Emotional Intelligence Give Basis to Career Plans for Those with Autism
Those individuals with autism lack elements of what behavioral scientists call emotional intelligence. Some years ago studies revealed that degree of emotional intelligence has a good deal to do with success. Emotional intelligenceinvolves the ability to delay gratification and have, what some people call, patience.
But lack of patience and impulse control is the hallmark of many of those with autism, making them vulnerable to job problems, education difficulties and the ability to be successful.
Surely there are successful people with autism. That’s because it is a spectrum disorder with some individuals functioning very well on that spectrum and others who have serious problems. On the other hand, a classic characteristic is difficulty with attention and being able to delay gratification. That means foregoing rewards that are immediate in order to make long range achievements. This characteristic can stand in the way of the autistic person’s achievement, in spite of superior abilities…