Top 10 Most Annoying Autism Stereotypes

I'm autistic and I get so annoyed by these types of stereotypes! I'll tell you right now that not all autists are like this, including me. I just hope these stereotypes completely die so that no one believes autists are bad people or anything.

The Top Ten Most Annoying Autism Stereotypes

1 All Autists are Unintelligent

My brother is autistic. He has the highest IQ in his class!

This is really annoying. I know someone who has autism and he's the complete opposite of unintelligent! Ugh! - MaxAurelius

This is such a annoying stereotype. I'm not the smartest person in existence but I'm not a uneducated dumb person either. It's been proven that autistic people are far more intelligent than non autistic people look no further than Albert Einstein.

In 4th grade a super autistic guy in my class is one of the most smartest people in my class

2 All Autists are Violent

Well I used to be violent

Yeah some can be really violent, at least I not as violent as others - trains45

That stereotype isn't just annoying, it's dangerous. It's what can get us killed and further demonized. - ETNMystic

I'm a mildly violent autistic but this is not always the case! - KayleeKicklighter

3 All Autists are Immature

I'm autistic and people tell me I'm mature for my age

For some weird reason I can't type anything else after I do this or on another list on here so this will be big. There is an autistic person at my school. He be like "HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT I DID? I DID (something I don't care about.) And I am in high school. If you seen my one about people treating me like I am autistic you know I have 2 autistic friends and they are cool. So, the other autistic people are so annoying. They worship super Mario or any Nintendo game. I like Madden NFL or any Xbox game. In Mario party characters cry when they are in 4th place and throw tantrums. Ok, back to this. If you don't like what they like they yell at you. Special Ed rooms look like a kindergarten room. And they like the wiggles. what. That show is stupid. How do they think it is funny. They are like 15 they need to grow up. I am 14 and they annoy me.

I'm very mature for my disorder.

Me and my sister both have autism and I think we’re both mature for our age. Especially her.

4 All Autists Can't Take Jokes

Yeah sometimes it can be hard to take a joke - trains45

I'm autistic and I have a weird sense of humor and I'm proud of it!

Autism should never be used as an insult - Mranonymously

I don't take jokes too seriously. I love to laugh.

5 All Autists are Introverts

I'm a introvert - Soulstealer

Being introverted is not a bad thing. Many non-autistic people are introverted as well. - 3DG20

People made me an introvery because they don't want to talk to me

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being introverted. It's just that sometimes you gotta come out of your shell so that you can communicate better with other people cause it's much more better for society.

6 All Autists are Cartoon Lovers

I like some cartoons, but I mostly like TLC. My Crazy Obsession is a favorite of mine. - QueenieAG

I still like spongebob, and use talking tom and ben still every once in awhile - trains45

I mean, I like Disney, Tom and Jerry and SpongeBob, but I also like books, like say Alice in Wonderland, Goosebumps and countless others.

Hate this stereotype and it's definitely true. I'm autistic, and I am not a cartoon lover.

7 All Autists are Fat and Lazy

Friend with autism, could be a model.

Same and I'm lazy

I am more physically fit than a significant portion of my school. - Cyri

I am extremly thin - darthvadern

8 All Autists Watch Preschool Shows

This was true for me I watched blue clues until I was 14, and also watched berenstain bears and read their books, a list of best berenstain bears books reminded me of my childhood

I only do this to determine whether I want my future children to watch it or not. - QueenieAG

This was true for me until 13 I loved watching the berenstain bears and reading the books, I don't anymore, but I did make a list of best books by them, reminds me of my childhood when I view the list - trains45

I'm autistic and I absolutely can't stand preschool shows.

9 All Autists are Zoophiles

There is no way in heck that I would wanna jerk off to cartoon horses on a girly kids' show (My Little Pony)!

10 All Autists are Unhygienic

WRONG! I HATE body odor! I ALWAYS shower and I think that it's nasty when others cough or sneeze without covering their mouths

I always make sure to brush my teeth, wash my hair and face, and put on deodorant everyday.

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11 All Autists are Unable to Understand Other People's Feelings

I'm Autistic and I understand people's feelings.

This is very wrong

12 All Autistics are Like Chris-Chan

Oh God no

I have no idea who he even is or what he does - darthvadern

GOD NO. SO NOT TRUE. I am autistic and I am nothing like him.

I’m autistic and I kinda want to troll her someday

13 All Autists are Depressed

I'm Autistic and I'm always depressed!

This statement is false. I’m on the spectrum and I DO NOT have serious chronic depression! Although some of us felt depressed, at least once, in our lifetime, not all of us suffer from it. Depression is another mental health related issue. I am happy with my life.

14 All Autists are Nonverbal

I'm autistic and sometimes I talk too much

This isn’t true at all. - 3DG20

15 All Autists Go to Special Ed

Autistic people are not always taken out of regular classes

Kinda true... I personally hate special ed It is hell
But why autists...i'm an autist...WHY can't PEOPLE UNDERSTAND?!?!?!

Special Ed at School can is just like one word: HELL!

I'm in 6th grade and I never went to special ed. I went to social work but that was because I always interrupted in class. - venomouskillingmachine

16 All Autists Take Things Too Seriously

That is me in some moments. I am an easy-going person, although some situations can get me very emotionally attached. - CrimsonShark

I'll admit I actually do take things too seriously but I try not too cause being too serious about things isn't good for your health.

17 All Autists are Bossy

I have aspergers and I make sure everyone agrees before I decide to do something - venomouskillingmachine

I havs autism and I'm not Bossy at all. I'm shy

I’m quite the opposite.

