Oct 3, 2019

Talk Politely About Your Special Interests if You're Autistic

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# Try asking if it's a good time. This gives the person an opportunity to opt out of the conversation if they don't feel like having it right now. Sometimes, people have a lot on their mind or aren't in the right mood. Asking up front can help you know whether it's a good time to talk about what you love. For example: [[Image:Asexual Teen and Tall Woman Talk.png|center]]
 
# Try asking if it's a good time. This gives the person an opportunity to opt out of the conversation if they don't feel like having it right now. Sometimes, people have a lot on their mind or aren't in the right mood. Asking up front can help you know whether it's a good time to talk about what you love. For example: [[Image:Asexual Teen and Tall Woman Talk.png|center]]
 
#* "Is now a good time to tell you about the project I've been working on?"
 
#* "Is now a good time to tell you about the project I've been working on?"
#* "I read something in the news about cats that I'm really excited about. May I tell you about it?"
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#* "I read something in the news about sea lions that I'm really excited about. May I tell you about it?"
 
#* "I understand you're busy making supper now and want to be alone. Is there a better time that we could talk about it later?"
 
#* "I understand you're busy making supper now and want to be alone. Is there a better time that we could talk about it later?"
 
# Focus on reading your conversation partner, instead of obeying arbitrary "conversation rules." Sometimes, autistics are taught certain "rules" of conversation, which may feel strict or unfair (especially since others aren't expected to follow these rules). Instead of trying to memorize rules, work on noticing signs that your conversation partner is or isn't interested. [[Image:Cute Muslim Girl Thinking.png|center]]
 
# Focus on reading your conversation partner, instead of obeying arbitrary "conversation rules." Sometimes, autistics are taught certain "rules" of conversation, which may feel strict or unfair (especially since others aren't expected to follow these rules). Instead of trying to memorize rules, work on noticing signs that your conversation partner is or isn't interested. [[Image:Cute Muslim Girl Thinking.png|center]]


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