The trouble started with a discussion of the word 'numinous'.
But here is the question – why do social people, whose whole world seems to be built around play-acting with each other, admire someone who can't do that?
.....But Asimov wasn’t like that in spite of an autistic nature. No, he was happy because of his autistic nature.
If I was asked to choose the ten greatest scenes in literature, this one would be near the top.
Let's look at the enigmatic “Big Five Personality Traits" again. They aren't new. The idea began in United States Air Force in the 1950s, then psychologist J.M. Digman proposed the "five factor model" of personality in 1990. Human resource departments in large corporations have been using it for a long time to assess potential employees. … Continue reading Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?
I believe in aristocracy though.... Not an aristocracy of power... but of the sensitive, the considerate. …
In my book The Shyness Guide, I say that when you learn to accept your shyness, you become less shy. It's true. When you're no longer concerned about being shy, you no longer experience that kind of anxiety, so it's easier to talk to people. Simple as that. But that isn't all you gain from … Continue reading Shy and/or autistic Confidence, and its rewards
Recently I had the good fortune to be interviewed by Jenna Gensic for the website Learn from Autistics - Connecting Parents and Caregivers with autistic voices. The result was published this week - I've provided a link below. This website offers interesting autism news, books, free downloads, and other resources. But the core of it … Continue reading Autism | Learn from Autistics – connecting parents and caregivers with autistic voices | Alan Conrad interviewed
Because it seems to be a given in this society that social isolation is bad for your health, here is an opposite view.