One of my kids mildly autistic, he seems “normal” but at times he obsesses about certain things, buys a new remote control toy, and must have it working immediately, can not wait and gets upset if he has to wait, like a 4 year old rather than a 14 year old.
My 9 year old who is a bit autistic, has odd fears, is terrified of cars in parking lots at times to an extreme.
I was irrationally fearful of dogs as a youngster and teenager, and I still am a bit afraid of dogs even as an adult.
I was very shy around girls when I was younger, and liked a few of them a great deal but I was so afraid of doing something wrong that I did not “even try to kiss any of them or hold their hands, I was gripped by an irrational fear at times.” I did get over it and go married, and am coming up on 18 years of marriage.
I have never been good at making friends, and besides my wife do not have any real friends. I want friends, but do not know how to make them. I am intelligent but socially slow, and my athletic skills are limited.
I recently read a 487 page book on a 3.5 hour plane flight. It seems being Asperger’s has it weaknesses and advantages.