Wow, you nailed it!. This perfectly captures what people with Asperger’s go through. I think you’re right that this is a blessing in disguise for people like us who’ve gone through trauma. I often have no idea what’s enough to break a neurotypical person, and I’m often surprised at how they react to a lot of situations. I’m glad you got one of the last paperbacks. The book just wasn’t selling, and you can probably imagine how tough it is to promote a book when you come off as stoic and slightly unlikable. This way, people will either read and enjoy or they won’t, and that feels good. :D This message means a lot. More writing to come. Now, I have to prepare lesson plans.