Many personalities who made history showed behavioral traits attributable to Asperger’s Syndrome. Let’s find out who they are.
Famous people Asperger
There Asperger’s Syndrome it is a disorder related to autism that is not said to have cognitive effects. Rather…
In fact, people with Asperger’s don’t just keep good language properties it’s a excellent memory, but when they manage to find a topic that piques their interest, they delve into it in every aspect, with obsessive accuracy.
Looking back, there are many great personalities that even without a proven diagnosis – the Syndrome it was only identified in the twentieth century – they showed characteristics perfectly attributable to Asperger’s.
Clumsy, unable to relate with the next, loners, completely absorbed in their work: an identikit that fits many characters who have made history with a capital “s”.
As we approach the World Day dedicated to Asperger’s Syndrome, let’s see some illustrious cases.
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The artist who gave humanity the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel was probably an Asperger. In fact, Michelangelo was not very sociable – or rather, intractable – e he immersed himself completely in the work, with an almost fanatical devotion.
His contemporaries found him downright odd.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A precocious musical genius, Mozart composed some of the most important works of Western (and world) culture.
Yet Mozart’s life was not easy at all, mainly due to a complicated character, bordering on compulsive. During the elaboration of his melodies he was completely estranged from the surrounding reality and even when he was in the midst of other people he struggled to interact as an ordinary person.
Newton is considered one of the fathers of modern physics, but the documents of the time describe him as grumpy, moody and almost unable to speak fluently despite the immense acumen.
It is said that when he worked, he could forgetting to sleep and eat even for whole days. A rather recurrent symptom in subjects with Asperger’s.
Mister “evolution” is another attributable to the ranks of the illustrious Aspergers. A maniac for cataloging, he was obsessed with his naturalistic collections and he hardly ever spoke to anyone.
Einstein was probably a sui generis case also as regards his Asperger condition.
The world-famous physicist and philosopher in fact had several love affairs and social relationships, but especially during childhood he showed traits of asociality, connected above all to an insurmountable one difficulty in expressing oneself. Evidently these aspects have then gone to regress over the years.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
The “Master of the Thrill” has been defined by many as a potential Asperger.
The most marked clue lies in the maniacality with which he took care of every detail of his works, from assembly to scenography, from the organization of the set to the acting parts.
Evidently the obsessive precision induced by this particular condition helps to be great filmmakers, since too Steven Spielberg has been pointed out by some as a possible Asperger.
Several experts think that Apple’s dad may have been an Asperger subject as well. The components are all there: totally absorbed by work, prodigious memory, intractable character and little interest in others. But what a contribution to progress!
The latest in the series is Susanna Tamaro. In an interview with Corriere della Sera last September, the famous writer broke the silence and told about her coexistence with the syndrome. He called it his “invisible wheelchair”, a prison he has lived in for as long as he can remember. A minimum noise is enough to unleash the disorder within her and she lives in a world that, as she explains, is all hers.
Inserted by Time as one of the most influential teenagers in the world, she was awarded, again thanks to Time, the cover as “Person of the Year 2019”. The 17-year-old Swedish activist focused attention on herself thanks to Friday’s climate strikes, the Fridays for future. And on Twitter he introduces himself as an “environmental activist with Asperger’s”.