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How can I suggest to my friend that he may have Aspergers?

I have a friend who is genuinely a good person.  He is the nicest most caring person you could meet.  However, he has many symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome (AS).  Simply put, when reading a list of typical AS symptoms, you feel like you are reading a description of his most notable personality characteristics.  Most other people feel the same way about him.  Predictably, he has trouble keeping friends and is known for deeply upsetting all of the roommates he has had over the past 4 years.  I really want him to know that he could have AS since if he really does have it, and if he were diagnosed with it, he would have greater self awareness and understand his general social environment better.  He would understand why he has social problems.  How can I suggest to him the possibility of him having AS?  I don't want to be mean, and I also don't want him to think I'm being overly critical (this is because another notable characteristic of him and AS is that he finds it difficult to understand other people's point of views and is often fully convinced that his way of seeing something is the correct way, even when it obviously isn't).  What is a good way to approach this situation?
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago

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