You raise a point that I wanted to mention earlier.
Many people with some disorder or another change how they behave only because of the actual diagnosis.
I mentioned that I have never met anyone with Aspergers in real life but I had met one online last year and just now I read the topic “An aspie in need” (I had never viewed it because…what the hell is an “aspie”? I know what an Aussie is… Come on people, just use the actual term for the condition; not everyone lives every day thinking about that and knows all the 10 million slang words for it).
The guy I met online last year was asking on another forum how to get a visa in Japan. He wanted to be a director. I told him the frank facts that he has no chance at ever getting a visa as a director in Japan, period. He asked me to speak more kindly to him because he has Aspergers. (I told him to **** his **** in *** **** red **** until it **** the **** toxic gases everywhere (I bleeped out the names of chemicals so that my post can’t be used to make toxic gas bombs, teehee).)
Then I read this “An aspie in need” topic in the lounge only to find someone with Aspergers pleading for people to be kind to him because of his condition. All I could think was, “Typical.”
That guy is a perfect example. He thinks any negative treatment he gets is due to Aspergers. If he had never been diagnosed he would likely actually be trying to solve his problems instead of submitting to Aspergers.
Like once you get diagnosed you have a free pass in life. You give up and don’t try to overcome it.
Wouldn’t it be better to just not diagnose people?
Seriously, what purpose does it serve to anyone?
There is no medication for it, so how does it help the person being diagnosed? This is one case where it is healthier not to know.
Good that you did not go that route phantom.
Certainly not every one does, but those who do are about the most annoying humans on Earth. Hiding behind the disorder, blaming all of your problems on it, and using it to play on the sympathy of others is the very definition of “asshole”.
As for me, I have only one “condition”.
It has no name because there are so few people who have it/realize they have it and get it examined.
I am 50% to 70% less sensitive on my right side. Exactly down the middle. Pain, heat, and cold do not register.
It is not a mental condition because it is true for my face and tongue as well.
It does not apply to my internal organs because I feel pain in my intestines equally on both sides.
It might be related to the skin itself, but not only the skin since I also gain fat and muscle more on right side.
The only other person I know with this condition has it on the opposite side and she describes the same issues related to fat and muscle as well.
There you have it. I am a total freak of nature. Please be kind to me now that you know my disability. All of my problems are because I can’t feel my right side. Everyone judges me for it. On the train I hear people saying, “Ugh what is wrong with that person? Looks like one of those people who can’t feel one side of his or her body.”