Aspergers syndrome, testing and understanding

Social Contact and Emotional Empathy

Aspergers syndrome results in an inability to express, understand and interpret feelings. Feelings that can be within oneself or another, for AS sufferers it is the same. As a consequence of not being able to relate on a true emotional level, these individuals find extreme difficulty in developing social relationships. Something which is a fundamental part of being human – being able to communicate and relate and have compassion for human emotions. As a result of the lack of connection with other people Aspergers Syndrome sufferers often end up isolated and subsequently depressed due to not having their emotional needs met.

Combined with this, there is often an over or under stimulation of the senses which accompanies Aspergers Syndrome. Too much stimulation can make a person agressive. However to some people this behavior seems very odd and misplaced increasing the feelings of seperation from the sufferer and the rest of the world.

Intimate contact and a sense of repulsion can be provoking also for some Aspergers people. Reactions to physical touch and an aversion to their partners bodily fluids can also cause a sense of friction in day to day life. Not to mention the strains this will put on more intimate relationships.

Understanding Emotions

In attempt to fix the issues of emotional awareness it has been know for therapists to try and get these individuals to understand the basic emotions. However attempts to figure out the world of empathy or insight by Aspergers Syndrome individuals consistently result in them using the left logical hemisphere of the brain. Many times this can ultimately result in a sense of anxiety as the brain goes into overload. Is it fair to probe the emotions one could ask, or is it better to leave the individual as they are.


Eye contact is also one area where the oddities of the aspergers sufferer stand out, the inability to maintain contact.or the overobsessions with maintaining eye contact can feel strange for some people. The lack of understanding both from the individual or from  friends is often more the problem.than the condition. Being able to state, i have Aspergers.aids to understanding on both sides. But for many that are undiagnosed, this is not possible.


Taking the Aspergers Test – Should it be endorsed?

Often suferers of aspergers have been misdiagnosed in the past with their condition being mixed up with childhood trauma or abuse. This is also a common theme for patients that have difficulty talking about their feelings.

For some in therapy the request for Aspergers testing has been denied by their therapists as a way of being in their best interests. But is this really fair?

For sufferers of dyslexia or dyspraxia, understanding the condition you have makes it easier to deal with. The condition can be labelled explained and rationalized, it is a revelation. Years of struggling make it difficult to understand why you are the way you are. An explanation can a liberation and with the information one can begin to communicate with friends, relatives and partners that they have a condition which effects their behavior. Even if a proper diagnosis cannot be given suggesting the possibility of Aspergers is enough for the individual to reseqrch on their own possibly through the use.of the Aspergers test.


Mark Blakey

Mark Blakey is the founder of the Aspergers Test Site, after a successful career working in IT Mark wanted to share what he learned from his own diagnosis. He is the author of "Emotional Mastery for Adults with Aspergers" and "An Introduction to Aspergers Syndrome". Having received lots of questions from parents with autistic children, Mark went on to found Autism Parenting Magazine. The magazine has become an essential resource aimed at improving the quality of life for families effected by Autism. Its a monthly publication containing lots of helpful articles to help develop social skills, manage challenging behavior and improve communication.

  • Dawn Wright says:

    Living with Asperger’s has been both a blessing and a curse. I am now 50 years old and it seems like it has been rearing it’s head again. I am very reclusive ins very obsessive compulsive. I don’t like talking to people and I don’t like leaving the house. I am very in love with myself and think I am beautiful, much unlike those who feel suicidal. I do not at all.

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