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9 Things People Don't Tell You About Living With Asperger's

I might be different, but I like the way I see the world.

1. Being "normal" is hard work.

2. The outside world can be a terrifying place.

3. I'm not being rude.

4. I like repetition and routine.

In the morning I get up, turn my lights on, and move my blankets from my bed to my sofa. Then I go to the bathroom, wash my hands, make my breakfast, and watch TV. Only once I've done all this am I ready to start the day. If this routine is messed up in some way I have to start again or I won't get anything else done.

Routine helps me to keep my anxiety levels down, and it helps me to stay focused on whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing.

I also love repetition, like, really love it. I watch the same things on telly over and over again. Specifically, Friends, Scrubs, and House. I'll watch the entire series, and then go back and start again.

5. It's not just Asperger's I have to deal with.

6. I am not Rain Man, but I'm not unintelligent either.

7. I’m OK with being alone.

8. I don’t really understand eye contact.

9. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm weird. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