Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Proceeding from root concepts of language and culture through 62 behavior patterns used by neurotypical people, the book reveals how they structure a mental map of the world in symbolic webs of beliefs, how those symbols are used to filter perception, how they build and display their identity, how they compete for power, and how they socialize and develop relationships--Holistic trainees might need extended job training over a substantial period of time, even if they are very intelligent. Without a superstructure of thinking, they must adapt in lockstep, which can be slow. 64 Field Guide to Earthlings.
|Title||:||A Field Guide to Earthlings|
|Author||:||Ian Ford, Stephanie Hamilton|
|Publisher||:||Ian Ford Software Corp - 2010|