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I like things the way I like them, and it upsets me when people try to interfere with my systems and/or routines. *

When working on a project at home or at work, I sometimes focus too intently on small details and lose sight of the big picture. I make 'great' the enemy of 'good,' and miss deadlines as a result. *

Especially in text messages or social media, sarcasm and 'tone of voice' are lost on me. I take things literally and get upset or get confused as a result. *

Loud noises, pungent smells, and/or certain fabrics are physically painful for me. I may need to cover my ears, change clothes, or leave a situation due to sensory overload when others seem unbothered. *

Conversation doesn't flow easily for me. I interrupt or talk over people, finish others' sentences, and speak in fits and starts, especially with new people I don't know well. *

My family members lovingly refer to me as the “eccentric professor” because I know A LOT about the topics that interest me, but I tend to go overboard. *

I enjoy inventing my own words and expressions, which seems quirky to others. *

When I meet a person I like, I have a hard time establishing a meaningful, ongoing friendship with him or her. *

When I'm having a conversation with someone, I tend to look at the wall, her shoes, or anywhere but directly into her eyes. *

My tone of voice does not accurately reflect my emotions in the moment. *

At work, I prefer to tackle large projects with a group of colleagues so that we can all contribute our strengths and collaborate on the best outcome. *

When in a quiet place, like the library or church, I find myself making involuntary noises like clearing my throat over and over. *

My boss and/or teachers have expressed frustration with my tendency to submit work that doesn't match their expectations or directives. I think I'm doing what they've asked, but I'm off target. *

I excel at math and/or music. *

I have trouble understanding what people mean when they say, "I feel embarrassed for him." *

I am detail oriented. *

I notice right away when someone is acting bored, restless or frustrated while talking to me. *

My memory is like a steel trap, even for facts I don’t fully understand. *

I was targeted by bullies throughout elementary, middle, and high school. *

My daily schedule and routine is like clockwork, and I like it that way. *

I prefer to play individual games and sports like golfing, bicycling, or sailing. Team sports like baseball or basketball are not my thing. *

I am clumsy and uncoordinated. *

My favorite books are non-fiction. I love to learn new things. *

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