Question for little people

What kind of words do we use to describe adult little people and which ones should we avoid?

I don’t think I have strong enough knowledge of that community to give a nuanced answer to this. (Except the usual standard answer about terminology: try to use the terminology someone prefers for themself, don’t make a big deal out of it, and don’t try to convince someone that they’re describing themself the wrong way).

I do know that Little People of America considers midget to be an offensive slur. 

Do any little people want to weigh in? Which terminology do you prefer? Which terminology do you consider offensive? Why? 

gramireus asked realsocialskills: Loading…Hi! I hope this hasn’t been asked before, and that I’m asking this right, but I was looking for an alternative word for something. I know the word “fronting” isn’t supposed to be used for this, so what word would you use to describe pretending to be neurotypical or not mentally ill?

Mostly I’ve seen people call that “passing”.

As in “Joe learned how to fake NT body language, so he passes for NT a lot of the time.”

Or, “I can’t usually pass, but I can do it for an hour or two when applying for jobs”.

It’s called “covering” if you admit to being other-than-NT, but still do everything you would do in order to appear NT if you were trying to pass.