April and Accuracy

This makes so much sense!

I know I’ve had lots of interactions where I meant to helpfully correct misinformation but the other person took it as a personal attack or criticism… Though I’ll also never forget the time someone posted some really inaccurate bit of glurge, and I (in my mind, tactfully) commented with a Snopes link and they got really ticked off at me and said “well, even if it isn’t true, it should be!” O_o

Eclectic Autistic

I think one reason April (at least in its guise as Autism Awareness Month) is so stressful and aggravating for autistic people is the sheer amount of mis-/disinformation bandied about: since many of us like things to be correct, we feel the need to correct it. This often leads to friction, because, well, people don’t like to be corrected, even politely. Beyond that, I think there is often a mismatch in the intent of communication when it occurs between autistics and allistics.

I realize I’m generalizing here, but this is a fairly common trait; I think it’s one reason why autistic people are often said to “take things literally.” (But we could just as easily call it an allistic failure to say what they mean and/or mean what they say.) When someone says something, autistics tend to see it as an informational statement, and evaluate it as such. But for…

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