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SuMin Nam

New York, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • characteristics of individuals with AS

    Community, Communication Design

    • Intense absorption in a topic or field of interest -Inability to read nonverbal communications such as facial expressions, body gestures, and shifting vocal tones
    • professorial, monotoned manner of speaking
    • discomfort or inability at small talk. sees no logic in it.
    • difficulty in recognizing faces, " face-blinded"
    • motor skills issues such as illegible handwriting and poor coordination, balance, and bodily rhythm.
    • inflexibility. need for routine. dislikes change.
    • greater than normal abilities at math, science, art, or music.
    • problems with imagination
    • problems with nonartistic activities or fields of study
    • poor ability at eye contact
    • says whatever comes into their head, unaware of the potential damage the statement might cause
    • penchant for interrupting others
    • sensory issues: difficulty processing certain types of lighting, certain smells, tastes, fabrics, or noises
    • stimming: involuntary reflex actions such as flapping the hands or feet, rocking or making noises.
    • difficulty in staying on a topic and following the thread of the ongoing conversation
    • repeating of favorite topics or songs; watching favored movies repeatedly
    • difficulty understanding figures of speech, euphemisms, and analogies
    • bad at processing recently learned information
    • "shutdowns", or in more dramatic situations, meltdowns
    • difficulty understanding "consequences" of behavioral differences
    • Long monologues when the other person in the conversation wants them to stop
    • is fooled easily
    • difficulty processing accumulated stress, anxiety, or anger
  • weird. But I guess it makes sense, because if you can't read people's body language or facial expressions, you would be easy to rip off or deceive. Thanks for this list. How is AS different from autism? Is it just a matter of severity? steven

  • According to the book I'm reading, Asperger's from the Inside Out, Individual with AS is fooled easily which kind of represents them as trusting and loyal. But negative interpretation of that they are easily duped by tricks, pranks, or scams, which are causing great social and financial harm that these confusion add possible anger and stress overload.

    The differences between Autism and asperger syndrome are that autism is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Individual with autism have difficulties in communication, social interactions, response to sensory information, plays, behavior. Aspergers syndrome is mostly a hidden disability where you can't tell if someone has this condition or not by their appearance only that they have problem mainly in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination. Aspergers syndrome has similar symptoms but have normal language development. Also, they have difficulties in reading facial expressions, tone of voice, body languages, etc.

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