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Most Aspies try too hard to maintain [[wikipedia:Alignment (Dungeons & Dragons)|Lawful Goodness or one of its immediate neighbors]]<!-- i.e. Lawful Neutral or Neutral Good -->, forgetting that:
 
Most Aspies try too hard to maintain [[wikipedia:Alignment (Dungeons & Dragons)|Lawful Goodness or one of its immediate neighbors]]<!-- i.e. Lawful Neutral or Neutral Good -->, forgetting that:
 
*Other people may not share their moral views
 
*Other people may not share their moral views
*Chaotic Good is still Good (TODO: work in some wording like "Most Aspies try too hard to be Lawful Good in a world where Chaotic Good would often work better")
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*Chaotic Good is still Good, and many Aspies forget that being Lawful can sometimes get in the way
 
*Moral and sociopolitical neutrality are different from the type of "neutrality" characterized by a lack of social communication. (More on this below)
 
*Moral and sociopolitical neutrality are different from the type of "neutrality" characterized by a lack of social communication. (More on this below)
  

Revision as of 11:49, 2 June 2011

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Alignment

Most Aspies try too hard to maintain Lawful Goodness or one of its immediate neighbors, forgetting that:

  • Other people may not share their moral views
  • Chaotic Good is still Good, and many Aspies forget that being Lawful can sometimes get in the way
  • Moral and sociopolitical neutrality are different from the type of "neutrality" characterized by a lack of social communication. (More on this below)

Quantity and quality of interaction

Most Aspies would do well to remember the "Hey Jude" lyrics, "For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool / By making his world a little colder." The point is that first impressions count, and one can't make a good first impression by being unwilling to interact. (This is one case in which there is no true Neutral.)

Aspies often have more difficulty communicating with neurotypicals than with other Aspies. They may thus develop a misconception that "neurotipycalz don exits" in certain technically-oriented environments. This in turn creates a vicious cycle in which unwillingness to seek out neurotypicals for social activity diminishes the opportunities to practice social skills, causing one to withdraw further "out of the loop."

Many Aspies seem unapproachable because they do not display the right nonverbal cues and because their behavior/speech patterns are overly logical. (TODO: Regarding the nonverbal cues: Aspies may actively deny communication without knowing it because they're not clear on what nonverbal cues they're presenting and/or what they mean.)

TODO: "Relationship bank account" analogy; among other things, like any real-world bank there are transaction fees, and one must make regular deposits to maintain the relationship in good standing (which means most interactions must be unambiguously positive) ...

Motor coordination

My parents insist on "playing" Just Dance without actually holding the Wii Remote. My mind refuses to accept this. When I try to play for score, my parents complain that my movements look unnatural. I need practice, but I won't be getting much because the Wii is at home and my educational institution is one state away.

This section needs expansion