This website has been created to record & study neuro typical human behaviour from the unique perspective of having Aspergers Syndrome.
From now on I will refer to neuro typical humans as 'NT humans' to simplify things, NT humans meaning 'neuro typical human' is a term used by people on the autistic spectrum for people not on the autistic spectrum.
Aspergers Syndrome is a structural variation in the brain’s architecture that gives rise to differences in processing and in different abilities. People with Aspergers Syndrome have none or an altered sense of 'Theory of Mind'' compared to Neuro Typical Humans, the 'theory of mind' term was first coined by US psychologist 'David Premack'. Psychologists have come to use the term ‘theory of mind’ to denote this everyday ability to attribute mental states to other people and to thereby interpret, explain, and predict their behaviour.
Welcome To the Website
The Neurodiversity in Humans is vast and that is no different in people with Aspergers Syndrome. The brain of people with Aspergers Syndrome are wired vastly different to NT Humans and with that wiring comes some benefits such as vastly improved objective analytical capabilities & an almost unhealthy obesssion with logical rational thinking, however having Aspergers Syndrome also has a dark detrimental side which I will go into later on in much more detail.
The classic and all too common response from neuro typical humans to people with Aspergers is projection with comments like ' I cant relate to them' or 'I don't get them' when in reality without introspection the NT human does not realize the error actually lies in them for not having the structured theory of mind to deal with any difference of behaviour. Rather than having to admit their own shortcomings its easier to project the error back onto the person with Aspergers Syndrome & blame the condition that they have.
Theory of mind concerns our ability, not simply to have beliefs as such, but to have beliefs about mental states, including the recursive ability to have beliefs about beliefs and understand them. In short theory of mind is a set of social rules that define and control how humans act when interacting with each other so not having these rules and definitions unchains and free's people with aspergers from the stereotypical ridged thinking of the neuro typical mind and instead we can view human nature & their behaviours from a more objective and non-bias and importantly neutral stand point. No warped deluded ego will get in the way of our observations, no dissonance, the Aspergers analytical mind will only record the observation and nothing more.
On a daily basis people with my condition battle to understand and interact with a mainly grotesque duplicitous species that doesn't seem to have any stable rational rules for social interactions itself. This I believe is why a substantial number of older people with Aspergers Syndrome inevitably begin to show the symtoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Indeed the suicide rate for people with Aspergers Syndrome is statistically 60% higher than in the NT Human population, this I think is down to that life for most people with Aspergers Syndrome is intolerable. The daily anxiety, the daily fight to seek logic and rational thinking in a irrational emotionally unstable species like neuro nypical humans whom for the most part are devoid of any logic subsequently takes its toll in the end as would any prolonged stress. Now the majority of NT Human's will claim profoundly they have logical rational thinking, but the truth and reality is very different to that claim.
They would rather convince themselves and others that they are stable than actually admit the truth & this is why the human race takes a very long time to move on socially and morally, to evolve as admitting you were wrong about something is a fundamental part of advancement. learning & evolution. Though the behaviour of NT humans is baffling to us on the autistic spectrum most of the time, human origins are deeply rooted in its genetic lines which of course originated from the great apes and the common ancestor we share with them.
I have been studying/researching anthropology and genetics for over a decade now but no greater insight was given to me on human behaviour than from the books and studies of evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins.
It was enlightening to understand where the cruelty in humans came from, the obsession with power & control, the incessant need they have to compete with one another, the inevitable behavioral hierarchical system they always resort to.
Evolutionary Biologist Professor Richard Dawkins
A Brilliant specialist in this field is clinical psychologist Professor Tony Attwood.
He has written some excellent books and is a leading figure into the study of Aspergers Syndrome and all the complications that come with that when trying to fit into a NT Human Society.
'The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome' is one of his excellent books.
Professor Tony Attwood
Also very influential to my research was a book from Sir Francis Galton called 'Hereditary Genius' which is a fantastic book and really was ground breaking at the time of its release.
The book ''Hereditary Genius'' goes into great detail just how important genes are in a persons character and the genetically driven behavioural patterns that derive from them genes.
Anthropologist Sir Francis Galton
Looking back at my younger years I used to think NT humans had a choice in their behaviour, they choose to be a bully, choose to harm and kill animals for fun etc. However on hindsight I was naive & ignorant to the wonders of natural selection and the NT human origins and its place on the evolutionary tree. Indeed most if not all of the behaviours shown by the modern day NT human can be traced back to its genetic lines and our primate cousins, chimpanzees, gorilla's etc.
