Originally posted by skitzspiricy
Originally posted by NotAnAspie
Supposedly they like to be the center of attention and don't understand innuendos and unspoken gestures and things like that... somewhat
histrionic in description. I never like to be the center of attention.
I personally think you may be thinking about another disorder.
Aspergers is the Polar opposite of Histrionic. In fact, the majority of people with Aspergers will go out of their way to not be the centre of
You've either read or been given wrong information, or you know somebody who is as you described and has been misdiagnosed or is telling you porkies.
To the OP. I wanted to write something out but i think CeeRZ covered most of it and put it more eloquently then i could.
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No, I don't believe so... Histrionics and Aspergers can get cross diagnosed because some with Aspergers apparently will engage in behavior that
resembles attention seeking.
Like they don't know when to be quiet when people show signs of wanting to change the subject.
Or going on for long periods of time about seemingly insignificant or over focusing on small details.
Or lack of empathy that tends to make some of them rather poor sports in social settings.
This is not saying it is the same as being an extrovert, because sure, some are introverts but their social awkwardness can apparently come off as
histrionic because of their odd behavior.
Yes, if you look at some of the descriptions it is not hard to see how many adults would excuse all of that as attention seeking.
Their inability to understand nuances leads them to frustration when not "jiving" with a group.... like the sore loser syndrome when they don't "get"
why their behavior is suddenly being quelled.
What you need to realize is that most cases of Aspergers are diagnosed as children... and many children are blamed as being histrionic simply for
I didn't draw the parallels in the books, some in the psychiatric community do.
Not to mention the fact that there are so many blurry opinions on a syndrome that some believe doesn't even exist... it gives plenty of room for all
sorts of interpretation... which is why most webpages you pull up on it will still claim it's related to Autism, but many experts swear up and down
that this is not true... but that falls in line with the OVER diagnosis of Autism. These days... anyone who is slightly weird can get diagnosed with
autism and if you look at the statistics, it is clearly over diagnosed.... that is because the guidelines have become extremely loose for autism.
There is a kid i know who was put on strong meds for ADHD... well somebody starting implementing the idea that he was mildly autistic because when he
would get mad for being scolded, he would avert his eyes away from he person scolding him... which is also conveniently mentioned in aspergers... yet
again blurring disorders and merging them... when none of them really have clear definitions.
when you see a person with a true organic brain disease stemming from childhood, many of them CANNOT look directly at you. they could be standing
right in front of you, smiling...as if WANTING to look at you but their eyes seem to be permanently fixed to one side... stuck that way. THAT is the
eye aversion in true autism.
that is just one example of how these things happens.
What you are talking about is the simple characteristic of being an introvert...which could fall in the lines of many different diagnosis... just as
being an extrovert is.
I'm just telling you what i have read from books before even encountering the internet and all these web interpretations... the same ones who claim it
is mild autism.
aspergers are classically defined as socially awkward and this gives rise to some symptoms of attention seeking.
and you know what? THEIR USUALLY KIDS... so it probably IS attention seeking in many cases... psychiatrically defined as a mental disorder so they can
shove meds down the kids throat.
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