I have Asperger’s and my brother had syndromal autism and was low functioning. While I am not as far gone as some Asperger’s folks are I still have problems identifying social cues and I’ve often struggled with sarcasm and metaphorical alliteration.
And autism and Asperger’s are a spectrum that ranges from low functioning, medium functioning, to high functioning.
While I have problems with sarcasm I’m sure that you don’t and that you’re perfectly able to read this post and ferret out where I’ve implied that you should go have sex with yourself.
LOL... great response.
“While I am not as far gone as some Aspergers folks are I still have problems identifying social cues and Ive often struggled with sarcasm and metaphorical alliteration.”
Please, I’m not trying to be a moron here, I’m trying to understand something about the behaviour.
In the show “The Big Bang Theory” Sheldon Cooper doesn’t get sarcasm and other social cues. He has trouble reading people.
Is this the type of behaviour that you’re describing?
“I have Aspergers and my brother had syndromal autism and was low functioning...”
Well, I don’t see how that makes you an expert. Plus, where do you get off using the word spectrum? /s
Thanks for weighing in, BTW.
I wear glasses. That doesn’t make me an optometrist...
Does that suggest (serious question) that people who don’t get written sarcasm and irony, and as you probably know there are many around here, may be suffering from Asbergers?
Yup on the non-verbal cues. (”Stop staring at me!”) Oh, and how about ‘subtle hints?’ Body language? Labrador retrievers... experts. Heelers, not so much.
Thank you for sharing your experiences. I’m actually amazed at the animosity aimed toward you in the replies. I don’t do non-verbal, but there’s a whole lot of anal ex-spurt on this thread. All I have for them is: if you’ve been there, no explanation is necessary. If you haven’t, none is possible.
So, as we head into the next year of ban the guns and jail the aspies, I leave you with this thought... would you trade it to be like them? I wouldn’t.
LOL! Well done!
Unquestionably among the best responses to someone acting like a jerk that I’ve read on FR.
LOL - you're good Megan - really good....