‘Special interest’ vs obsession 

The diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s/autism includes the tendency toward: “Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus … More

The Too-Silent Wave (on social media)

(I have to get something off my chest.  I kind of dreaded posting this, because it might irk or offend some, … More

The cost of bullying ~ through an Asperger’s / autistic angle [Mental Health Monday]

A natural introvert, I was often the target of teasing that bordered on bullying. No wait–it wasn’t just “borderline”; it … More

Sometimes I prefer to be invisible

People on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum often find ourselves under scrutiny we didn’t ask for and don’t necessarily want.  Some of … More

Reaching out vs Drawing in ~ a social quandary for many autistic people

My Asperger’s/autism is further shaped and shaded by an INTJ Myers-Briggs personality type.  One interesting feature of the INTJ type … More