wowy319 wrote:DudeMyDadOwnsADealership wrote:NobodySpecial wrote:DudeMyDadOwnsADealership 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.
A very high (at least 80%) possibility, and that he got by in high school by distancing himself from his peers while relying on academic prowess to get ahead, at that.
Disagree. He's not bending anyone's ear about things that are interesting to him, and he conversationally doesn't appear to have any of the symptoms (Jerky syntax, inappropriate levels, etc.)
No, he's just decided that the single best way to survive is with the armor on.
Not exactly something people with Asperger's never do. I learned to monologue at the thin air, so I'm able to get it out of my system without making friends and family into sock puppets as early as my preteen years, but I'm only selectively self-effacing at best. Ronnie is clearly extremely reserved, self-effacing, an introvert (which, in the type of social situations Ronnie is used to finding himself, might as well be a severe social disorder, or at least that what it feels like from my end of things,) and very self-conscious about his lack of natural group-think instincts, which is basically what Asperger's Syndrome is, if the cause is cognitive.
I never said the possibility of Asperger's Syndrome being the root source of his need to shut everyone out, and silently tell himself he's shit, was high. I said the possibility of him having Asperger's Syndrome in general was high.
...we've seen two comics with him, and you're able to diagnose that he's got a disorder, and then say the probability of him having aspergers is at 80%? That's reading a little too far into things based on what is very likely just an artistic choice.
And that's inappropriate for this very context how? It's not like they'll kill a puppy if I'm wrong. Think of the percentage thingie as creative license, as I don't have statistics gathering chips discretely set in the brains of T. and his contributers.
If he turns out not to have either undiagnosed or diagnosed Asperger's, you're free to call me on it, if you want.