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Famous People Diagnosed or Suspected of Having Asperger's Syndrome
The Brilliant One
“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a lone traveler and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.” ~ Albert Einstein
What is an Aspie?
An "Aspie" is another name for a person who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Although the 'said' disability is considered an abnormal mental health condition, in fairness to those who have the diagnosis, they are actually more normal than most people think. There are thousands upon thousands of people who have this condition. Considered extremely bright, obsessive compulsive and socially awkward, these individuals have a hard time adapting and conforming to the 'said' normal world.
The distinction between men and women with Asperger's is that men tend to be overly task oriented, brilliant, socially impaired, and less talkative inadvertantly showing the syndrome more whereas women with Asperger's seem to fly under the radar, masking their distinction by appearing reserved, quiet and intelligent although sometimes having their head in the clouds type of personality.
According to the office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Asperger syndrome is listed as a "rare disease", affecting less than 200,000 people or 1 in 2,000 in the US population. In this day and age as we gain more information, and understanding of Aspergers Syndrome, the label of "rare disease" is questionable terminology.
Do Not Feel Sorry For Them ... Applaud Them
Typical Aspereger Traits
Withdrawn or Shy
Preoccupation With One or Two Areas of Concentration
Above Average Intelligence
Often Has a Lack of Common Sense
Difficulty With Communication of Thoughts or Feelings
Few Friends and Usually Ostracized
Absent Minded or Head in the Clouds Personality
Innate Sense of Goodness and Forgiving Nature
Lifelong Sense of Innocence
Vulnerable to Ridicule
Eccentric Habits or Concepts
Sensitive to Noise
Easily Taken Advantage of or Gullible
Anxious or Excitable When Not in Own Comfort Zone
Often Has Strange Phobias
Historical Personalities Suspected of Having Asperger's Syndrome
One could almost laugh at the notion that person with Asperger's Syndrome are considered disabled or mentally incapable when some of the greatest minds in our history, notables such as Abraham Lincoln, Jane Austen, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Henry Ford, George Washington, Marilyn Monroe, and Amadeus Mozart and even of recent, the late Steve Jobs were just a few suspected as having Asperger's Syndrome.
Alive and Kicking it
Here are some famous people in the today's world who have been diagnosed or suspected with Asperger's Syndrome:
Adrian Lamo ~ American Computer Hacker
Satoshi Tajiri ~ Creator and Designer of Pokemon
Dan Akrroyd ~ American Actor and Comedian
Gary Numan ~ British Singer and Songwriter
Clay Marzo ~ American Professional Surfer
Michael Burry ~ US Investment Fund Manager
Darryl Hannah ~ American Actress
“I never went on talk shows, never went to premieres. Going to the Academy Awards was so painful for me. I’d almost faint just walking down the red carpet. I was so socially awkward and uncomfortable that I eventually got blacklisted. Studio executives would call me but I’d be too shy to call them back. So after a while a couple of studios literally told my manager that I was blacklisted.” ~ Darryl Hannah
All in the Family
- Females With Asperger's Syndrome | LIVESTRONG.COM
Asperger's syndrome is classified as an autistic spectrum disorder. Asperger's is similar to autism because it affects a child's interactions with others. Boys and girls diagnosed with Asperger's tend to be socially awkward, as well as very intellige
- Men with Asperger's: The Facts
It is estimated that men with Asperger’s outnumber Asperger’s women by four to one. Read on to learn some more fascinating facts about Asperger’s men.
- Kids With Asperger Syndrome
Asperger syndrome (AS) is part of a group of diagnoses called "autistic spectrum disorders" - developmental disabilities that include autism and other disorders with similar characteristics.
Gary Numan Singing "Cars"
A Tribute to Asperger's Famous
Famous People With Aspergers
- Famous People with Asperger's Syndrome
A list of famous people with Aspergers Syndrome described as having social skills deficits
- Famous People With Asperger's Syndrome | WebDiagnosis.com
Read more about famous people with Asperger's syndrome, and find a list of famous people who have or may have the disorder.
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