Yesterday, I experienced a profound revelation about myself and why conversation can be so difficult, and it came from an allistic.
An aspergian in possession of the facts is potent. Like a force of nature, such as the wind, rain, or sunlight, an accurately informed aspie in the right has as much potential for enormous damage as they do for enormous good. How so? Continue reading
I love Batman. (I know, it’s about to get a little geeky, but isn’t that what so many of us are anyway? Trust me this relates to conversation, just bear with me.) Continue reading
Do the following sentences make sense to you?
Imagine, for a moment, an individual with a special all-consuming interest. They are interested in a particular, specific event. This event is aired on TV regularly. When that happens, our individual becomes an impermeable wall of interest. All attempts to gain their attention are wasted, as the only responses garnered are harsh shushes and brief, vehement protests. Conversation is an impossibility, and even during commercial breaks, it must be kept on the topic of the program if there is to be any hope of reciprocity.