Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do People With Asperger's Have Emotions?

A great post from Izgad on whether people with Asperger's are devoid of emotions:
As with most Aspergers, I struggle against a public perception that we are simply rational automatons, robots without emotions. Anyone who has ever spent time with Aspergers knows that this is false. Asperger syndrome is not the lack of emotions; it is the inability to effectively display emotion in a manner understandable to others. In other words it is the "disability" of neurotypicals, who cannot understand our emotions to the same extent that we seem to be hopeless at deciphering theirs.
Read the rest of this informative and well-argued post here.


Izgad said...

Thank you for the link. I am thankful to Aspergers because it seems to provide the main field upon which we agree, that and keeping politicians out of our classrooms. :)

Clarissa said...

Hee hee hee. :-) Turns out that Asperger's helps establish social connections. :-)