Why should you know how to spot a man who has Asperger’s Syndrome? Yet, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), are all about communication challenges and lack of emotional understanding.People with Asperger’s syndrome do not possess “Theory of Mind” abilities, which means they aren’t able to recognize and understand the thoughts, beliefs, desires and intentions of other people in order to make sense of their behavior.The affect heuristic is a heuristic, a mental shortcut that allows people to make decisions and solve problems quickly and efficiently, in which current emotion—fear, pleasure, surprise, etc.—influences decisions.
Negative evaluations (personal criticisms, opinions) by another especially at times of stress can cause extreme upset.
He may have a good job, often as an engineer or in an IT-related field, such as computer programming.
Although the deficits of a man with AS become painfully clear in time, they often present as normal in the beginning of a relationship.
For many years, the traumatic things that happened to people were overlooked as a possible cause of frightening, distressing, and sometimes disabling emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, phobias, delusions, flashbacks, and being out of touch with reality.
In recent years, many researchers and health care providers have become convinced of the connection between trauma and these symptoms.