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a person who has a developmental disorder and/or a mental illness
Amy, who has Asperger's, prefers to think of herself as neurodivergent rather than flawed or ill.

Peter is schizophrenic, and he also thinks "neurodivergent" is a better way to describe his brain, because it does not pathologize him.

Sam is both autistic and bipolar, and uses neurodivergent because it allows them to talk about their experiences as both non-allistic and non-mentally-"healthy" in a way that doesn't carry a bunch of extra judgments about what's good or normal.
by Nate 277 October 07, 2014
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A term used to describe people with neurodevelopmental disorders. Originally used referring to autism but was expanded to include things such as ADHD. commonly misused on sites such as tumblr to describe anyone with a mental illness, but this is a misuse of the term.
Sarah is neurodivergent
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The technical term for being an attention seeker, can also be applied to people who are complete douchebags.
Pat is insecure about xer personality because a rock is more interesting to be around, but Pat can seem more interesting by labeling xerself neurodivergent.
by MisterGod420fagit October 05, 2016
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