THAT was one of the best responses I’ve seen on Freep!I will borrow it. ha.
Kudos!( and no, I’m not smart enough to know where that word Kudos came from, I just use it to sound smart).ha.
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.
Applying the word narcissist to a person with autism, regardless of their level of social functioning, is something of a conflict in terms. They can’t read people very well or even at all with some. Successful manipulators they are not. Grandiose? They do have their fascinations that could appear that way, but it isn’t to impress anyone else, they’re just compelled, it seems.
I think this psychologist is talking out of his backside too.
You got it! Trust the experts, I always say! (Or rather, “trust the experts!”)