Dear Neurotypical friends…

I’m reblogging this fab post by Laina as this is so close to my own experience…

the silent wave

I may have a social disability. I may say or do things that seem strange to you or put you off or leave you wondering.

This could–and sometimes does–lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary hurt feelings, on either side–or both sides.

I wantto be your friend. It’s just that aspects of life that the general population may take for granted as natural and intuitive are, for me, anything but. Aspects like communication (whether verbal or by way of facial expressions and/or body language), socialization, etiquette, and so on and on and on.

It’s not you; it’s me. Well, actually, it’s our intersection. It’s not a character flaw, just a neurodevelopmental variant. It happens, and it’s OK.

I’ll explain. In fact, I’ll provide you with a mini-handbook, a roadmap to the inside of the social areas of my brain.

I’m just not into gossip. I’m not into hearing about people I…

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

2 thoughts on “Dear Neurotypical friends…”

  1. An excellent way to describe things. I see a lot of my own personality in Laina’s description; e.g. not into gossip, preferring quality over quantity, not regular in keeping in touch but will be there when needed and caring always etc.
    Which parts of Laina’s post resonated most strongly with you?

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    1. It’s easier to say what doesn’t resonate with me. It’s just one thing and that is the bit about sensory processing and food, I don’t generally have any difficulty with different foods in a taste way but then I seldom go to restaurants.
      Thanks for commenting Jodie 🙂

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