Rebhel wrote:I happen to like Lisa BECAUSE of the way she speaks. If you don't get her, oh well... you are the one missing out.
Christa-theman wrote:My best friend's older brother has pretty severe Asperger's. He's the only person I've ever met who has it, so I really couldn't generalize either, but I do know that all he wants to talk about are things HE has a deep interest in. Video games, comic books, his dog... He's a sweetheart, but I've had him literally just smile, turn around, and walk away in the middle of a sentence if I've suddenly started talking about something he isn't interested in. He definitely wouldn't have sat still or listened long enough to even get to the part where Ronnie felt insulted.
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unavoidablytiger wrote:Christa-theman wrote:My best friend's older brother has pretty severe Asperger's. He's the only person I've ever met who has it, so I really couldn't generalize either, but I do know that all he wants to talk about are things HE has a deep interest in. Video games, comic books, his dog... He's a sweetheart, but I've had him literally just smile, turn around, and walk away in the middle of a sentence if I've suddenly started talking about something he isn't interested in. He definitely wouldn't have sat still or listened long enough to even get to the part where Ronnie felt insulted.
This. I only know one guy with Asperger's (my older brother) but my experience is right in line with this. Loves loves loves to talk about his big interests, and very little else.
Sitting silently and constantly analyzing what other people are saying? Holding back emotions until he snaps and punches someone? Big fat NO on that. The lack of empathy and social problems that I mostly see with my brother come from him literally not taking in the social cues people are giving him. He is oblivious, and as a result does NOT spend any time analyzing what other people said or did, because it just never registered in the first place. He's a lot more likely to assume someone is his friend than his enemy, because he can't see when people get annoyed with him.
Buuut... I have seen my brother slip into some sort of defensive mode if he had been bullied or yelled at, where he would glare and stalk around and be willing to assume that everyone was being a jerkass. Kind of like he didn't see the signs of violence beforehand, so he has to keep a wall up against everyone because he can't see it coming. But this was a reaciton he had only if he had been bullied severely enough for it to be unmistakeable (violence or yelling in his face). And he is super quick to forgive, even when he shouldn't.
*shrug* Just my experience. I think if Ronnie is an Aspie, he's an abused Aspie.
CJ wrote:My younger sister has Asperger's:
"People with Asperger's are generally neat": HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLROFLMFAYOUARETOOFUNNY.
Are there people like that? Sure. But getting my sister to take a shower on anything resembling a regular basis is a headache, and even then she doesn't wash properly. She doesn't like the way the water feels. She doesn't like brushing her teeth because she doesn't like the way it feels. There was a period when I was in high school (and, honestly, still today) where I will refuse to hug her if she smells. And when I say smell, I mean she reeks of sweat and other things. And her room is, well, let's just say "disheveled" at the least.
CJ wrote:Other quirks of hers:
"Likes to talk only about things their interested in." Gods, if we could get her to talk at all. And if she does talk, it's not exactly about "what she's interested in." It's more "I think this is funny and I will tell this joke every five minutes but I will deny that I am telling it every five minutes." For example, today she went driving with my dad (she's got her permit). She, unfortunately, passed the mailman six times. So when she came home, the first thing she said was "There are TOO MANY MAILMEN. That's all I'm saying." And proceeded to say that "randomly" every five-ish minutes for the next two hours. But if you want to talk to her while she's lost on her computer/in her music, she will scream her head off for bothering her because she does not want to deal with you.
CJ wrote:As for Ronnie being Aspy, well, there's a lot of different kinds, as you can tell by the various testimonials so far. But one basic Aspy trait that I can't tell with Ronnie is this: looking people in the eye. Most people with Asperger's cannot look at you in the eye while talking. They look at other things, other directions, or around you. But I don't think Ronnie does that, or maybe I just haven't noticed.
Valerie wrote:He might have IED?
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