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Information Processor vs. Social Animal

By Daniel · Sep 23, 2013 · ·
  1. Been working a lot lately, and it's been fun, because my new job involves a lot of data. I also have to establish communication channels with people and coordinate activities with various people across the organization. Normally, that wouldn't appeal to me, but because I'm the analyst who's supposed to interpret the data and provide guidance regarding my area of expertise, the role is a comfortable fit for me (nice to get to work from home half the time, too).

    Anyway, I feel like I was born an information processor, and I had to learn how to be a social animal, while neurotypicals are born social animals and learn how to process information.

    Just thought that was a neat way to look at it!


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  1. Explosition_Rooster
    Hmm, never considered that before, but it does make sense when you think about it. Those with Autsim are, more or less, detail oriented creatures when it comes to learning, with one example being how they obsess over their chosen interests. This does help to explain just how to become a 'social person'.
  2. King_Oni
    That's an interesting notion how you're born to deal with information and not with social skills and yes... that is most likely different for the NT majority.

    I've always come to the idea that aspies most likely have a different skillset and most of the time don't come with this automatically included "social protocol". In the past these people would've functioned perfectly, but it seems society has grown (and keeps growing) to be this construct where "being a social animal" is a given...