Friday, August 12, 2011

A Critique of the Empathy Quotient (EQ) Test: Part 3

A Critique of the Empathy Quotient (EQ) Test: Part 3

For an autistic person talking to another autistic person, blunt honesty is usually the most appropriate response. In fact, I have autistic friends who absolutely insist on my being blunt. When they ask me a question, they want an honest answer. By the same token, when I ask my non-autistic husband a question, I honestly want to know what he thinks, largely because I don’t intuitively know how non-autistic people see me, and I very much want to find out.

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