So I've been having some problems at work, and I felt it was just stress (I work in a very intense job), but apparently it was worse than that. Basically I got into an argument with someone who is higher than me (but not my superior), and as a result, my boss ordered a mental health evaluation. It was really awkward because I know the psychologist (I work with him), and I felt like he was trying to second guess everything I was telling him or misinterpreting my words. Anyways, I got VERY frustrated with him and his assumptions, so basically they had to send me somewhere else for an evaluation by a different psychologist. I admit I blew up at him and he's a little guy, so I shouldn't have done that but I feel like he shouldn't have been evaluating me from the very beginning. So the second psychologist I saw was very different and even though I don't--or didn't, but I'll get to that in a minute--believe in psychology, she seemed pretty smart and I got along better with her because she actually listened and didn't just tell me what I was really saying. This is embarassing to me, but long story short, after several visits and a LOT of paper testing, I was diagnosed with Asperger's, which many people here know is an autism-spectrum disorder. I don't know yet how this is going to affect my ability to stay in my job, much less my career progression, but I should find out soon when I have an official meeting with my boss this week. The reason I am putting this out there is over the years, I have been a real jerk to many people with Asperger's and other autism-spectrum disorders, in real life but especially on this board. The worst thing I did was dismiss their feelings by saying their condition wasn't real. Now that I've been diagnosed, I understand that is a real condition, and it explains a lot of things--to include probably why I was such a jerk about it in the first place! I admit I'm worried about work, but somehow it seems better now that I know what's really going on. So, yeah, I just want to apologize for being such a jerk. I was wrong and I'm sorry.