Of course there is the 4.4% of genetics that is not chimpanzee or gorilla and that 4.4% in terms of genetic difference is a significant amount and that is what defines humans as humans. Unfortunately for NT humans the majority of the genetic code is still the primitive brutal code that our cousins the other apes have and partly from our common ancestor with them apes. This is why NT humans behave in this manner and ultimately all the animals and people who think & behave differently to them such as people with Aspergers Syndrome simply become prey to their nature and inherent intolerance of differences or 'Wounded Prey' as Professor Tony Attwood says. Complex emotions, affection and sentiment all claimed traits of humanity are said not to be present in people with Aspergers Syndrome but this is untrue our outwardly behaviour actually masks deep rooted emotions with in us and NT humans usually dont give us a chance to display these or show them in a way that would be understood partly due to the NT humans restrictive and ridged theory of mind & partly due to their innate intolerance of difference.
I must also mention & recommend an excellent book called "The Naked Ape"
by Desmond Morris.
Are Human Beings really Great Apes?
No other species ever in history has done more damage to this planet in such a short time than NT humans have, no other species ever in history have wiped out more species as a direct consequence of their behaviour than humans have.
Yet NT humans still have this unwarranted & complacent self righteous conceited arrogance about them. I like to think if ever an alien species came from another planet and viewed what the human race has become it would shake its head and ask what have you got to be so proud of look at what you are, what you have done to youre planet.
The NT humans word or promise means nothing. They are just empty words and sounds, their word is dependant on what mood they are in at the time and though they claim to mean what they say at the time give it one minute, one hour, one day, one week it will change as promptly as their mood changes so integrity and morality in modern day NT humans seems to be a thing of past.
Cousin to Humans The Chimpanzee
Well regardless of the consistent incredulity for this question Yes they are! The 5th Great Ape to be exact!
A hominoid, commonly called an ape, is a member of the superfamily Hominoidea: extant members are the gibbons (lesser apes, family Hylobatidae) and the hominids. A hominid is a member of the family Hominidae, the great apes: orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
The irony here is one of the biggest problems for people with Aspergers Syndrome is the actual 'Theory of Mind' of the typical NT human, its so ridgid & strict to a set of acceptable behaviours that its almost impossible not to trigger some alarm in their brain. It comes down partly due to their innate intolerance of difference & also their ridged (almost set in concrete) theory of mind that simply wont tolerate any behaviour that challenges their impossible to live up to criteria that they expect. It only takes a tiny minor infringement of NT Human's perceived acceptable criteria for it to trigger their primitive brain response of 'they must be a threat', 'this is weird' & their brains then release a cocktail of hormones and neurotransmitters that convince them you are a threat or that the person as an adversary in the competition for the resources of the ecosystem. This of course is an obvious maladaptive behaviour and is simply not relevant in today's society.
If that isn't bad enough for people with Aspergers Syndrome that there is no clear guide lines what is acceptable and what is not, all the NT Humans seem to have subjective personal criteria's that is different from person to person & on top of that the allowed 'criteria' is also influenced by the mood/emotion they are in at the time of the encounter. So NT Humans themselves find it impossible to not offend or stick to a ever changing exceptiable behaviour, what chance have people with Aspergers?
The vast majority of NT humans are playing a persona, a persona that they think the society they inhabit want to see, they are doing this as they don't want ostracised and the psychology lies in the incessant need of belonging and tribal affiliation that humans crave.. Its very rare you will actually meet the real person when it comes to NT humans, instead you will be greeted with a persona, an act or behaviour of what they think is acceptable or welcoming to you..
The disturbing irony here is the truth now is for the most part frowned upon in NT human society, its become so common to mislead and lie that its a 'social norm' and anyone actually telling the truth or telling only a tiny bit of truth is mistrusted and outcast as some kind of displaced person that cant be taken seriously, only a species where lying is now common practice would ostracize people for being truthful. Because it is a socially acceptable behaviour now NT humans dont seem to have a problem with it or see the errors and lack of integrity that leads from telling lies consistently. This is one of the main reasons why people with aspergers have such a struggle interacting with NT humans, if you have someone who is 100% truthful interacting with humans that are predominantly pathological liars you can see why that would be such a problem.
NT Humans out of all the great apes are more capable of great cruelty and savagery, sometimes NT Humans mistake technological advancement with moral and evolutionary advancement. This is a huge mistake as NT Humans have changed little in a evolutionary & moral sense in over 60000 years of being on this planet. Indeed 60000 years is but a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms and the primitive cruel side of NT Humans sadly rears its ugly head regularly.
