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). - CrimsonShark

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

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

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2 All Autists are Violent

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

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! - KayleeKicklighter

Whaidiotic stereotype

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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 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

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

Autism should never be used as an insult - Mranonymously

I called one a loser and he started crying.

I have aspergers and I am considered the class clown - venomouskillingmachine

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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. - 3DG20

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

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6 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)!

7 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.

8 All Autists are Fat and Lazy

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

Same and I'm lazy

This is mean

I am autistic and I’m not fat. But my Asian parents keep calling me that >:(

Also I exercise daily.

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9 All Autists are Cartoon Lovers

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

I'm autistic and I hate cartoons.

They like shows that are for babies and toddlers the best

I find books and movies better - darthvadern

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10 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.

The Contenders

11 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

There’s a difference between being bossy and making requests

I’m quite the opposite.

12 All Autists are Nonverbal

This isn’t true at all. - 3DG20

13 All Autists Watch YouTube Poops

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

That is the most idiotic stereotype I've ever heard! 😠

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14 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...

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

15 All Autists Watch Preschool Shows

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

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. - Ilovestephanie

I'm autistic and I watch memes and undertale nonstop

Not at all. - 3DG20

16 All Autists Are Easily Constipated



17 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

18 All 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. - venomouskillingmachine

This one is thankfully not true... - 3DG20

This is actually true...

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

19 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

20 All Autists are Pedophiles

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


21 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.

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

This is very wrong

23 All Autists are Mentally Challenged
24 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

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

25 All Autists are Depressed
26 All Autists are Spoiled

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

27 All Autists Can't Take Criticism

I can handle a little bit of criticism. - Croy987

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

28 All Autists like Sonic the Hedgehog

I have autism and I HATE Sonic - darthvadern

29 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.

30 All 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.

31 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

32 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... - CaptainMowzker

33 All Autists Can't Work at Hard Jobs

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.

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

34 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.

35 All Autists are Messy

I'm autistic and I am very clean

36 All Autists Get Angered Easily

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

37 All 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. - 3DG20

38 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.

39 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

40 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. - CaptainMowzker

41 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

42 All Autists Refuse to Face the Consequences For Their Actions

I am actually responsible.

43 All Autists Have Irregular Sleep Patterns

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

Ever heard of sleep disorders?

44 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”

45 All Autists are Failures at Life

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

46 All Autists Watch My Little Pony

I'm autistic and I absolutely can't stand My Little Pony.

I'm autistic. I never really saw the appeal of MLP to be honest.

47 All Autists are Whiny
48 All Autists are Crazy

Not true.

49 All Autists are Cloppers
50 All Autistic are Crybabies

Actually, I just feel more physical pain than most people. - Cyri

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