger's because of different intelligent levels and experiences in life. If I'm not mistaken, I think an IQ is more like a capacity in a light bulb and not how much you know ............................................................................................................
Inspirational famous dead people
Now this one is a really controversial stereotype that a lot of Aspies probably wont like but I feel that it needs to be said because people are now making famous people from the past having Autism a fact rather than something that's still plausible and debatable.
It's also becoming a trend to say that successful people from the past who are long dead have Autism just because they were intelligent and famous.
I'm sorry but there's more to it than that and those aren't necessarily symptoms people! While I'm not saying that they didn't have Autism because of this but it's still rather debatable and there's no real way of proving it because you cannot diagnose a dead person.
These people may or may have had Autism and while it's fun and inspiring to say they had, let's not make it into a wives tale that somehow becomes fact in later years. Just keep it in mind that there's no way of knowing for sure that they did have Autism but instead be inspired by them and follow their footsteps and do the things you love.
Who knows, maybe you'll make your own history
P.S. I think Dan Ankroid has been confirmed of having Autism and that Tim Burton has been reported of having the symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome by the actress who played Bellatrix from the Harry Potter movies (forgot her name lol)