I'm a recent "self-diagnosed" Asperger (although I have talked to a psychoanalyst who says I'm "probably on the spectrum"). I'm waiting for an official evaluation so that I can stop being so anxious.
I think one of the most interesting things I've been discovering is the way I've been associating words... I was hoping some people who have been diagnosed Aspergers can tell me if this is kind of what they think of...?
I guess that every word I've ever learned has been really based in it's sound. So, for a long time, I didn't associate words like 'congress' and 'congressional', because when I heard them out loud, they sounded differently.
I also never really knew what was meant by "concrete thinking"... I always just kind of assumed I knew... but I realized that I've actually been making assumptions from wordings that aren't accurate. Like when an Autism Quotient quiz asked me "Do you press your eyes or wring your hands when thinking?", I thought it was asking me if I did it INTENTIONALLY... so I never stopped to try and think back to my unconscious habits. I also had very specific ideas of what "eye pressing" and "hand wringing" would look like... so, over the next few days, when I realized that those 'thinking things' I was doing were technically eye pressing and hand wringing, I was rather shocked.
I would love to talk to anyone who knows about this stuff... I think it's so interesting... Thanks!