Meh. I know my toots can feel blunt at times. And many times they're borderline replyguying, though I'm doing my best to learn away from it.
But many times they're the most authentic way of my communication. Setting things straight before moving on.
And then I find out that someone has softblocked me, and I see that there's yet another person I can't have an authentic connection with.
I know, everyone can choose to not interact. Still it sucks to be at this end so often.
@Stoori One of my friends has a condition (exact medical diagnosis escapes me at the moment) where they find difference between appearance and label extremely confusing.
So, they tend to get criticised for misgendering &c., not because they don't want to respect others but because their authentic communication is appearance=label rather than label>appearance.
Not the same as your situation, but thought it might give you a sense of not being alone.
@Stoori It seems part of the wider belief that mental states aren't "real" issues in the way physical ones are.
If someone put up a notice on a door saying "please don't use" and a person who was blind used it, no one would blame the blind person.
So, we should have the same acceptance that some people don't experience social cues that are clear to most, &c.
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