444: 10 Reasons to Embrace Aspergers

10 Reasons to Embrace Your Asperger’s

1. You’re gifted and most-likely highly-intelligent, if not borderline-genius in some areas.

2. You experience life in completion, all the range and spectrum of emotions. You are truly living. You are truly having a human experience. You aren’t stuffing and avoiding.

3. You have soul-filled deep eyes. No matter where you go, people will notice your depth of character, strength, and aptitude. You are brilliantly bright in your beauty and introspection; this light shines through.

4. You are complex to the extreme, never boring, never out of ideas, never dull. Your company is needed and longed for. You may not know it yet, but someone wants someone just like you. With all your quirks and zaniness. Your uniqueness inspires!

5. You have the brain to figure yourself out (and other people, to boot). It may not feel like it, but you know yourself to a great extent, and you have the ability to delve deep into self-analysis.

6. You think way outside of the box, so far that you are a force for dynamic change and powerful shifting. You have the capacity to study anything of interest in depth, to pull out the elements, and to reform all into potential new ideas and thoughts. You are capable of presenting things in new ways and exposing others to the grey areas of right and wrong.

7. You don’t follow the crowd! In all of history, it was the movers and shifters who discovered new ideas, brought people together, and went against the grain to produce a positive transition in the way people perceived the world.

8. You are authentic to the core! There is no doubt about who you are. You are what you are. There is no hiding behind manipulation, games, and falsehoods. What you see is what you get. That element of authentic being is desperately needed in this day and age. You are an example of what genuineness and truth looks like.

9. You are fabulously witty and funny. The way you piece things together is like no other. You make others smile, even when you aren’t trying. You have a contagious smile because it is real.

10. You are in good company. You aren’t alone. There is a whole community out ‘there’ that truly gets you and your experience. Some are longing to connect and communicate. Many are learning to embrace their inherent uniqueness.

Other Reasons Why found here: ABC’s of Aspergers

30 thoughts on “444: 10 Reasons to Embrace Aspergers

  1. Thank you for this! I have friends with Asperger’s and I’ve often wondered if people with Asperger’s always have quite striking,noticeable eyes? I’ve noticed that we all have and wondered if it was a physical characteristic of everyone with Asperger’s – what do you think? And on that note, are there any other physical characteristics like that for adults with Asperger’s?

    1. You are most welcome. Google facial characteristics and Aspergers and see what comes up. There is something about the face shape, eyes, and mouth spacing, I remember. And the eyes look especially deep to me. 🙂 A sub group of ASD people (like me) may have hyper-joint mobility, lack muscle tone, and other conditions, but not all.

  2. I’ve been struggling a bit lately with my interactions with the world, and this post was just what I needed, to remind me to celebrate the things that make it hard to connect in the real world. Thank you!

  3. I love this post! Thank you for writing and sharing it… people mention the positives of Asperger’s far too rarely… I’ve been on quite a journey and was only officially diagnosed in May but in all honesty it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me and I finally feel like my life is coming together (touch wood, I really don’t want to jinx it) and I am just so happy and wouldn’t want to change my Asperger’s for the world!!! 🙂

  4. I really needed to read this. Too many difficulties making friends, not having anxiety at work (that bullying early on aggravated badly and resulted in a lot of disadvantage for years), an almost total lack of any kind of love life for years and years ….it gets hard. The worst is when I got swamped by the anxiety and it meant losing so much of a sensewho I was and my value as a person. Much of my twenties was spent this way. I have never had a love relationship (just a few dates when I was a teenager that aren’t worth remembering). I have a lot of undealt with shame.

