Asperger’s symptoms in adults most often than not originate in childhood or in a few cases, adult Asperger’s syndrome can occur if individuals are never detected to have it in their early years. Read on to find out more.
Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of an autistic individual was a memorable performance. The horizon of developmental disorders is so vast that it is almost impossible to know about them in totality. Why, I mean, take autism, for instance, which is not restricted to a single set of symptoms and implications. Talking of autism, let me tell you about the autism spectrum, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS).
Named after Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician, Asperger’s syndrome has been characterized as one of the pervasive developmental disorders or as mentioned earlier, autism spectrum disorders. In case you are looking at more information on this, the text below will talk about Asperger’s in adults, or to be specific, Asperger’s symptoms in adults.
Aspergers in Adults
The symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome in adults mostly revolve around social interaction patterns of behavior and interest. Take a look. Most often than not, males are more vulnerable to being diagnosed with this syndrome.
Problems Dealing with Emotions
Well, it is unfortunate, but people suffering from Asperger’s syndrome can lack demonstration of empathy. They have problems understanding and reciprocating the emotions of other people. Moreover, impaired non verbal behavior patterns like eye contact, (shifty eyes, so not look at people in the eye) facial expressions, add to this feeling in others than the individual (suffering from Asperger’s), is not responding to them in the correct manner. In addition to that, a person dealing with this problem also finds it difficult to control his or her own emotions.
Not Good at Social Interaction
One of the major Asperger’s symptoms in adults is the difficulty in relating to others verbally and developing and establishing relationships. They cannot seek shared enjoyments or achievements with others. But the flipside is that, unlike people suffering from autism, individuals with AS approach people even though it is in their own, strange and awkward manner.
Awkward as in, they may go on rambling about what interests them, without any recognition or realization if the other person is paying attention to or not or is he or she basically interested or not. All this is primarily because of lack of understanding of other person’s point of view. It also results in lack of skills to engage and indulge in conversations and small talk.
Another Asperger’s symptom in adults is poor muscle coordination. Symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome are clumsy movements and awkward and odd posture. such individuals have issues with rhythm, manual dexterity, balancing, handwriting and visual perception. In fact in such individuals there is possibility that there has been a delay in development of motor skills in childhood.
The Plus Amongst Minus
Luckily (if we can say so) adults having Asperger’s syndrome have above average intelligence in quite a few cases or if not that, they have average intelligence. In addition to that, Asperger’s syndrome symptoms in adults include excellent visual and auditory perception. Such individuals may quickly be able to recognize minute changes in patterns, for example, arrangement or setting of familiar images and objects. They are very peculiar about order and routine and are dependent on that.
These were the broad identifiers of Asperger’s in adults. In addition to these, here are a few more things which are specific to Asperger’s syndrome behavior and adults suffering from Asperger’s syndrome.
- Having a hard time reading other people or understanding humor and metaphorical use of language.
- Skeptical and reluctant to change, may have difficulty changing from one activity to another.
- Rigid social behavior because of an inability to spontaneously adapt to a myriad of social situations.
- They have specialized fields of interest or hobbies.
- People with Asperger’s syndrome can sometimes appear to have an inappropriate, immature or delayed understanding of sexual codes of conduct.
- Problems with distribution of responsibilities especially in a marriage.
All these symptoms are very generic and perhaps may vary as per the individuals. But then these are things which are typically associated with Asperger’s symptoms in adults.
Asperger’s in adults is somewhat a better situation to deal with than in children as with adults there is a chance that they understand what is wrong with them and how it can be controlled. There is no cure till date for this, except for unconditional love and support.