I would like to pose a question to the Inspector community. Do any of the veterans in the industry know anyone who has been a Inspector who had a mild form of autism? More specifically Aspergers syndrome.
I ask because the syndrome does not affect intelligence and the syndrome is actually beneficial in some aspects because of an ability to have a high level of focus for a long period of time.
In my eyes this is exactly what an inspector does.
So what does the syndrome inhibit?
The syndrome limits the ability to socially interact. They are unable to recognize social cues. The syndrome may also cause the person afflicted to be blunt, or have the inability to lie.
What is my point?
My point is, my brief time on the forums I have gathered enough information to form a hypothesis.
I watched how everyone has interacted with one another. I have also determined the extent of knowledge needed in the various fields involved with inspecting.
The one missing component is if one is open and honest can they overcome the stigma a of mental disorder.
Now, if anyone has come to the end of my dribble, do you know anyone that is in the field with a diagnosed case of autism?
I’m asking for a friend.