Recently, I wrote an article about how people with Asperger’s syndrome communicate. In this follow-up to that article, I want to look at two additional features of communication, literalness and the use of metaphorical language, both of which are common to Asperger’s. In fact, they are so common that a crucial factor in diagnosing someone with Asperger’s is the extent to which literal and metaphorical language is present in the person’s day-to-day communication. Before going into more detail, I want to re-emphasize two important facts about Asperger’s in general. First, despite the seemingly clear-cut list of behaviors one finds on the Internet and in other sources, it is a complex syndrome that can vary widely from person to person. Although I said that literalness and the use of metaphorical language are core features of Asperger’s, the fact is that these two features may be a minor part of someone’s speech even though that person has Asperger’s. It bears reminding that no two people with Asperger’s are identical. General descriptions of Asperger’s are exactly that, broad characterizations that may or may not match how any one individual communicates. Second, these two types of communication, like all other characteristics of Asperger’s arise from one fundamental point of origin, an innate inability to notice and comprehend the emotional states of others. It is the built-in interest in others that from the earliest moments of life shape how most people think, act and communicate. Lacking such an ability to recognize, even be interested in, how other people think and feel leads to the characteristic behaviors and thought processes that are unique to Asperger’s.