Since the term “neurotypical” has been used already, I assume that a lot of folks have already seen this. It’s an oldie buy a goodie. Summarizes a lot of issues that NT folks have.
My #1 complaint is the complete inability of NTs to carry on a normal conversation. They never understand basic statements or questions. E.g.,
“Do you know where the widget is?”
Normal people would respond several ways such as:
“Yes, it’s in the 2nd desk drawer.”
NTs, unfortunately, don’t comprehend language well and say things like:
“You think I’m hiding it? What’s the matter with you?”
“What do you need it for?”
“What makes you think I know where it is?”
That’s their first order language problem. Their 2nd order language problem is when you point out that their response is not helpful and they try to deflect their language difficulty onto others: “Look, you just need to see it from my point of view.” They never understand they need to see it from the other person’s point of view.
I’m actually always trying to understand what the frack is going on inside NTs minds so that I can deal with them better. They have no interest in reciprocating.
I understand English. You clearly don’t. You have a problem. You need help.
My 2nd main peeve is not just being illogical, but failing to understand their problem with being illogical. Take a recent thread in ATMB concerning capitalization of user names. Too many people want to capitalize user names when they start a sentence, but have no problem with capitalized user names that don’t start a sentence. Umm, at least pick a rule, even if it’s a bad rule. Either you use the person’s preference (which is actually, you know, socially a good thing) or use sentence position. This concept just flies right by them.
American political discussion is a nightmare of people who don’t just ignore logic and facts, but actively disdain them. I have no idea why most people accept this. Recent studies indicate that facts that contradict a persons views actually harden their viewpoint. Now that’s being messed up mentally.
There is no question that NTs are language deficient and behave socially inappropriately. Being NT is the handicap. Get them some drugs and therapy. Have them switch jobs and social groups when they don’t fit in.