There is an estimated 320 thousand homeless rough sleepers in the UK in the year 2019 (that's one in every 201 British people) and though they really do need help and cant be any lower in the social structure of Humans, NT Humans still feel the need to pray upon them. Just as they do with people with Aspergers Syndrome NT Humans perceive vulnerability in them as weakness and so a green light to pray upon them appears. Recently one rough sleeper was sleeping in his sleeping bag in a door way while some NT Humans kicked him until his jaw was broken! Though I have been around NT Humans for decades now their primitive savagery still astounds me. If NT Humans were a benevolent kind evolved species would they be able to just walk past these people in need? Would they be able to pretend they don't even exist? and just go about their shopping? of course they wouldn't. If you needed an example of NT Human selfishness then this is a great example.
The factually deprived society that NT humans inhabit is also perverse, facts simply don't matter anymore, the truth doe's not matter. NT humans live in a brutal egregious corporate system with rampant social inequalities, the system constantly perpetuates a delusional fiction via the media even in the face of all the evidence and facts that refutes it that the system is fair and kind when in reality the system only cares about the people who have money to feed it, its a type of mass collective schizophrenia! All individual moral responsibility for peoples actions have been stripped away from people and in its place is the establishment that now make all decisions on behalf of the population. The politicians of this system see the state and its own people as a projection of their own vanity, the system writes its own laws, rigs the financial markets for its own gain & by all definitions is a inverted corporate totalitarianism which is different from classic forms of totalitarianism as its not build around a demigod or charismatic leader but finds expression in the anonymity of the corporate state from which it controls the media, the financial markets, the banking industry. Capitalism also promotes hyper individualism in a way that social cohesion gradually breaks down after a short while.
NT Humans inability to admit the system is broken combined with the inability to grasp the pathology of the oligarchic rulers that conceived this system is one of the publics gravest faults & as ignorance rules throughout society of how this system is structured or even works sadly there isn't a possibility that this system created by people who have a callous indifference to what is cruel and what is not can be stopped or replaced for a more compassionate fairer system. There is a corporate assault on culture, journalism and critical thinking, those who speak the truth are marginalised and ignored dismissed as pessimists in a culture that prides itself on a child like optimism at the expense of reality, NT Humans have a mania for hope that our corporate masters lavishly provide across the political and cultural spectrum to keep them passive. The kleptocratic creators of this system have built a system that has the facade of democracy but internally has rendered the citizen impotent, irrelevant & while doing so has turned the citizen as all Capitalistic Societies do with time into a commodity to exploit.
NT Humans are told that reality is not an impediment to what you desire, its been fed to NT humans by the political and cultural spectrum, from positive psychologists, from the Opera show, from advertisements on TV from the large corporations, or the church or Hollywood via movies, this form of magical delusional thinking allows the NT Humans in society to remain in a persistent state of illusion/stasis & this is why NT Humans attempt to escape the ilogical chaos of real life through fantasy and delusion. The difference between illusion and a dream is that one strives to the dream and one lives within an illusion. These illusions keep people in a state of perpetual infantilism in effect they are never forced to grow up, their dream, their goal they think (which is in reality unachievable) is just over the hill.
The Collective Mass Hallucination of Reality
Underneath the counterfeit public face of this ruthless capitalistic system is deep rooted hedonism, along with all the selfish pursuits of pleasure & sensual self-indulgence the system allows & actively promotes all methods possible for the acquisition of wealth.
The important thing is here is that you obtain the wealth and how you get it is less important and most of the time conveniently brushed under the carpet. Most of the Corporate Establishments that claim to be righteous and all above board are anything but, HSBC Bank the worlds 7th largest bank was caught laundering billions of pounds to South American drug cartels and for this crime they get a tiny fine from the justice system who are themselves bought & paid for & are just another branch of this rotting tree of establishment.
The HSBC received a tiny fine which could be easily & swiftly paid from one of the yearly bonus's of one of the CEOs at the bank, no one went to court, no one went to jail, there was no 'justice'. Meanwhile while its clear they are obviously completely unaccountable and above the law the average person on the street gets fined for not mowing their lawn or putting out their refuge bin on the right day! Its very clear that the Corporate Elite play from a different book of rules than the common person in the street does, the hypocrisy is clearly overwhelming.
