Aspie no more? How has bereavement changed me?

.  When my wife Kate was still alive I published three posts dedicated to exploring whether I might qualify as borderline Aspergers. Kate had become convinced that this explained the difference between her personality and mine – and the difficulty I experienced in understanding and responding to her emotional needs. She read several books on … Continue reading Aspie no more? How has bereavement changed me?

Introvert or Aspie? (#3 – Looking on the bright side)

.  This is the third in an occasional series of introspective posts exploring whether or not I belong ‘on the spectrum’. The first explained why I consider myself a borderline case, while the second described the traits that have led one family member to out me as a bona fide Aspie. The latter painted such … Continue reading Introvert or Aspie? (#3 – Looking on the bright side)

Introvert or Aspie? (#2 – the case for the prosecution)

. This is the second in a sequence of occasional short posts exploring the very personal question whether or not I am ‘on the spectrum’. An initial post set out my immediate reactions. I made it clear that, if the answer is affirmative, I must be very much a borderline case: ‘If there’s a spectrum I’m … Continue reading Introvert or Aspie? (#2 – the case for the prosecution)

Introvert or Aspie? (#1)

. This is the first in a series of occasional introspective mini-posts dedicated to exploring the question posed above. If I were you I wouldn’t bother to read such self-indulgent claptrap, though I suppose if you knew me better it might help you to understand. Dissecting my own personality in public is anathema, about as … Continue reading Introvert or Aspie? (#1)