Oct 3, 2019

Talk Politely About Your Special Interests if You're Autistic

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#* Many of these skills aren't specific to autism. Some non-autistic people don't know how to do these things either. Being autistic doesn't make you automatically bad at conversations.
 
#* Many of these skills aren't specific to autism. Some non-autistic people don't know how to do these things either. Being autistic doesn't make you automatically bad at conversations.
 
#* Often, a social mistake can be fixed with a short [[Apologize|apology]], like "Sorry I interrupted you so much yesterday. I'm working on my impulse control. Feel free to ask me to slow down if I do it again."
 
#* Often, a social mistake can be fixed with a short [[Apologize|apology]], like "Sorry I interrupted you so much yesterday. I'm working on my impulse control. Feel free to ask me to slow down if I do it again."
# Stop sharing your interests with people who react badly. Not everyone shares your interests, and is close enough to you to be willing to listen. And not everyone is a good listener. If someone is generally a bad listener, you may be happier if you stop expecting them to be a good one. Instead, don't share important things with them, and consider them a casual acquaintance (or person to tolerate) instead of a close friend. [[Image:Adult Criticizes Young Teen.png|center]]
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# Stop sharing your interests with people who react badly. Not everyone shares your interests or is close enough to you to be willing to listen. And not everyone is a good listener. If someone is generally a bad listener, you may be happier if you stop expecting them to be a good one. Instead, don't share important things with them, and consider them a casual acquaintance (or person to tolerate) instead of a close friend. [[Image:Adult Criticizes Young Teen.png|center]]
#* Some people don't care.
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#* Some people just don't care.
 
#* Some people like talking to you, but don't feel comfortable with your special interest (e.g. a person with a phobia of medical procedures not wanting to hear about them).
 
#* Some people like talking to you, but don't feel comfortable with your special interest (e.g. a person with a phobia of medical procedures not wanting to hear about them).
 
#* Some people are judgmental or rude, and are usually very bad conversation partners.
 
#* Some people are judgmental or rude, and are usually very bad conversation partners.


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