They are often physically awkward and socially tactless. How about your brother-in-law the mechanic, whose work is superb but who insists on describing in minute detail exactly what he did to fix your car — and doesn’t seem to notice all your hints that you’re trying to leave already!
There’s that brilliant professor you had in college who looked at his desk the entire time he was talking to you and whose office was so overflowing with stuff there was nowhere for a visitor to sit.
They are the Aspies, adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The number of adults with Aspergers is still difficult to determine.
For many, having a diagnosis is a relief.“I never could figure out what other people want,” says Jerome, one of my Aspie clients.