Top 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Autist

Autistic people often get a bad rap for being violent, immature, and taking things way too seriously. If you want to be a good autist and not have everyone hate you then simply follow these tips listed below.

Now hear me out. I know that people who have autism really bad can't handle what they think or do so I completely understand. I'm just saying that there's more high-functioning autists than low-functioning autists. If you're a high-functioning autist reading this right now and you want people to like you better then just follow these tips. I personally have mild Aspergers and I try to avoid a bad rap by keeping these tips in mind.

The Top Ten

1 Don't take everything so personal

Sure there's some things you should take a bit personal but not everything. The world does not revolve around you. Just saying. - Aragorn98

2 Don't be violent

Violence is never the answer. If you get angered easily, either take a deep breath, count to 10 or take a stress ball with you everywhere you go. - Aragorn98

3 Don't use your autism as an excuse

If there's one thing I can't stand it's autists who use their autism as an excuse to do douchey things. Don't use it as an excuse. It'll only get you hate. - Aragorn98

4 Find out ways to cope with loud environments

You can't control how loud a party you're attending is. If any area you're in is too loud then simply walk away or carry some ear plugs with you everywhere you go (I usually take ear plugs with me when I go to certain places). - Aragorn98

5 Understand that just because you have autism doesn't mean no one can criticize you

I'm not saying people should bully you, I'm saying that if you act rude or obnoxious to other people then they will lambast you for your behavior. Like I said before, your autism is not an excuse to do bad things. - Aragorn98

6 Understand anger leads to consequences

It really does. Once you get angry with another person, the person might get angry back. Maybe even angrier. You don't want to start fights or feel intimidated in any way. - Aragorn98

7 Don't use obsession in a bad way

Sometimes obsession can be a good thing, like if you have a dream and you really want to make it a reality then you have to be obsessed with trying to make that dream possible. You can't just sit down and do nothing, you have to really work hard and live and breathe your passion everyday.

Now bad obsession is another thing. Let's say you were obsessed with things like movies, T.V. shows, video games, etc. There is such thing as unhealthy obsession where you're constantly attached to your favorite things instead of trying to live your life. People will think you're creepy for being extremely obsessed with a movie. Don't devote your entire time to playing games or watching movies or whatever. You have to life your own life cause this is the only shot at life you get. - Aragorn98

8 Avoid whining

No adults will take you seriously if you start whining all the time cause whining is immature and very unattractive. Again, just saying. - Aragorn98

9 Don't take things too seriously

Now I know that some autists do in fact take things too seriously but if you really wanna improve then try to not take things so seriously sometimes (especially jokes. It's one thing to apologize for an offensive joke but it's another thing to get so triggered over a joke that's not even that bad. If you are easily offended by such material then simply don't listen to it. Simple as that). - Aragorn98

10 Have good hygiene

Not all autists are like this but from my personal experience there have been some pretty unhygienic autists. Heck even I was a pretty unhygienic autist until I realized how gross I felt. If you don't want your bad looks or smells to drive people then always keep hygiene in mind. - Aragorn98

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