I just wondered what anyone might think, there is just so much common ground and shared experience among the diversity. I wonder if anyone NT could empathise with it all. I can see why NT's might read some of it if they have partners or relatives on the spectrum and they are trying to understand, but I wonder if it makes sense to them. The fact that so many are finding their way here and finding kindred spirits and soul food seems like a form of diagnosis to me. Anyone?
the academic attainment is only down to books being more forgiving than people and my way of trying to understand the world around me...a result of an over analytic head
Lonewarrior said:I think anyone looking for answers to any kind of problem can make it fit!
i.e. "Confirmation bias". This is a real danger with problems like this. I never thought I was different - too little self-awareness to realise that! How on earth can you really know what it is like in other people's heads? What do you think you are different from? Sometimes I get the sense that NT people are stumbling around in the fog like me, sometimes I feel that I am not that different and I also think that it is not healthy to constantly look for differences when there are still similarities that can be found and worked with.
I think that perhaps common themes of alienation, confusion, shame, grief, frustration, isolation, disappointment, disillusionment, the eternal search for meaning, are very human traits that are not exclusive to NDs. And therefore can easily also feel deeply familiar and apply to NTs too, more often perhaps than some NDs may give them credit for.