Which Famous Aspie Are You?
People on the spectrum typically have exceptional memories for subjects in which they are interested and have an intense ability to hyperfocus. They also tend to be obsessive in pattern recognition.
However, with strengths come difficulties, especially in the realm of socialization. Just think about this: if a mind is wired to do one or two things exceptionally well and that mind is designed to do this for hours on end, why would socialization be emphasized?
Individuals on the Spectrum tend to be intelligent and possess an obsessive interest that can be literal. They also tend to be justice oriented.
The most common challenge they face is how to process and respond appropriately to social communication which is primarily nonverbal in nature.
Many people consider Asperger's to be a disorder, or they hold a stereotype of these individuals as being introverted or feared due to unfair media stereotypes. The stereotype could not be further from the truth.
"How much lemon do you have in the water? Take our quiz below!"
If you have met one Aspie, then you have met on Aspie. Just as there are many introverted and extroverted people who struggle with depression, attention, or anxiety, the same can be said of those who are Aspie.
Everyone is different.
Through analogy, I describe the Autism Spectrum as the Lemon Continuum. Imagine a glass of water, a glass of water with a side of lemon, lemon-flavored water, lemonade, a lemon, and a lemon farm. The Lemon Continuum is less and more, but never bad.
How much lemon is in the water helps on understand where an Aspie may fall on the continuum.
So let's find out... How much lemon do you have in the water?