The Girl with the Curly Hair considers Social Energy to be an individual’s capacity for social interactions. She thinks that every person has a different base amount of social energy and that social energy can go up and down. Autistic people have social impairments, which means they have less social energy than neurotypical people, and this can impact every aspect of their life. This book is all about how to manage your social energy to better cope with social interactions, and how to build better relationships. The Girl with the Curly Hair also answers the very important question – can your base social energy ever be increased?