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Saturday, August 16, 2014

So How Do You Know Your Friend Is an Aspie?

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*Boredom with small talk

*Abnormal fascination with special interests
*Getting misunderstood
*Sensitivity to sensory input

Here are a few quick observations about the ways that Aspies act, especially if they are undiagnosed and have not been to therapy. Maybe this list will help you identify friends and family who have Asperger's traits.
  1. Forgets to smile during a photo shoot
  2. Won't answer when you say, "Good morning! How are you this morning" (My reply to this is: "I don't know yet - I just got up.")
  3. Can talk your ear off about a particular favorite topic, and often interrupts or won't take time to let you reply
  4. Apologizes for things that were not his / her fault
  5. Sits up stiff and straight
  6. Isn't good at making jokes
  7. Wears comfortable clothing to the point of his / her clothes being shabby or mismatched
  8. Won't pay attention to you when you are arriving or saying good-bye (Try touching him / her on the shoulder, if this happens a lot
  9. Is shy, quiet, and introverted
  10. Is easy-going and likes peace and quiet at home

How this topic applies to Christian Living:

Proverbs 18:24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.