Top 10 Positive Autism Stereotypes

I personally don't have autism but I knew a friend in real life who did. He was a very nice and very gentle person and did not fit any bad autism stereotypes at all. I know autistic people and I'd like to make them feel better by making this list of positive stereotypes about their way of thinking (most of these are more positive traits of people with Asperger's syndrome which is a form of high functioning autism).

The Top Ten

1 Autists Are Very Creative

I'm autistic, and I am a writer. - Cyri

Very true definitely - darthvadern

2 Autists Are Honest

Well, to be fair, I do my best, yet most people see me as among the most honest individuals they've met. Though I can get rather too direct... - CrimsonShark

3 Autists Are Very Intelligent

All of these items described me very well and thank you for this list and you are a very good person and atheist. and if you don't know me I'm not a visitor and I'm a real user(I sense you knew)- Kevinsidis

4 Autists Have Good Memories

That's true, I sometimes even remember the exact day I went to the hospital for example, or what day I went to Cinema. - darthvadern

5 Autists Have Visual Memories
6 Autists Are Very Good at Reading

I assume reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone at the age of six makes me fit the stereotype. - Cyri

Well, I love reading - darthvadern

7 Autists Are Very Original in Their Ideas
8 Autists Are Very Dedicated

Scientists like Albert Einstein,Isaac Newton,and other autistic celebrities farther from the palms of science - Kevinsidis

9 Autists Focus More on Details

I remember seventh grade, where there was a group activity (Hey, my group was friendly for once! ) in Washington State History. We had to identify the usage of artifacts a museum was letting my school look at, and my mind, being more detail-oriented than most, was quite an asset to the group. Not that they weren't of any help, though. - Cyri

That's me nowadays - darthvadern

10 Autists Study Facts

Very true I excelled at nonfiction and would rather prefer nonfiction over fiction and that's how I'm a know it all and I love history since in 3rd grade - Kevinsidis

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