😒 Behavior

Frames authentic behavior as undesirable and other

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Sometimes a behavior of a person is considered as "other" according to a stereotypical view by the society, meaning the society's behavior is "normal" and this person's not. But this thinking is outdated. «The research of "Neurodiversity" describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits», as described in this article of Harvard Health



What can you do?

Prevent such wording as it pigeonholes people in outdated stereotypes. In order to find other wording, think of it as "everyone is normal" and each person is authentic to themself. That helps you to use language that applies to any kind of person and in the same way.