4 thoughts on “Function Labels: Psychology’s Most Cringe-Worthy Language

  • September 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    This is incredibly close to home for me. I’ve been diagnosed as aspie and I am still learning to let the mask fall away around those I care about.

    I am a twin, and it is particularly hard when she does not acknowledge the difficulties I face, especially in social situations. What comes naturally to her is physically and emotionally challenging for me and I hate it when my efforts are dismissed with terminology such as this.

    I remain hopeful that humanity will learn to include us rather than dividing us into categories and keeping everyone separate with these “labels”.

    I am autistic, but I’m not broken.

    And nor would I want to be “fixed”.

    Thank you for your article.

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    • September 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be an aspie with an extroverted twin. I’d love to tell your story, if you’re interested.

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      • September 11, 2018 at 2:43 am

        I’d be delighted to share.

        It’s nice to talk about this with people that actually understand. 🙂

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      • September 11, 2018 at 9:32 am

        I sent you an email. 🙂

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