I think will be nice to have a bit of light-hearted sperging after all that…whatever it was.
Someone (wink wink, nudge nudge) should disambiguate between aspie, schizoid and sociopathic disregard for social norms. They are clearly distinct but with some neurobiological, psychological and phenomenological overlap. Many to-be geniuses display properly antisocial behavior in their youth (John Carmack’s computer theft, for example).
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“Someone” is probably busy so I will have to do for now.
People with Asperger’s are easiest to describe in the general sense: we disregard social norms because we don’t notice them. (This may or may not be properly autistic—it’s an interesting thought experiment to imagine whether a neurotypical would absorb aspergic social norms if they grew up in a predominantly Asperger’s society.) But this comes with some interesting peripheral phenomena. It’s pretty well accepted that many aspies lack the reciprocity instinct, and I’m an exemplar specimen for this. But what I realized today is that this absence of reciprocity corresponds strongly with boundary issues, to the extent that I suspect they’re the same thing.
Everybody knows everybody on the Faroe Islands so they don’t lock their doors and anybody can walk into their houses, even when nobody’s home. It’s impolite to do it to people you aren’t friends with, but it happens.
There appears to be a hyper-individualism in the neanderthal personality that typically leads to a libertarian/anarcho-capitalist mindset, but with an altruistic flavor formalized in Kant’s categorical imperative. In a normie white society this is pure solipsism and looked upon as harmless eccentricity, but in a low-trust society entering a stranger’s house without knocking is a good way to win a Darwin award. It’s a good thing I grew up in a high-trust milieu because I never understood why I had to knock when I already knew my friends were going to let me in.