For the purposes of clarity, I am writing this as a neuroatypical person with social deficits. Most of my social problems come from having difficulty discerning nonverbal social cues with a few differences coming from not experiencing social contact and emotional intimacy normatively. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the way people interact with each other emotionally and how one kind of interaction will affect other kinds of interaction because what’s a straight line of emotional logic to me, isn’t necessarily clear to other people and vice versa.
With that in mind, I’m writing this essay about Cara Mason and how I perceive her because it bothers me when people call her emotionless. Some of the reasons it disturbs me relate to my disability and my reasons for disagreeing are definitely rooted in my experiences as someone who does not process emotions in a way others can always recognize. I don’t think my view of her is definitive or trumps people who do see her as severely out of touch with her emotions. I don’t think Cara has anything diagnostically wrong with her except for PTSD.
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