The ‘Problem’ of Body Language – Part II

In my first post on this topic I spoke about how the ‘problem’ I experience with body language is that people often misinterpret my actions. In this post I wanted to talk a little bit more about what that actually looks like and how seriously damaging it can be to otherwise healthy relationships. And then, as a happy ending, I’ll tell you about the freedom I’ve felt in certain ‘autism-friendly’ spaces where all of these issues disappear completely Continue reading

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Example: Misinterpreting Body Language

Here is my recollection of a conversation I had with a close friend several years ago. I was in a great mood! I was peaceful, relaxed… euphoric actually, on the inside, as I recall. But unfortunately, that’s now what she saw Continue reading

The ‘Problem’ of Body Language

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO: Aspergers and Body Language

Do you remember who taught you how to smile? Who told you that you should clench your fists when you’re angry? Or jump up and down when you’re excited?

You’ve probably heard the stereotype that people with Aspergers aren’t good at body language. Today I want to flip that completely… Continue reading