>Im self aware
that means very little. Autism is not like many other mental disorders with a rather common and specific set of traits, no autism is a full on spectrum and covers a wide range of traits. Self awareness in autistics is not common but it is a thing.>>7998573>Are you capable of detecting and understanding the emotions of others? Can you tell if someone who isn't you is happy, sad, or mad? Can you tell the difference between someone laughing and someone crying?>If you answered yes, you don't have aspergers. If you answered no, you might have aspergers.
like above, there is more to it then that. yes difficulty with those things is a key part of the diagnosis, but this does NOT mean it must be a complete and total lack of understanding of others. heck if things get that severe, pretty sure it starts to go beyond just Aspergers and deeper into the autism spectrum.
and as usual with many forms of autism, there is many differences between those with Asperger's, one person might be able to see the emotions of others but essentially constantly spill their spaghetti upon trying to appropriately respond to the situation. Another might not see the more subtle differences in some social cues and despite theoretically understanding how to appropriately respond, ends up misjudging situations.>Either way, if you're worried about it, go see a professional therapist or psychologist and get diagnosed and tested, if you think having a label will help you.
this I completely agree with. only professionals will more accurately be able to access if you do or don't. it can put your mind at more ease and give you a boost of confidence if a professionakl says you aren't autistic. and if you do turn out to be autistic, you will find it opens up more social options in conversations with people talking about their family members with it. in your case you will very likely get further confidence boosts this way as a very common comment would be,"oh my gosh! never guessed"