    I’m trying to ditch feelings of shame -I feel old enough to understand my issues, and these sites on female aspergers help me clarify my problems more. It helps a lot to get a good sense of ones pros and cons- that way, a person wastes less time trying to change what can’t be changed and sticks up for things that they have no control over.

    mostly I am not too lonely these days. I sufferred through a somewhat PTSD period after being badly bullied (sexually harrassed in fact) in a first job (all male workplace) and this, along with general sexual identity issues I was experiencing, meant that I spent the next year or two chain smoking and trying to understand human behaviour. …Luckily it did work and I did get out of this very unfortunate habit of clashing with aggressive types of males -something that is definetly not desirable.

    Unfortunately, despite what this difficult experience did end up teaching me, I paid for it by developing a proper social phobia (especially of the workplace) where I had previously experienced a manageable social anxiety at university (at high school, I often could enjoy bluffing my way out of social discomfort -though I still experienced loneliness and a sense of not being accepted -amazingly it seems a lot of highschool peers were fooled though- go figure…)

    Even when I got antidepressants -apparantly necessary to get out of the rutt of depression and anxiety (since when I did get the courage to return to working I lost the next two roles from having panic attacks frequently -the second time encountering a true sociopath – interesting that despite his malignant personality and habit of picking on every single person, with the exception of females he wanted to keep in the dark as to his true natuer… well he still got to keep his job! He naturally focussed a lot of his supernatural rage on me, who he saw as “the weakest link” in the workplace.) …well, after all that, now it is that I find that it is just so very very hard to get so much as a job interview, even after having crawled my way back.

    Despite a BAchelor Degree at a top university in the country, I went to work as a cleaner for old people for two and a half years. THen, demoralized by the nature of the work (though it was nice and fine for about a year- I like old people generally) I did at last get a data entry/admin job. Contract ended. COuld not get so much as an interview for a similar role for months. ANd even then, I got considered inexperienced. DOing a course on line -paid for by government (education is so expensive).

    Decided to get acknowledged as disabled. Why not? Society is judging me as so. So, why should I suffer the label whilst not also getting the assistance for it.

    Now I am hoping to get in somewhere. THis time for long term.

    Change is torture for me. Every time I start a new job, at least for some time now, I seem to go through a torture period of great nervous energy, self consciousness, negative self doubts etc. I got over it at least at my last two jobs.

    …I needed to get that out of my system. I have carried around so much of a sense of inadequacy, shame and of basic feeling unaccepted. … Lack of romance etc is especially disappointing for me.

    The worst though, is the sense of indignity. I think this is what I can stand the least.

    Blogs like this help me get over my feelings of inferiority to other people. …It is stuff I could not even verbalise for my self, it is that painful -that big a part of my daily life experience.

    1. I am so sorry to read about your struggles. I can sense beneath this all you are still very strong, and definitely wise and intelligent. I do hope you find some relief and comfort. There is a facebook support group called Everyday Aspergers for people with aspergers; I am not affiliated with it anymore, but it might be a place you’d find company. Thank you for sharing your journey; I am certain your words will help others. So much of us share similar stories and hardships. Yes, please focus on your positive attributes, your beneficial light, your gifts to the world…. you write very well, and express yourself well. I think having had a very hard childhood that I went through most of what you described before my early 20s… I learned the hard way, too. I wish you all the best. Much love.

  5. I felt like those 10 reasons were speaking to me and me alone ,i totally agree with every reason ,all of a sudden i feel like someone truly knows me . Not just one thing but 10 things.thanks

  6. Very uplifting! Reblogged on blueislandconnection.com
    Was a bit confused when you said in one of your replies you are no longer affiliated with the facebook group. Isn’t that you posting?

    1. 🙂 I started a support group which is now ‘closed’ to new members and run by 6 aspies. That’s the group I left, I believe, that I was talking about 🙂 thanks for the reblog. I need to pop over to your site.

  7. Every bit of this is correct, I wonder how many “normal” people become billionaires, invent new processes that revolutionize industries and belief systems alike. I’m willing to bet we’re at least disproportionately represented in that category, if not dominating it. A reminder is of use, when I set about prioritizing my actions. Thanks 🙂

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