“These findings suggest that social interaction difficulties in autism are not an absolute characteristic of the individual,” Sasson said. “Rather, social quality is a relational characteristic that depends upon the fit between the person and the social environment. If autistic people were inherently poor at social interaction, you’d expect an interaction between two autistic people to be even more of a struggle than between an autistic and non-autistic person. But that’s not what we found.”

Source: Study Challenges Assumptions About Social Interaction Difficulties in Autism – News Center – The University of Texas at Dallas

The Diversity in Social Intelligence project compiled a list of videos and documents explaining their research. Very interesting stuff. When we talk about psychological safety and the emotional intelligence of teams, we should keep in mind that there are different social intelligences.

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