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Could aspergers affect how selfish you are?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Aspergers syndrome: includes an inability to understand non-verbal communication and facial cues. Thus a person may not be aware of the feelings of others and this can be perceived as selfishness. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
This is very good advice. Much of getting along with people is being aware of what they want -- Aspies tend to miss this and appear cold, indifferent, selfish. Even when they want to be nice to others, they can end up being jerks without realizing it. This is where basic training in understanding people becomes so important for these people. Best wishes.
Aug 3, 2014

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