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 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.

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

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

I've never known an unintelligent autistic person, well, outside of myself.

2 Autists are Violent

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.

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

Hey that's mean. I'm not autistic but I know someone whos autistic and he's not violent whatsoever. So this point is an epic fail

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

3 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

4 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

My friends tell me that I act older than my age

I'm very mature for my disorder.

5 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.

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

6 Autists are Fat and Lazy

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

Friend with autism, could be a model.

Some are. Others aren't

I weigh average

7 Autists are Cartoon Lovers

My brother says Pokemeon is simular to Loud house, Powerpuff Girls, Sonic, Kirby, Animal Crossing and Chuggington when Pokemeon doesn't even relate to them at all, He also annoys it with me non-stop. He really gets annoying with his Pokemon fetish.

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

I have aspergers and I only like comedy adult cartoons like South Park, Family Guy, Rick and Morty, American Dad, etc.

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

8 Autists Watch Preschool Shows

I'm an autist, 11 and I like lion guard and yo gabba gabba and they're not too babyish. I personally think adventure time is a preschool show

This is true for me. As you can tell by my profile picture when you click on my name, I watch and love The Backyardigans.

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

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

9 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 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)!

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

I would never have s*x with an animal

The Contenders
11 Autists Go to Special Ed

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.

Autistic people are not always taken out of regular classes

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

This one is thankfully not true...

12 Autists are Unhygienic

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

I’m usually pretty hygenic

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

13 Autists Take Things Too Seriously

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.

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

I do, at times

14 Autists are 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.

I'm Autistic and I'm always depressed!

I wanna die right now

15 Autists are Nonverbal

I'm autistic and sometimes I talk too much

What are these words, then?

This isn’t true at all.

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

16 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

Some can live independently

17 Autists Can't Watch Edgy and Vulgar Movies

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.

I'm autistic and I listen to edgy music, edgy books, edgy entertainment so bite me

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

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

18 Autists are Pedophiles

How are us autistic people pedophiles? That's mean.

Really? Are some people that stupid to think so?

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

19 Autists Watch YouTube Poops

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.

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

A lot of non-autistic people like YouTube Poops

Most YTPs make no sense to me...but I like cs188's poops.

20 Autists Wear Diapers or 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

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.

Well, I did so...

21 Autists are Bossy

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

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

No. Allistics are bossy towards me

There’s a difference between being bossy and making requests

22 Autists Like to Be Completely Alone Forever

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

I like being alone but not like that.

I find that stereotype very dark!

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

23 Autists are Mentally Challenged
24 Autists are Spoiled

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

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

25 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.

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

lol I can take criticism

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