Neurotypical or NT is another way of saying all people who are not neurodivergent.

It is a term rarely used by neurotypical people themselves. This is largely because the essence of neurotypicality is the belief that their neurological way of experiencing the world is THE way, the standard way, the normal way. This may very well be unconscious, and of course there is an almost limitless variation in how neurotypical individuals behave. Neurotypically-wired people can’t change who they are, though they can educate themselves to understand that not everyone thinks and experiences the world as they do. In the same way that neurodivergent people have to educate ourselves to understand that not everyone thinks and experiences the world as we do. We don’t have a choice in that, because it would make functioning in it near to impossible.

Our neurology, whether typical or autistic, is a permanent state, from birth. Neurotypical people are more numerous than neurodivergent people, though obviously, within those two groups – there are certain key features, as well as many individual differences. Western culture is designed for neurotypical people, hence I have never heard anyone say to me, do you know, I’m neurotypical? Labels are generally more useful for minority groups as a way of explaining why this world disables us.