Kate Laine-Toner is #neurodivergent. She spent 30 years hiding in plain sight as a marketing professional rising to the level of Marketing Director. Inside she was having to be who she wasn’t on the outside to hide her condition, her gift. In part it made her good at what she did.
But she didn’t much like to socialise and party with the troops. It’s not that she’s antisocial but noisy places and lots of people are not how she relaxes or does her best thinking. Be clear about what you need and leave her get on with it.
Odds are you know many neurodivergent people, perhaps you write them off because they lack the verve of their more dynamic, socially lubricated, extraverted colleagues. Perhaps you don’t hear their suggestions because they haven’t found their voice. What a waste of perfectly good talent. Listening to those who make the most noise over those who say the thing you need to hear.