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Pollyanna syndrome in psychology refers to a " person " excessively or blindly optimistic "the name based on the eponymous character by " Eleanor Porter , published in 1913. On the occasion of its centenary in 2013, the Atlantic has published a "article noticing the twenty-first bias century towards positivity and the pursuit of happiness at all costs. Now maybe I am a product of my generation because I strive towards positivity and hope, but happiness at all costs? there that I draw the line. The things that are worth itsIt isn't hard work. A little stress is useful, stimulating and motivating. Balance is the key, and that includes darkness as well as light.
I have been working with Judy Singer for a few years now, the unsung heroine of the Neurodiversity movement, in the outstanding sociology thesis from which the word Neurodiversity has been carefully, scientifically unpacked. His thesis was, and remains, that neurodiversity means all of us. Additionally, Dr Helen Taylor of Cambridge suggested that our neurological persity is actually a key evolutionary transition, in which nature chooses a minority of us to have specialized thinking skills (sometimes to the detriment of others). but as a group we are balanced and benefited by those less used to working in collaboration with the group.
The fall of the pedestals
The Neurodiver The sity movement is progressing towards an acceptance in thee business world. The inclusion of neurodiversity is increasingly likely to be present in EDI policies alongside gender, race and LGBTQIA + in many prominent industries (although I note that disability is more widely behind). And, as it progresses, it picked up on 21st century Pollyanna trends. People with autism are said to be magical mystical working fairies who can solve our technological problems in their mental palates. ADHD is touted as a driver of energy and passion, never running out of steam. We look forward to dyslexics offer awesome creativity and innovation, and dyspraxics to empathize with us. And further we turned the idea of neurodifferences into concepts of Pollyanna, we put neurodivergents on a pedestal. We have become reluctant to see that just as the neurotypical, we are sometimes petty, selfish and argumentative. Everything is a little out of control.
Similar to revere women when they are compassionate leaders, then vilify them when they make difficult leadership decisions (part A: Jacinda "Arden ), maintain the neurominorities to higher expectation standards than their neurotypical peers is not only unrealistic, it is discrimination. As a member of this movement, which has actively contributed to the narrative of neurodiverse forces, I responsible sense of resetting the record. Yes, as an ADHD leader, I am passionate, engaged and accomplish great things when I am hyper focused, but I also have whole weeks where I 'barely manage to finish a sandwich and make hasty, thoughtless statements. People who put me on a pedestal find it terribly disappointing and it can ruin all their "faith" in the system. And to that I say "good" because blind faith in a pure system in which all neurominorities are frustrated Einsteins who could all change the world if given the chance is just plain naïve.
A realistic representation
In order for the neurodiversity movement to mature, we must find a lasting limit for what is reasonable as a difference . For example, HR teams need to be able to separate sensory overload and neurocognitive deficit from misconduct and psychological damage to others. This is not easy, when so many employers are still attached to neurotypical standards that we are still correcting. But without control, the trajectory actsThis will lead to less inclusion, not more, as employers start to trample on eggshells and fear difficult conversations.
I've caught up Judy " Singer , to ask for her opinion on the progress of her idea. She reported :
"The oversolding of neurodivergent forces is an inevitable reaction and necessary correction to the historical devaluation of neurodivergent people. And just as inevitably, time and experience will test its claims. Despite the ambitious goals of 'neurodiversity in the workplace', I'm pretty sure what will ultimately be discovered is that there is nothing new under the sun, no one is there. 'is perfect and humans are complex and difficult.
I sometimes get the impression that neurodiversity advocates think the paradigm will somehow get around it.eternal human enigmas of good against evil, of nature against education, of free will against determinism. Will we ever really be able to scientifically separate neurocognitive deficit from deliberate malevolence? Or is it better to leave literature and the theater? Have we forgotten the risks of eugenics by identifying the inherent flaws?
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Accepting both sides of the coin
Ms. Singer draws our attention to the dynamic of full inclusion.
"The test of real acceptance is when minorities of all kinds are allowed to be as imperfect as the dominant majority without being stereotyped and 'others.' definition, we all have strengths and weaknesses. There will be trial and error. Some people will need more time, more accommodation, more patience. And sometimes thiswill not work. On the flip side, given that psychopathy and narcissism are neurodivergent traits too, maybe we need to focus a bit on why our culture is undoubtedly turning such antisocial weaknesses into 'competitive advantages'. .
I worry more about what will happen to those who are deemed to be failing in the relentless quest for speed, efficiency and productivity that characterizes our hyper-capitalist era. It seems that, as the pandemic and environmental decline cloud our economic horizons, the “cult of positive thinking” is more desperately fervent than ever. And according to the latest research, this has always been counterproductive in the first place (See Ehrenreich ; Burkeman ).”
Avacommercial or civil society stage?
Ms. Singer talks about the motivation of her thesis which proposed the term Neurodiversity as a name for a civil rights movement for neurological minorities. It encompassed inclusion in the workplace but had much broader goals
"It should be noted that I invented neurodiversity for two things: add to categories of intersectional analysis and suggest a "neurodiversity politics" ie an umbrella / banner for the emerging online autistic self-advocacy movement, which was starting to attract "cousins" - other minorities neurological having similar problems. I saw the aspirations of the movement such as the search for recognition, an end to discrimination and abuse, civil rights and appropriate services. I do not rememberno exaggerated claims about superpowers in online groups I've been to. People were outspoken about their frustrations and challenges. Neither did I dream of making “the workplace” more productive and efficient, but of making all our institutions more human, not just during the years of work, but from the cradle to the grave. We are already far too productive at the expense of the environment. Nor has "efficiency" reduced working hours, increased wages, or given families more time and leisure together.
Evolutionary processes in movements
Ms. Singer is pragmatic about the current paradigm, but hopeful about what might come next.
"With every action there is a reaction. So in the life cycle of every movement there is inevitably a backlash, both from the polarization within the movement and from its opponents who feelnot moved from the status quo. Eventually, the dust of the battle settles and the movement becomes either mainstream or gradually a marginal cult. All life is an experience, and each of us participates in it, whether as a booster, or a skeptic, fundamentalist or opponent. To me, a relentlessly born opposition critic, the current hype is abhorrent. But as a mother, I know I have to restrain myself and be patient with the developing baby. "
Judy's final point was that in the future we could start to replace Professor "Pangloss as the avatar of 'foolish optimism rather than Miss Pollyanna. She says: "We women cop enough flak like that! ".