“Growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome can be traumatic for many individuals.”
Many adults with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome are usually keenly aware that they do not ‘fit in’, yet are unable to either express or understand exactly what it is that makes them feel differently to others.
For this reason many undiagnosed adults develop negative perceptions of themselves as “weird”, “crazy,” or “broken.”
Despite these negative self-images, many undiagnosed adults are able to hide their difficulties by developing coping mechanisms, such as mirroring or mimicking those around them in social settings.
They are therefore seen as being able to engage in the everyday routines of life such as working, having relationships, getting married and having children.