Although neurotypicals claim to value honesty, when I actually am, they tend to be put off by my excessive candor.
As someone with autism, I’ve often wondered if there’s anything I can do to make neurotypicals, the name for you folks in the non-autistic community, less unpredictable to myself.
I pose this question not as an attack or criticism.
She was mortified, while I was simply surprised that other people in our small liberal arts college even cared.
Similarly, a woman I dated back in 2014 once had to pull me aside to explain why others were annoyed by my habit of talking at length about the history of health care reform in America.
Instead, most people live by complex set of guidelines that determine everything from how to communicate what one wants out of a relationship to when he or she feels offended.