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Because they don't know what they're talking about. It's like "I'm a bit OCD about that". If they were actually on the OCD spectrum then they wouldn't say that.
My wife hates that I describe myself as neurodivergent - I have ADD and OCD - despite her being a doctor. And I'm diagnosed by a psychiatric team, not self-assessed.2
Being neurotypical doesn't mean you don't experience overwhelming emotions at times. Neurodivergent just experience them on a more regular bases. These things are only symptoms.16
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Because they actually can.. Weather or not you believe it is irrelevant.. And this comes from someone who is NT, and is married to a woman who was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome and is on the autism spectrum. Im better equipt to understand it than most NT people. An example of being over stimulated is feeling physically sick, overwhelmed, after being in a crowded place like Walmart.. Hyperfixation is a lesser issue, but it happens when I'm dealing with things I'm very interested in. Non NT people do not have a monopoly on those things, and it's ignorant in the extreme to suggest it cannot happen to NT people.10
What are you talking about. We are not inside your head. Define your terms.11
What, in the ever living fuck, are you on about?13
Because they can have them. You can spam everyone telling them they can't and they most certainly can.1
Because they can and can experience it.27
Jesus "neurotypical" is this the woke term for non psychotic people nowadays.8
SO we're creating a new word to describe normal people and then gatekeeping words they can use?1
Because they are attention seekers?10
What on Earth do you mean "can't have"? Words don't "belong" to anyone- and if they did, they'd belong to the allists who invented them. If you mean "can't have" in the sense of "can't experience", then first off, I assure you that they CAN be over/understimulated (have you ever heard of children?), and more importantly, would you really NOT want them to have words for conditions they'll never experience? How can they possible hope to understand you if you don't even allow them words to describe you?
( i mean as experiencing, Im just not English 1st language) They Can experience similar! But not the same! Because their brain is nerved typical!
Oh, okay. Well, like I said, they have to have SOME way of describing these things; would you rather they didn't? Normal people don't have seizures- what would happen to the epileptics if doctors weren't allowed to talk about them?
Wdym by normal? What Epileptics are not normal?
Its just I don't know, they just can't experience the true pain and uncontrolable behavior that comes when these things happens to neurodivergents
Normal people don't have epilepsy, and don't get seizures.
Here’s the thing though. They do have other words to use instead of just using the disability. They have a lot of words even at least in most scenarios. These are specifically coming from people who have no clue what the fuck they’re talking about and I don’t care about learning.
You got a remember words have power. Words are how we come to understand the world and how we interpret it so when you miss use the word and enough, people do it, it changes the meaning and when that meaning is changed, a concept is lost. Loosely using the word changes the impact and detracts from its meaning. For example, if everyone started saying they had PTSD over something small, like let’s say, having stubbed their toe on the doorway then when somebody comes along and says, they actually have PTSD, people aren’t gonna care nearly as much because the word has lost its meaning. That’s currently happening to the word rape. It originally meant to steal, but when it meant forcing yourself on someone, but now you have to ask yourself what do they mean when they use that word because I mean like at face value they probably mean forcing yourself on someone but thanks to a very specific group of people we can’t guarantee for certain anymore Maybe somebody just said the word bitch and they got offended called it rape.
Another example of how Miss using words can become a tragedy is one people started saying they couldn’t breathe, while getting arrested by the police. They do it as a form of protest but now it’s to a point where somebody may accidentally get choked to death, saying they can’t breathe and being honest, but they gets completely ignored because so many people are doing it as a method of protest that how are they supposed to know the difference so the person just flat out dies
So keep that in mind. Words have a lot more power than you may think so it’s very important to be careful of the words you use because you never know what you might be changing or who you might be hurting in the process. I generally try to be very careful with my words, because unlike most, I understand the true ramifications of miss using, and abusing these words.
Also, we have a massive dictionary of alternative words they could use like I mentioned before, so it’s not like they don’t have the option. They just don’t care. And they don’t care cause they don’t understand what they’re actually doing. Even though what they’re doing is absolutely horrendous in the long run.