brasca wrote:Doc Harleen wrote:Based on this strip, I wonder about the possibility of Ronnie having Asperger's. I'm not making any assumptions; I just wonder because of his difficulty with reading/relating to people. Anyway, this strip is really interesting.
I thought the thing with Asperger's was you do things without regard for what other people think. Ronnie seems to be overly sensitive.
Not necessarily. Asperger's can manifest in other ways. Specifically, someone with Asperger's is likely to have difficulty reading non-verbal communication, and could misinterpret certain signals that the average person would be able to. It also entails a lack of empathy with your peers. Seeing as it's a high-functioning form of autism, I could see how (if Ronnie did have Asperger's) he might have gotten offended when Jade approached him about the inside joke.