An example of Asperger’s.

Question:

I just wanted to give an  example of literal thinking for people with autism or Asperger’s.  When I would hear “wow, this room looks like a pig sty!”  I would think to myself No it doesn’t.  Pigs have a fence and mud.  I have walls, and a floor.

Phyllis replied:

 

And this must make it very hard for you, because we often speak symbolically instead of literally.  I’m sure that every reader can think of dozens of ways that ordinary conversation makes it difficult for people with Asperger’s syndrome.  Thank you for writing.

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