Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Neurotypical Syndrome

From the perspective of the Aspergian/autistic community, typical people seem somewhat mentally ill. Hence we have coined "neurotypical syndrome" to describe the disorder affecting the majority of the population. Thanks to The Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical, we have a cohesive set of symptoms to describe this disorder:

Neurotypical syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity.

Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one, or the only correct one. NTs find it difficult to be alone. NTs are often intolerant of seemingly minor differences in others. When in groups NTs are socially and behaviorally rigid, and frequently insist upon the performance of dysfunctional, destructive, and even impossible rituals as a way of maintaining group identity. NTs find it difficult to communicate directly, and have a much higher incidence of lying as compared to persons on the autistic spectrum.

NT is believed to be genetic in origin. Autopsies have shown the brain of the neurotypical is typically smaller than that of an autistic individual and may have overdeveloped areas related to social behavior.

To determine if you are NT, take this online screening exam.

1 Comments:

Anonymous dr perfection said...

today is World Autism Day. What did you do to commemorate this day?

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