There’s a difference between being bossy and making requests

18 All Autists Watch YouTube Poops

I saw the odd youtube poop, I don't watch youtube poop anymore, but I used to always watch youtube poop toys gone wild back in 2007 or 2008, and 2009, I may only watch that video the odd once in awhile - trains45

Out of the ten I've seen, I've only liked two. They were technically a two-parter that somehow wasn't stupid to the point of you wanting to delete your YouTube app. - Cyri

A lot of non-autistic people like YouTube Poops

I'm not autistic and I watch YouTube Poops every day. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

19 All Autists are Not Capable of Doing Stuff for Themselves

While most do need help throughout their life most can learn to cook, take public transportation, pay bills, etc...

It's called people with different needs. Understand that!

I have aspergers and for a lot of stuff. Everyone comes to me for help - venomouskillingmachine

20 All Autists Can't Watch Edgy and Vulgar Movies

I actually PREFER edgy and vulgar movies. Terminator all the way! - QueenieAG

I have autism but I love edgy/vulgar things like hazbin hotel - fallenwish943

One of my best friends has autism and loves South Park.

I'm autistic and I've seen "Showgirls, "Leaving Las Vegas", "The Godfather", both "Annabelle" movies, and a bunch of other R rated, PG-13, and horror movies.

21 All Autists Like to Be Completely Alone Forever

I find that stereotype very dark!

I like being alone but not like that. - 3DG20

I'm autistic and I'm more of a social person.

22 All Autists are Pedophiles

Really? Are some people that stupid to think so? - darthvadern


23 All Autists Are Easily Constipated


24 All Autists are Spoiled

I'm Autistic and I'm NOT spoiled at all.

My little cousins are more spoiled than me. I'm autistic and they aren't.

25 All Autists Have No Empathy


You’re the one coming up with these stereotypes. Are you sure it’s not you who has no empathy? - 3DG20

26 All Autists Wear Diapers/Pull-Ups After the Age of 5

Eww! Imagine if you went to see Avengers Endgame movie trying to catch up with a moment with your favorite superheroes until you get disrupted by that disgusting diaper smell

Well, I did so...


I'm autistic and despite being potty-trained late, I was fully trained by age 4, and at age 5, I am COMPLETELY out of diapers.

27 All Autists Can't Work at Hard Jobs

Have you ever seen "The Good Doctor"? - Cyri

People think that Autistic kids can only work at super easy jobs like at McDonalds and wiping tables at restaurants. I'm autistic and I would like to work on a job that involves using the computer, like graphic design.

28 All Autists Have Obsessions

I will be honest, I am obsessed with so much nostalgia it's unreal, and I am so obsessed with certain video games and books - darthvadern

Even non-autistic people have obsessions

29 All Autists Go to the Mental Hospital

I never have too - trains45

That is NOT TRUE! I'm autistic and I don't even go to a Mental Hospital at all.

I went to Rogers at age 10 in 2010 for coming at daddy with a knife mommy was sad 😞

30 All Autists Can't Make Eye Contact

I've learned how. I was twelve when I learned, but I learned. - Cyri

They can. They just have trouble doing so.

31 All Autists Have Irregular Sleep Patterns

Yep! There is sleeping disorders.

A lot of non-autistic people do too though. - 3DG20

Ever heard of sleep disorders?

32 All Autists Are Incontinent of Their Bowels and Bladders

This is the same as “All Autists wear diapers/pull ups after the age of 5”

33 All Autists are Failures at Life

Oh come on! That is the biggest insult to anyone!

I'm autistic and sometimes I feel this way too but I keep trying to find ways to improve myself at it.

34 All Autists are Mentally Challenged
35 All Autists Can't Take Criticism

I can take a bit of critism, but not if it's offensive critism - darthvadern

I can handle a little bit of criticism. - Croy987

36 All Autists like Sonic the Hedgehog

I have autism and I HATE Sonic - darthvadern

37 All Autists Can’t Work Above a 1st Grade Level

Back around third grade, I had, according to the school's tests, a reading level of a high-school graduate. - Cyri

I’m autistic and I have taken high school and college level classes such as statistics, algebra, psychology, and now I’m taking web design.

38 All Autists Get Grossed Out Easily

I'm autistic and I have seen so many vomits throughout my entire life and I don't even care

I do. But I have a friend whos autistic and he's only grossed out by smells - venomouskillingmachine

39 All Autists Are Conservative

I am actually - darthvadern

I'm a Autist and I'm kind of a centrist not a Liberal or Conservative both sides drive me nuts...

40 All Autists Take Medication

I used to take ADHD meds but I quit after getting horrible sun sensitivity from it as a side effect. 10+ years later and I’m still suffering from it.

These drugs should be illegal in my opinion.

41 All Autists are Messy

I'm autistic and I am very clean

42 All Autists Get Angered Easily

I'm autistic and while I am guilty of having a temper, I try to control it.

43 All Autists Like to Touch People

Not true - Ilovestephanie

44 All Autists Have ADHD

My high school special ed teacher is a liar. She teacher told me that I have ADHD. I told my mom, who said that it’s NOT true.

45 All Autists are Easily Scared of Things

Horror is my favorite movie genre. What was that? - Cyri

I'm autistic and I LOVE horror movies and paranormal T.V. shows

46 All Autists Like to Throw Tantrums

I used to do this. Not anymore.

47 All Autists React with Verbal Outbursts

This one's kind of true but also kind of false depends on how severe someone is on the autism spectrum and their maturity.

48 All Autists Inappropriately Touch Themselves in Public

I'm autistic and I find that behavior absolutely disgusting, unhygienic, and embarrassing.

I don’t know who came up with this one, but I’m against that crap. - 3DG20

49 All Autists Refuse to Face the Consequences For Their Actions

I am actually responsible.

50 All Autists Are Lost Causes
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