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Sora
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03 Apr 2008, 9:55 am

I think that impression may be caused because people who don't care and accept don't talk about it much. If someone feels that they cannot accept a thing however, they'll be vocal about it. In the good and in the bad.



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03 Apr 2008, 9:57 am

I also have NVLD and I wouldn't describe myself as NT either.



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03 Apr 2008, 12:39 pm

Asperger's, Asperger's, and Asperger's isn't neurodiversity. We're very glad to have you here. And maybe if we could get a few NTs here, we could get over our prejudices.



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03 Apr 2008, 6:28 pm

You identify - that's the crucial part. You're on the right planet here!

Just as a matter of note, David Dinklage writes that NVLD and AS are rather like the proverbial parts of the elephant = each blindfolded 'expert' will call the bit that they encounter one thing or another. Essentially it's the same animal.

I'm all for diversity here. But over the years I've noticed that some NTs really do stir up unrest. Posting to other AS people I find really straightforward, yet some NT people do have a far less straightforward way of writing. They also try and curry favour with others at the expense of other board members. This doesn't happen amongst non-NT people.

Other NT people who've contributed have been great and have come here in a true spirit of learning.



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04 Apr 2008, 8:41 am

I guess it all depends on the intention of the person, whether they're here to learn and join a community or stir up trouble.

NT's literally don't think the same way people with ASD's do. An NT friend of mine asked me what I thought of her sister and I told her that I thought her sister was frustrating and rude (she came to me to appeal the denial of a funding reimbursement request and lectured me about not contacting her when I had no way of knowing she was in charge because someone else signed the form only she was authorized to sign). My NT friend didn't care to hear that I found her sister irritating and rude. She didn't actually want to know what I felt, she wanted a vaguely happy answer.

I told her what I actually thought because I didn't realize I was supposed to exclude information she might find unpleasant (or that she would actually be upset by the information).

When you have a forum full of people who communicate like that and other people who don't, misunderstandings are bound to arise.