Best Things About Having Autism

The Top Ten

1 It makes you who you are

If I stopped being autistic, I would no longer be me. I would lose so much of my passion, creativity, and unique thinking. I would lose what makes me an acclaimed writer. I don't want to be a different person. Being myself is just fine.

Yes, it does make me who I am. If I lost all my autism, I would no longer have a sense of humor, as much intelligence as I do, or anything special about me. I would just be dull, a bleak person. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

Most of the Items on this list is just something that would work for EVERYTHING.There should be Items like "you can see more details" or "you can remember names easier".

"special" doesn't always mean good - DensestPotato

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2 You could posses great abilities

Not to be boasting, but I am pretty much a walking, talking encyclopedia because of this. I know a lot of music bands, random facts, etc. I can memorize things extremely well, to the point where it's like photogenic memory. These fact- checking habits are one of the things that interest me the most, and it's probably because highly functional individuals have that savant like ability to have a knowledge on everything. It helps that I have ADHD, which fuels my interests. I'm not trying to put anything down; I'm no different from any other person who's not autistic. But I just wanted to share this out ( on this list). - MusicalPony

True true. I remember that one man who was mentally retarded or autistic and is a living human encyclopedia, as in he could answer almost any question about anything in the world and he would know the answer. Dang incredible! - keycha1n

I have good intelligence. And sometimes I feel like I have some sort of creepy powers (but I probably don't) - Lunala

I am autistic and I can do dancing

3 You're unique, not different

Aren't those synonyms? What's wrong with being different anyways? - keycha1n

Hitler was unique too - DensestPotato

Technically, they're not synonyms.

Everyone's unique - Lunala

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4 You enjoy YouTube poops

Did a yet another failed troll add this? - SpectralOwl

Possibly only original item on this list. Almost nobody anticipated this, but when you look at in-depth, you see that yet a large ever-growing userbase almost solely made up of autists are dedicated to making this type of content.
Nonetheless, their diverse quality which allows it to outrange a galery of modern art in reality represents the range of possible combinations of autism where a social retard & artistic genius could be found shaped into one person. - ad48

There cringe worthy though m8.

I have aspergers and enjoy them but a LOT of people without it love watching Youtube Poops - venomouskillingmachine

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5 You will not feel alone: 1 in 68 people have autism
6 It makes you special


7 You have a special brain that works differently than everyone else's

As someone who suffers from autism, I know this for a fact. I think a lot differently than others. I'm really weird because when I look at numbers or recite numbers, I see colors, shapes, and patterns. Is this something to worry about? - RockFashionista

Yes but you don't think different from me I have autism too

No you don't have a different brain you just know more.

Rock fashionista you have synesthesia

8 It makes you feel more proud of who you are
9 You can think more logical

I like how they use bad grammar for this. 😆
by the way, I am autistic.

10 Most savants are autistic

Rain man

Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala

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11 You are sometimes mysterious
12 TheTopTens lists are made about you

Ugh, no. Most of them are rather offensive.

Most of them are rude though. - 3DG20

13 Your friends support you

You don't need friends that immature

14 You can be really good at certain things


Don’t let others bring you down! You are just as capable of having skills and talents as they have. Look at Albert Einstein (scientist) or Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) for example. - 3DG20

15 A lot of famous people have autism
16 You act like a little kid


17 You get more help than others
18 Your intelligence may be higher than average
19 You can make the world a better place
20 You can get great jobs
21 You can be hyper empathetic.

A lot of us feel things very strongly. For me personally, I'm 99% super I'm a hyperempathetic autistic. I often CANNOT STAND to see people or animals in distress. Whenever someone cries, I feel like crying. I'm also a theatre major, so it sort of becomes applicable to that. - ETNMystic

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