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6 Responses

  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.

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