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  1. really interesting article Jaimie, and certainly there are some areas that I empathise with, especially the small talk, the issue of behaving differently to people based on a societal hiearchy ( I once forgot to bow to Royalty – I wasn’t being rude, I was just having a nice discussion with them; they didn’t seem to mind actually at all), taking innuendo seriously, and feeling emotion too much. I have a lot to be thankful for to the Vulcan. LLAP

  2. Fatima butt says:

    thank you for posting this

  3. Ana says:

    Thank you for this. I’ll take Star Trek over the Kardashians any time. I was called unsociable all the time when I was younger.

  4. Dave says:

    Perhaps plays on words are common in autistic humor because we’re constantly forced to be alert to the difference between literal and figurative meanings. So why wouldn’t we enjoy a chance to poke a little fun at that potential for misunderstanding? (I personally take delight in turning the tables on neurotypicals, working subtle plays on words into our conversations just to see if they notice. Very often they don’t!)

  5. There is one you missed (or I overlooked it) autistic people bring up relatable stories as a way to agree/relate/connect. however, the other party sees it as making it about yourself.

    • na says:

      This one I get a lot and people get mad like you always want to talk about you and im just trying to participate in the conversation and that is how I know how to. All of this information is great to know but what now? As a late diagnosis adult how do I manage these things or are there tips besides masking. Everyone has all this information about how and why we act this way and that is makes others upset when they think we are rude. What can I do with this info if I cant change myself or my behavior ?

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your insightful article on why autistic individuals often encounter challenges when socializing with neurotypical people. Your explanation of the contrasting communication styles and social expectations was incredibly illuminating and relatable. It’s empowering to see someone addressing this topic with such clarity and understanding. Your website is a valuable resource for both autistic and neurotypical individuals, fostering greater understanding and empathy. Thank you for sharing your expertise and experiences. Keep up the fantastic work!
    Best regards,
    Gary Ford

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