The entire culture and pathology of consumerism is narcissistic in nature, its built around the cult of the 'self'. Its all about what can YOU can gain from this, what do YOU need, how do YOU profit from this. At its core its the attempt to acquire an unachievable happiness through buying experiences which are all self focused & then fuels a type of self gratification. It's a warped self centred attempt to achieve the unachievable, this pathology & single mindedness of course breaks down social bonds, hyper individualism is fundamental in corporate capitalism and this mindset together with unfettered capitalism share a warped type of dystopian symbiotic relationship. This relationship makes the majority of NT Humans very selfish and self centered, most of them walk around in a hypnotic trance, mindlessly gazing in an almost psychotic way at their phones no doubt wondering and focusing on what they will buy next. This reality would not look out of place in George Orwell's book '1984'
Its impossible to relate on a rational level to most NT Humans, for the most part they are intransigent in nature living and believing in a type of Alice in Wonderland world where their utopia & exhilaration is always just one purchase away. I think the best way to describe it is they are under a type of mass hypnosis by the Corporate State.
A more detailed in depth look at Neuro Typical Human behaviour and the system they inhabit is available on the 'Human Behaviour Page'.
Here is a interesting post I found recently on a Aspergers Forum where a NT Human asked if people with Aspergers Syndrome feel selfishness.
The reply is abrupt and very telling of a person with Aspergers Syndrome, but the question in the first place is also sadly typical of the ignorance of NT humans and their perception of conditions that they simply don't have the ability to understand.
The Question 'do people with Aspergers Syndrome feel selfishness?'
The Answer 'I wont bother to even interpret your question the way you want, I’ll answer what I decoded. My answer, and the best I can give right now: My daily existence is a constant and cold education in how to ignore the needs of other people in favour of my own needs. How to impose my values on someone else, to that person’s detriment. All the while not caring about the harm I could be causing someone. Yep, I know what being selfish is, society has taught me very well. I just refuse to be what I would need to become to be able to do this to another person. I know how much it hurts when you are on the receiving end. And being on the receiving end, so many damned and painful times is how I know selfishness. Does this answer your question? To be honest, I’m too mentally exhausted by humans today to care if I did. Hey wait a second, is that selfish?'
Devoid of Introspection most NT humans don't realize that selfishness is now an innate part of NT Human behaviour & has become a 'social norm'. Born without or little Theory of Mind the Aspergers Brain has learnt the selfishness & have learnt to mimic these traits from the NT Humans.
Recently a young person with Aspergers Syndrome wrote on a post online 'We Aspies are trapped on an obscure planet with a brutal primitive species (NT Humans) that we cant understand nor can we relate to any
logical beneficial rational way.' Very apt i would say.
People need to understand that each neuro-type shares information with a different set of intentions. People with Aspergers predominantly share information because of the love of information. A person with Aspergers will share facts & information with others for no other reason than to share the information, there are no insidious hidden reasons other than the delivery of information.
On the other hand, NT Humans have other reasons for sharing information than just the love of information. NT Humans often use facts/information for leverage, or deliver information strategically to elicit certain responses, or to fortify their social standing often at the expense of others.
Most people with Aspergers Syndrome don't have ulterior motives, and are not being manipulative by offering information. What often happens though is the NT Human will project neurotypical intent upon the person with Aspergers this is unfair, incorrect and amoral. People with Aspergers often don't realise that NT Humans will attach all sorts of weird and unpredictable emotions onto our data, and will sometimes twist it to use against people with Aspergers later for their own advantage.
There's a very common theme amongst people with Aspergers Syndrome
& that is the observation of pathological lying by NT Humans.
Studies have shown that on average NT Humans are lied to 10 to 200
times any given day. Studies also show NT Humans that are complete
strangers lie on averaege 3 times in the first 10 mins of meeting, this is
how prevalent lying is now in NT Humans Society.
Most NT Humans Claim its wrong to lie, they use euphemistic terms like
“fibbing” or “white lies” to ease the obvious guilt they feel when doing it.
they sometimes superstitiously cross their fingers behind their backs or
out of sight, as if to somehow suspend the known moral social rules and
judge themselves on the right side of communicative history even though
its hardly fair when they have rather insidiously just re-written the rules.
They then cast webs upon webs of deceit & yet more lies in a vain attempt to cover up the initial lie.
Some psychologists believe on a evolutionary level lying is about the reward and gain process & the claim has some merit atleast in the initial stage of the actual lie. However I think its much more than that & actually is about protecting in a somewhat flawed maladaptive way the human ego and not wanting to admit they are wrong at any point & is also part of that overprotection. Human NTs are socially conditioned via school and society to view the admission of guilt as a failure when in reality telling the truth and the admission of wrong doing is a strength, a virtue. Indeed its how one learns and moves on from mistakes that they make I think the key word here is 'Wisdom' or lack of it thereof in this case.
