A lot of men with Asperger’s (AS) – also called “high functioning autism” – have never been diagnosed and are regarded as being eccentric, a little odd or loners.If you are in a relationship with a man on the autism spectrum, you have probably noticed many of the traits listed below.Xen Zone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.Kooth, from Xen Zone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Notice I said “traits” – not “character flaws.” We’re talking about symptoms that come with having the disorder.And the affected person often has little - or no - control over most of these symptoms.Still others refuse to accept the possibility that they may have AS – and are offended when the issue is raised. Some males with AS may have become defensive as years have passed and are difficult to confront or reason with.This is often the result of bullying and exclusion by their peers when they were younger. Teamwork may pose a problem, and the AS man may function better if he is in a separate office without noise or distracting social interaction. When courting a lady, an AS man may come across as quiet and reserved.
Oh, and I'm the daughter and grand-daughter of Spectrumites too.
I have dropped my non-AS 'friends' over the years as I was unable to meet their expectations that I should change to be more like them.