I recently met an Aspie (online, and then in person), and she told me that I am one, too.. I did some reading, and many of the traits seem to resonate with me, so it seems likely she's right.
I don't think I need a diagnosis, but have joined here to find others who may be in the same position and would then understand me.
I have worked with computers and moved into programming (to make computers and computer-controlled equipment, do useful things.
While I tended to get on with colleagues, I have had almost no friends outside work, and since I became self-employed, have little contact with others.
I have always found it difficult to start a conversation with people, but I do better, online. Sometimes I get on with someone and manage to meet them, later - I tend to contact people from abroad, and then try to meet them during my travels.
Most days I only talk to the cats that visit me. I have discovered cat cafes in recent years, and have visited 10, so far.. including in Prague, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest.
Sometimes I haven't spoken to anybody for weeks, but communicate online most days.
Even with people I know, including my siblings, I prefer texts and emails to phone calls.
I tried it and got 32. There were a few questions where I didn't really think any of the answers were appropriate, and fear I may have provided the answer I thought an Aspie might choose.
I do like to create spreadsheets when planning a holiday, so I can check where I will be every day, Where I have booked to stay, when I can check-in, whether it includes breakfast, and if payment has already been taken. Also, which buses or trains I should get (with alternatives).
I also record my spending, so I can see afterwards how much I spent on accommodation, meals, transport, etc.
I let Ginger in this morning, and after having our breakfasts, he decided to sleep on me for a few hours.. He knows that purring always gets him whatever he wants..
one of mine likes to walk across my keyboard, and every time he does, it asks me if I want to turn Caret Browsing on. I have no idea what that even is, or which button does it, but the T-cat has it all figured out
Mine activated iTunes! AC/DC back in black! She’s a rock chick! Lol
Wow, that is way cooler than caret browsing :-) I am the rock chick in our family anyway (and biker chick too!) They are great cats though, big fluffy Maine Coons. So 'be more dog' applies but still with the cats-as-autistic dogs' traits. Lol!