You have to know yourself, know how your brain is wired, the ability and capacity to process information, and work with that. I am not qualified to recommend medication and I have fears about side effects. Thus, I just worked hard, played to my strengths, believing in will power, and set the weaknesses aside. Knowing oneself is crucial in managing money or time and effort in self-improvement, and one’s potential is determined by one’s neurological condition. I am welcome to learning about brain research, but it is beyond the scope of this site. A consolation is you don't know what you are missing except only by seeing what others do that you cannot do such as more frequent laughter.
Now that I learned of my condition, I had to carefully monitor my participation in social events, knowing when to be in the group and when it was time to take a break.
My experience tells me that communications courses will not help my neurological make-up, although practice cannot hurt around the edges, and you know yourself better compared to others. Thus, my approach is to say, OK, I am what I am and that cannot be changed substantially. Thus, I work around the problem.
Effort, will power, spirit, desire, reliability, intensity, soul, qualities a person can possess to make things happen despite having some specific weakness. People really appreciate hard effort and may push you in a direction. Hard work can prevent you from quitting in a situation that turned out not to be impossible. For me, that would be surviving college.
Participation with people will be based on your capacity to handle the stimuli around you. The others around you must accept you and you have to accept the situation and choose carefully what you do. Rest/naps are good. Even being awake in a dark, quiet room can rest the brain from stimulation.
People have asked me if I have feelings or emotions. Sure, but it is almost impossible for someone to place themselves into my shoes because other absorb more or less information around them. I could react to different stimuli, have feelings for something but ignore other things. The example is laughing at some things, no reaction to other jokes where people crack up. Another is the effort to participate, blocking out feelings to complete thoughts, to get to the next step.
To conclude, by knowing oneself and preparation and communication techniques, one can maximize communication skills potential within their neurological makeup. I believe I have to keep my head up, and look open to the world. I welcome feedback and will revise the site over time.
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