Zeph Mercurial and the Tragic Epidemic of Asperger's Syndrome
Several forum-goers accused Zeph of faking her illness. She closed her thread and began deleting her Youtube videos in which she complained about dandruff and her mustache. Unfortunately, some cruel mod or admin on the SA Forums decided to reopen her thread. Zeph was forced to respond to her critics.
For those people saying it's a fake disorder, nobody here has seen me in real life. If you could see me in real life and just watch my behavior for even a few minutes you'd be able to see some traits extremely similar to autism. I have repetitive fidgeting-type behaviors, marked lack of ability to process spoken language, monotone-type voice when I do speak, and a strange tendency to stop speaking mid-sentence. I also have an obsessive tendency to find patterns in things, especially geometric shapes in seemingly chaotic images.
To be honest I think my social weaknesses come from the environments I was in before I learned about my disorder.
I am glad to say I've come a long way since my early high-school years when I was hiding under tables, throwing chairs at people and running out of the classroom.
The disorder and all that aside, there's really only one obstacle I need to overcome. Once I've gotten over this barrier I should be functioning on a level that can be considered normal for someone my age. That's the whole point I created this thread for.
In what way (not involving risks to my life and dignity) could I improve my communication skills so what's in my mind and what I'm saying mean the same thing as what a person hears?
When people talk to me they have to be very clear and concise, otherwise I won't get it. Does that work both ways?