People with Aspergers Syndrome are honest and loyal almost to a fault. One common theme with people with Aspergers Syndrome is the observation and annoyance it causes of the ease at which NT Humans can lie. Its so common now its literally a 'social norm'. Even when caught out and the lie has just happened seconds ago they will still nevertheless put all their energy into denying it & will then lie about lying & sometimes even go as far to try and convince you that you are delusional you imagined it all, its bizarre..
NT Humans seem to be constraint and bound by their own restricted perception of reality, they don't have the ability to rationalize or understand another persons perception and its pointless trying to relate to them when you realize that most NT Humans only understand the world from their own limited and some what flawed level of perception.
Sadly most NT Humans often can't grasp the Theory of mind of the person with Aspergers and will interpret his information as boasting and imply an insidious motive for giving out the information. They think like this because this is the reason they would be giving out the information so they cant imagine or understand why someone would be giving out information without any other purpose other than to give out the information. This I think shows you clearly how warped the pathology & mind of the NT Human is and hence makes the 'free' spreading of information and knowledge an impossibility. This is one of the reasons NT Humans appear disingenuous & deceitful to people with Aspergers Syndrome. The vast majority of NT Humans are primitive, simple minded and to be frank scary to people with Aspergers Syndrome. A species predominantly devoid of critical thinking they are left following a crude primitive set of codes written into their dna fueled by emotional instability & unable to see the other side even to a simple situation & unable to rationalize that what would avoid violence or aggression.. The biggest unnerving thing is that NT Humans themselves are unaware they are these primitive savage creatures
With mendacity & callousness running through every aspect of NT human's lives NT Humans don't seem to find any tranquillity in anything, their unhealthy obsession with personal enrichment NT Humans are morally bankrupt, they are for the most part classic hypocrites they outwardly portray morality without actually being moral. Predominantly with a mediocre intellect they struggle against the inevitable, they thrive on conflict which of course is pernicious in nature. They are also conflicted in nature, fickle & selfish, yet value loyalty, they are rapacious, rash, quick to judge & slow to change. Deeply egocentric, they mistake honesty for bigotry, they mistake their ignorance for innocence, they cant separate fantasy from reality, NT Humans are hostile, militant & primitive. Its amazing they have survived for so long considering they are a species devoid of the ability for introspection.
In short humanity is not ready/evolved for the neuro diversity shown in people with Aspergers Syndrome. NT Humans innate intolerance of difference & primitive conceptual framework simply wont allow for them to accept any difference of significance. Until NT Humans do evolve past that stage and shed their apelike intolerance of difference and all the other primitive primate behaviours people with Aspergers Syndrome and others with difference are in for a bumpy ride. In my experience it is pointless trying to interact with NT Humans they simple don't have the cognitive ability or theory of mind to even understand you in a rational logical way.
Ok onwards and upwards & if you are still here & managed to suppress your cognitive dissonance from the first page then my hat goes off to you, you are the 5% of NT Humans that actually know what it is and have the ability to control it. Its not easy hearing the truth, even harder tolerating it. enjoy the rest of the site!
Please note all the incidences & events mentioned on this site actually occurred and while I stand by these recollections wholeheartedly I must mention however, although I have been researching & studying Genetics, Anthropology, Primate behaviour for over a decade now its still however my opinion based on that research that the behaviour shown by these Neuro Typical Humans mentioned predominantly originates from their primate based genetically driven behaviour patterns & none or little nurture from their parents. This site was not built with the intent to purposely offend and upset people but to document and observe Neuro Typical Human behaviour through the perception of someone with Aspergers Syndrome.
In the United Kingdom an alleged advanced society which is actually a cruel & perverse capitalistic society, people across the country are being fined, arrested and prosecuted simply for being homeless. For the failings of a broken & flawed society the establishment then punishes the very people who have suffered because the system is broken.
Police forces across England and Wales are still using the Vagrancy Act to prosecute people for begging and rough sleeping.
This law came into force in 1824 – less than 10 years after the Napoleonic Wars and a decade before the British Empire abolished slavery. It even predates the formation of the police who enforce it.
Neuro Typical Humans & Pathological Lying
When not lying to others they are rather surreptitiously lying to themselves to protect the ego. Rather than admit the reality they create their own reality in a some kind of warped justification of the initial lying.
Most NT Humans would rather live in a delusional world where lying is accepted and a world where the truth is frowned upon.
People with Aspergers Syndrome need the truth and need to speak the truth and our inability and difficulty to lie makes this a very dangerous and hostile world for us.