Other side of empathy

The other side of empathy, by Gavin Bollard (Autism and Empathy blog).  There has been much written about Aspies’ alleged lack of empathy as a major cause of relationship breakups, and in this article, Gavin presents the situation from the Aspie side.  They may have the emotion, but it may not appear at the appropriate time- and they can’t lie about it.  “Their inner conflict causes them just as much pain as the outer pain that NTs display, but since they lack the facilities to convey the message, they can only watch in stunned silence as they are treated like unemotional robots and their relationship collapses around them.”

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