Tag Archives: understanding

Overestimating understanding… (or not)

A recent article in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest got me thinking.  It’s called, “Most of us are overconfident about how much we understand things – this simple intervention can help” – and it describes a strategy to give … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Observations on Asperger’s at work

I’ve noticed that in my current and previous job (in admin) tasks that I have actively sought out, enjoyed and done well at, are often tasks that others are more than happy to pass on to me.  Slightly repetitive jobs, … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

You know when… it’s time to move on.

You know when you’re so angry with someone you want to rip their face off, but you know you won’t because you never want to see them again? You know when there are so many things to say and people … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Compatibility

I’ve been told my partner and I aren’t an obvious match.  We’ve even joked about it ourselves.  He used to say that we were opposite ends of the spectrum, but since he has also now been diagnosed as Aspie, that … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Changing the world, one person at a time

As an adult on the autism spectrum, and a champion for understanding and acceptance, I try to strike the right balance between providing people with useful information and boring the pants off them.  As neurodiversity (and in particular adults with … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment