An AS woman wrote that, despite her "oddness," her employers value her because she gets the work done. I responded:

Yes, that is true for me, too. And my OCD tendencies come in handy, because they make me pathologically prompt. I always get to work a bit early, and I show up every day. In fact, it amazed me when I discovered that some healthy co-workers use up their sick leave by not coming to work simply because they "don't feel like it" that day. It takes me so long to "access" my emotions -- and even my physical state -- that I would spend most of my time immobilized if I tried to find out "what I feel like doing" before I did it. Routines are what works for me.