A word I've been accustomed to since age 11.
It's a real thing and can be beneficial and allowing the "aspie" to think in a different way beneficial to everyone to break up the demon of monotonous conformity which is deemed by the collective human opinion as dangerous! lol
But at times, it can indeed be rather crippling to the individual who has it.
1) I have a stereotypy of rapidly shaking my right leg up on the front of the foot at machinegun speed and I have occassional weird finger
twitching in response to a sensory experience deemed strange/weird or unpleasant or when making a point.
2) I have problems with eye contact.
3) Social anxiety is common when trying to do some things.
4) Depression is common from dealing with having a hard time dealing with surroundings and change.
5) Verbose, pedantic, and idiosyncratic language. I was always know for having a wide vocabulary.
6) We tend often to be more on logic.
7) We also tend to think in pictures.
8) Preoccupation with a subject of interest, ranging from the practical to the esoteric. It can be virtually anything.
It's a real thing that can range from being hard to deal with to a definite aid to add onto societies even if we are sometimes on that edge.
But be aware that the depictions and displays of those of with AS are often exaggerated. We're not all geniuses as the IQ level of us often ranges from average to above average. But we can provide a refreshing look on things.
I have Asperger's Syndrome! I know it! I love it! I'm proud of it! And damn anyone who plans to eliminate it as a diagnosis or category! And I would have made a longer explanation but the damn 1500 character limit on the explanation killed that! lol