Doesnt it seem like neurotypicals are more anti social

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27 Jun 2018, 7:39 pm

When I was a kid and in highscool I couldnt get people to leave me alone. People wanted to hang out with me and be friends. These days people seem to be quite cold and distant from me and each other.

Are neurotypicals becoming more anti social?



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27 Jun 2018, 8:02 pm

Adults are usually more wary than children and adolescents. That's probably the reason why they seem "anti-social."



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28 Jun 2018, 3:06 am

Well, these days most people only seem to socialise via technology instead of actually those physically around them. There's this young girl at work who is definitely NT but it's hard to actually have a conversation with her because she's always staring down at her phone during every break. It seems very common in the new adults of today.


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28 Jun 2018, 7:58 pm

Young adults always complain that "it's harder to meet people and make friends once you leave school".Heard other folks say that, and found myself thinking that way back in the pre smartphone pre internet Eighties. But technology does add an extra dimension to it as well. In school you are in mileau of people your own age, and your own marital status (single), and they all live nearby. Once you leave school and work in jobs you mix with folks of different ages and who are all married and have their own kids.



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28 Jun 2018, 9:00 pm

From where I live, it doesn't seem to be the case even with technology.
Socializing, good (relationship and good stuff) and bad (scamming and other actual antisocial acts like trolling), only made crazier.
I still see kids hanging around, or playing outside without or fewer of them with phones on their hand. Their topics are what they encountered or do online or otherwise.
Then random occasions of banter from strangers.

But if it's somewhere in more modern-westernized regions, yes. The likely to be the case of more people hiding behind the keyboard, and having smaller worlds with larger scopes with just a few keystrokes.
Also more suspicious, distant and cold. I had always been told by many about those kinds of places -- high risk, high reward kind of places. Because living there is more demanding and difficult, then there are people resorts to things... Thus being more wary of meeting strangers.
And some, do told me, it's also the case with other more modernized countries.

I don't know... Just things I notice to such cultures.


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