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

1 All Autists are Unintelligent

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.

Albert Einstein and Issac Newton would like to argue (If it is true).

I'm not the smartest person but I wouldn't say I'm dumb or anything.

I'm autistic and everyone calls me smart

2 All Autists are Violent

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

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

I'm autistic and I never think that violence is the answer. You can get locked up for inflicting pain upon another person ya know.

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

3 All Autists are Immature

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

I'm very mature for my disorder.

My friends tell me that I act older than my age

4 All Autists Can't Take Jokes

Our jokes are like imaginary numbers - it's different from ordinary numbers, more complex to NT-s and and some NT-s doesn't even consider them real

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

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

Autism should never be used as an insult

5 All Autists are Introverts

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.

Not true. At home I don't talk a lot because there's no one to really talk to so it can be boring sometimes but at family parties and vacations I go into extrovert mode and I talk a lot

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

I'm a introvert

6 All Autists are Fat and Lazy

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

I weigh average

Friend with autism, could be a model.

Some are. Others aren't

7 All Autists are Cartoon Lovers

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

I can easily understand emotions

This is very wrong

I’m autistic and I feel a ton of empathy for others

10 All Autists are Zoophiles

I’m autistic and I don’t see any sex appeal in animals (well, other than humans)

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

I would never have s*x with an animal

The Contenders

11 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.

I’m usually pretty hygenic

12 All Autists are Nonverbal

I'm autistic and sometimes I talk too much

What are these words, then?

This isn’t true at all. - 3DG20

I’m autistic and I’ve been able to talk earlier than most kids

13 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.

I do, at times

14 All Autistics are Like Chris-Chan

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

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

Oh God no

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

15 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!

Some can live independently

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

16 All Autists Go to Special Ed

not true, but lots of them do however because people think autists are disabed

Autistic people are not always taken out of regular classes

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.

17 All Autists are Pedophiles

I’m autistic and I don’t see anything sexually appealing about children

Really? Are some people that stupid to think so?


18 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.

19 All Autists are Bossy

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

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

No. Allistics are bossy towards me

There’s a difference between being bossy and making requests

20 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

A lot of non-autistic people like YouTube Poops

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

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

21 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 I potty trained early


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.

22 All Autists Can't Watch Edgy and Vulgar Movies

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

I have autism but I love edgy/vulgar things like bojack horsemen and hazbin hotel

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.

23 All Autists Like to Be Completely Alone Forever

I find that stereotype very dark!

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

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

I’m an introvert, but I still like to be around people

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 Can't Take Criticism

I get moody the first 10 minutes and then I genuinely listen to it

I can handle a little bit of criticism.

lol I can take criticism

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

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