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  1. Vindicator Phoenix

    What Matters, to You, in a Conversation?

    For me, I like: warmth and sympathy noticeable body language (facial expressions, gestures, etc.) smiling/smirking eye contact slow speech people getting my attention, before speaking (instead of sneaking up on me and unloading a rant) diplomacy/democracy non-directiveness friendly voice tone...
  2. Aspychata

    Are you a unhappy elf? and other tales of the season

    So l was at the big T store, and this lady drives her cart into me, l watched out of the corner of my eyes, then she starts mouthing off loudly. I immediately said loudly "Merry Christmas to you too" and started walking away. Maybe l should have told her to lay off the eggnog. (l needed...
  3. ASD_Geek

    Forced interaction at work

    I really don’t like forced interaction at work as I find it extremely overwhelming and exhausting. The organization where I work has quarterly, mandatory, team-building meetings that focus on our “core values”. While I understand the value of team building and understand the importance of...
  4. M

    Autistic people are difficult for non-autistic people to read

    In summary, the evidence suggests autistic people are less readable than non-autistic people (Edey et al. 2016; Sheppard et al. 2016), that autistic people are perceived less favorably than non-autistic people (Sasson et al. 2017) and that when perceivers find it difficult to read targets, they...
  5. P

    Pushing Yourself vs Forcing Yourself

    Aspies have to try particularly hard to gain social skills and experience. It can be difficult to know the difference between pushing ourselves to gain valuable social experience and forcing ourselves into situations in which we just aren't a good fit. When we force ourselves into situations...
  6. The Human Suit :-/

    The Human Suit :-/

    This is my human suit, which I must don in order to interact with others. I'm hoping to learn to enjoy and utilize the human suit, just as I have learned to joy and utilize fashion. Ultimately, I don't want to suit to be a total falsehood (as it has been in the past, not to be a liar, but...
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