Tag Archives: Neurotypical

Superpower envy!

Normally when I think about Aspies and being Aspie, I think of us as the ones with superpowers – being logical, being exact, being effortlessly quirky. However, this week I learned about a neurotypical (NT) superpower that made me green … Continue reading

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Is sexuality a neurotypical construct?

I’ve never liked the word ‘bisexual’.  Although it’s probably relatively accurate, it’s never felt like the right word, and I’ve certainly not embraced it as an identity.  It comes with politics and stereotypes, assumptions and biphobia.  Just having a love … Continue reading

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Comment on ‘Asperger’s Syndrome is not an excuse…’

I read a post this morning that got me thinking (now removed, but was about someone’s concerns that a person they knew might be pretending to have AS), and what follows are my broader thoughts around this issue generally, not … Continue reading

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Why ‘being ill’ may not mean the same thing to Aspie and NT

This week I had to back out of a commitment I made two months ago, right at the last minute.  The person I had promised was not very impressed and was not very sympathetic when I said I was too … Continue reading

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Baby, you are rocking my world… Stop it!

Whilst trying to think of a simple analogy for my life as an Aspie, with sufficient explanatory power to get through to a frenemy with a distinct agenda, I thought about boats.  I thought about how my little Aspie row-boat … Continue reading

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Alexithymia

According to the EQSQ I have an extreme male brain, more male than 94% of the population, which personally I think is quite impressive for a girl.  However, what comes with that is a rather large helping of alexithymia, which … Continue reading

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