Neurotype-Matching, but Not Being Autistic, Influences Self and Observer Ratings of Interpersonal Rapport

  title={Neurotype-Matching, but Not Being Autistic, Influences Self and Observer Ratings of Interpersonal Rapport},
  author={Catherine J. Crompton and M. Sharp and Harriet Axbey and S. Fletcher-Watson and Emma Flynn and D. Ropar},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
The Double Empathy Problem suggests that communicative difficulties between autistic and non-autistic people are due to bi-directional differences in communicative style and a reciprocal lack of understanding. If true, there should be increased similarity in interaction style, resulting in higher rapport during interactions between pairs of the same neurotype. Here, we provide two empirical tests of rapport, with data revealing whether self- and observer- rated rapport varies depending on the… Expand
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