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What's the most baffling thing about neurotypical people?

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Akima:
I have... difficulties with the very term "neurotypical" since definitions strikes me as very imprecise, and stuffed with an awful lot of unstated assumptions about what is "typical" in a society and culture.

pwhodges:

--- Quote from: Akima on 16 Jul 2019, 19:34 ---...stuffed with an awful lot of unstated assumptions about what is "typical" in a society and culture.

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In a particular society and culture depending on the writer, too.

Is it cold in here?:
It took me a long time to figure out, and it still doesn't sit comfortably in my mind, that they don't know when to turn off the Eliza-like process that runs their conversations and attend to reality.


--- Quote from: MSNBC ---CONSTITUENT: Hi, Iím (inaudible) how are you? Happy Fourth of July. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks and[sic] hour. Do you support that?
YOUNG: Probably not.
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.
YOUNG: How about getting a job?
CONSTITUENT: I do have one.
YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.

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I also am baffled by skills they have apparently innately that I can't match after intensive effort, like somehow knowing whose turn it is in a conversation.

Morituri:

--- Quote from: Is it cold in here? on 18 Jul 2019, 08:56 ---
I also am baffled by skills they have apparently innately that I can't match after intensive effort, like somehow knowing whose turn it is in a conversation.

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This.  A thousand times, this.  You have to watch their eyes to see whose turn they think it is - but that only works in conversations with more than 2 people.  And then there's always that thing where it's your turn - but you have nothing to say and don't know how to pass the turn on to somebody else.

hedgie:

--- Quote from: Is it cold in here? on 18 Jul 2019, 08:56 ---It took me a long time to figure out, and it still doesn't sit comfortably in my mind, that they don't know when to turn off the Eliza-like process that runs their conversations and attend to reality.


--- Quote from: MSNBC ---CONSTITUENT: Hi, Iím (inaudible) how are you? Happy Fourth of July. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks and[sic] hour. Do you support that?
YOUNG: Probably not.
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.
YOUNG: How about getting a job?
CONSTITUENT: I do have one.
YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.

--- End quote ---

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I believe this is why many people in IT carry a clue-by-four with them at all times.  That whole exchange could be between some tech and a luser that they have to deal with.

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