I Prefer Blunt People

And here I thought it was just a personal preference

I prefer blunt people. I’m referring to the characteristic of being forthright, straightforward, and candid — not slang for a joint you smoke.

This is sort of a personal preference, but the more I learn about myself, the more I learn these things are not that simple.

I used to say I’m not good at playing politics. Well, that’s true, but not simply because I refuse to go along to get along, or because I’m not good at picking my battles.

Those are both also true, but my brain is wired differently, such that diplomacy, tact, and the ability to “fake it to make it” are neurologically a much greater challenge for me than for most neurotypical people.

Rather than “communication deficits”, I prefer the phrase ‘cultural differences in communication styles’.

Read my article in Neurodiversified.

Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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