Anonymous said to realsocialskills:
is there something wrong with me if i’m a neurodivergent person who has never really identified much with villains? it seems like in my experience a lot of neuroatypical people do relate more to villainous characters, for the reasons you outlined, but i never have. it makes me feel like i must be doing neurodivergence wrong, or like i can’t really be that oppressed if i don’t relate to villains.
No, all it means is that you don’t identify with villains.
There are a lot of reasons some neurodivergent people identify with villains, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part of being neurodivergent.
Neurodivergence isn’t something you have to earn by being part of a particular subculture or having particular tastes. It’s just the way your brain is.
And being oppressed is about how much power other people have over you and how they treat you, not what your personal tastes are.
You’re a person, and you like what you like. You don’t have to like villains. You don’t have to like or dislike anything else either. These things are matters of personal taste, and you have the right to decide for yourself what you do and don’t like.