#1
is it possible to be mildly autistic? i looked it up on wikipedia and i have quite a few symptoms, even if they aren't extreme. i'm 21 and i've never really had a meaningful relationship with a woman, i'm painfully shy a lot of the time, i find myself doing a lot of repetitive things, and i'm just kind of a weird guy to most people. am i just being too dramatic?
#2
Well...if you really want to know, go get diagnosed by a psychiatrist or a doctor or whoever deals with that sort of thing. Just being reserved and doing some repetitive things doesn't necessarily mean you're autistic, though.

p.s. UG is the second-worst possible place to ask this question, the first being /b/. Go see a doctor haha.
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#5
Go get yourself checked if you're that concerned, but honestly your symptoms don't seem like autism, just a guy who is shy and may have some trouble in certain social situations. Just my opinion though
#6
there is relationship, social autism...

many forms
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#8
No, you're just making excuses for yourself. Take it from me. A while ago, I thought I had mild Asperger's syndrome, but I soon realized that I was just making excuses for my own shortcomings instead of trying to do something about them.

So stop hiding behind self-diagnosis based on internet sources, be a man, and try to meet people, try to get a girlfriend, and stop being a pussy.

Good day.
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#9
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#11
Certain types of autism might seem milder than others, but I wouldn't necessarily say there's a such thing as mild autism. If anything, you probably just have a handful of the personality traits characteristic of autism but you don't have all the other pieces that come together to make it a disorder.
My aunt thinks I'm autistic because her son has pretty bad Asperger's syndrome and I have a lot of his same quirks and qualities. I don't really think I am, though. I function too well in every day situations to have Asperger's syndrome. I have a number of autistic traits, but without the autism.
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is it possible to be mildly autistic? i looked it up on wikipedia and i have quite a few symptoms, even if they aren't extreme. i'm 21 and i've never really had a meaningful relationship with a woman, i'm painfully shy a lot of the time, i find myself doing a lot of repetitive things, and i'm just kind of a weird guy to most people. am i just being too dramatic?

the simple fact that you can form a cohesive thought and put it online means you are by no means autistic, ive worked in youth counseling centers and my younger cousin is autistic so i really do know what im talking about.