My friend went in to test for learning disabilities with a psychiatrist or psychologist or whatever it is, I'm not really sure.
The results were that he has trouble empathising with people, but because he's intelligent he's taught himself how to empathise and to understand the expressions of people.
But how would the lady have known that he's taught himself?
Who's she to say that his ability to empathise hasn't been exactly the same almost all of his life?
Surely she wouldn't know if he was worse at empathising, say, 7 years ago, when he was 10.