Do you have Aspergers?

Do you recognise the following traits in yourself,  your partner or a family member?

Difficulty with social relationships         
Difficulty in understanding how others think and feel
Naive or socially inappropriate behaviour
Find it hard to understand non-verbal signals, including facial expressions

Difficulty with communication
Talk about one topic regardless of the listener’s interest or lack of it
Their voice and facial expression may be flat or unusual and they may have odd gestures or eye contact
May take jokes or expressions literally and have difficulty in understanding sarcasm

Lack of social imagination
Find it difficult to think in abstract ways
May have restricted interests, narrow, unsociable and unusual hobbies
Sometimes have an obsessive insistence on routines

Planning and Change
Difficulty planning and coping with change
Average or above average intelligence
May be a notable lack of common sense

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