|Posted by Admin on May 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM|
I've heard of the stereotype that lots of people with Aspergers tend to be rude. Yes, that may be true in some aspects. I'm not GREAT at social situations, and I often find myself clueless as to why my parents are SO upset when I say something a certain way. I don't always remember to write thank-you cards, and I don't always ask others how they are doing.
I DO say please and thank you, (out of pure reflex!). I DO hold doors for people, and apologize if I find out I HAVE been rude. I don't curse (at other people, or when it's inappropriate), I don't put others down, and I try to basically treat others the way I would want to be treated.
I honestly feel that I am more consciously polite than most people. I feel so many people are unaware of their disrespectful behaviors, and sometimes this frustrates me. Just recently, there was an incident where I felt I was one of the ONLY people out of about forty who could respect the people involved while still stating my honest opinion. In the end, I was thankful for help I received, and apologized for any inconvenience I caused. But I was patient, I didn't shout, I didn't accuse anyone of anything, and I was just downright respectful. I cannot say much of the same for the rest of the people involved. That saddens me, and frustrates me that I'm seen as one of those kinds of people.
People argue, people threaten, people accuse and deny. People complain, people attack, you name it. And I'm not going to sit here and say that I'm perfect, because I'm anything BUT. However, I thank my parents for raising me to be a conscious mature, polite, respectful person. If I'm ever extremely rude, it's most likely because I'm oblivious to it, but I would never WANT to be, or do it on purpose.