|adaptive (n., adj.)|
Flag by Grey Skies
History[edit | edit source]
The term "adaptive" was coined years after the coining of traumagenic, as a response to the popularization and misunderstandings around that term. Some worried about the idea of throwing "the trauma back into the faces" of survivors; others were concerned about the perceived inclusivity of the term, although it was specifically defined to include non-disordered systems.
Related Terms[edit | edit source]
Adaptive is similar to traumagenic, but has a slightly broader definition. It doesn't just include trauma: it can be due to struggles with neurodiversity, for example. It was coined with spontaneous & created labels.
Flags[edit | edit source]
The flag's colors are chosen to resemble succulents: the designer, Grey Skies, likened their adaptions of having a strong outside and a soft inside to the experiences of adaptive systems.