Ok guise, got it, I thought I might describe my experience in having someone misinterpret my staring, which was completely unintentional. I stare in the void very often. Sometimes I happen to stare at people.
One other #actuallyautistic I’ve been following is Penelope Trunk’s. She mainly gives advices on matters such as job search, relationship, life hacks, and the like.
The advice she has is extremely blunt and down-to-earth. She mainly describes facts (or, at least, supposed facts) and tells realistic ways to deal with such facts. Both are most likely not politically correct, to say the least.
I agree with this approach, generally speaking, because most advice blogs/articles are a bit too idealistic and they sound like they say something readers want to be told rather than what they need to be told. At the same time, I have read a few reviews saying that the advice is terrible, basically for the same reason. I am confused.
How does one distinguish between “realistic” and “overly blunt”?
Musings of an Aspie nominated me for the “Liebster blog award”. It is some kind of social thing/chain that happens among bloggers and helps promoting not-so-known blogs, so I’ll gladly take the challenge.
The Liebster Award rules are:
I will do the fourth task first, because afterwards I’ll put the “read more” thing. I will tag 11 Tumblr followers because they are more likely to read this (I don’t know if their blogs are new or have less than 200 followers). The other parts will follow.
 11 blogs I tag
In one of the last Parenthood episodes, we saw Max having “the talk” about girls and hormones with his dad. Max probably has alexithymia, which is why his parents are worried about how to talk to him about the emotional side of puberty. I asked myself why, though - such a rational kid would have taken it seriously. In important matters, it’s an advantage to be serious.
Sarcasm = saying the contrary of what is meant, with a bitter/negative connotation.
In my opinion, sarcasm must be “intuitively perceived”, in order to be understood- not the other way round. A person that needs to reason upon a statement to evaluate whether it is sarcastic, probably won’t understand it in useful time.
I say so because I mostly take spoken words at face value, and don’t intuitively perceive sarcasm (and many jokes that are not puns) “on the spot” - unless the tone of voice is greatly exaggerated, or I know the topic/the person extremely well.
If during a conversation I realize that something is “wrong” with what the person is saying, I mostly attribute it to my own ignorance. When I am sure that something was meant to be sarcastic, it is usually too late - either I am told it was sarcasm, or I reflect upon the conversation once it’s ended (even years after!).
Deceivinglynormal started following me