Friday, October 18, 2019

I've been told that I have Asperger's Syndrome


I haven’t talked about it much on the blogs, Asperger’s syndrome, and its clumping by the DSM as an autism spectrum disorder.
  
  
This video presents Adam, a freshman at Penn State, to introduce the idea that many people (mostly men) function “normally” and tend to prefer solitary occupations, especially tech. 


  
It is hard to say why, as he presents, it is a “developmental disorder” at all.  James Damore presents himself as having Asperger’s.
  
Such persons are highly individualistic and tend to interpret situations and behavioral expectations of others in a narrow fashion. They may tend to be contemptuous of identarian or tribal concerns about tie implications of certain political or social ideas.  They tend to be more conservative or libertarian politically. 
  
The late filmmaker Gode David told me he had Aspergers when I first met him on New Years Day in Providence, RI in 2003. He said that I also have it.
   
But it would be necessary to segregate it from “schizoid personality”.

Picture: Cardboard, wood, and wire toy baseball stadiums we made as kids in the summers in the 1950s (often in Ohio) 

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