I get really uncomfortable when people discuss “empathy” in relation to Asperger’s, and sometimes I get a bit annoyed. Ok, so I might not intuitively know how you are feeling or what you need, but I care deeply about your wellbeing and have your best interests at heart. On the other hand, a psychopath might intuitively know how you are feeling, and know what to say, but not give a monkey’s about your wellbeing, or have your interests at heart. I know which I’d prefer in a friend. Knowing and caring are two different things, don’t confuse them please.
© Catastraspie, 2013.