Top Ten Worst Things About Having Autism

I am slightly autistic(Not using it as an insult), and I hate it, look down to see why.

The Top Ten

1 You don't get friends

I am usually able to get a few acquaintances, but it usually never goes well enough. I was actually invited to a high school party twice last September. However, after several incidents took place, I was forced to leave the group I'd been hanging out with for a year. Now, I feel as if I'm restricted from talking to random people, or I'd think that I'm too immature for them.

During free time, while everyone else is talking to their friends, I just have to sit there bored to death. I tried making friends one time but got made fun of for being short.

First of all that's not true. I have a lot of people who really good friends at school. And I have a super close bestfriend. And none of them are autistic.

Are you serious? One of my best friends since school is autistic. Everyone loves her! She has many, genuine friends.

That's why autistic people can get friends. They can be very nice!

2 You are shy

So, I've got this math teacher at my high school who I was really shy to talk to (and I still kinda am, but I'm trying to get that under control). Whenever I'd want to talk with him, my legs get all jittery, my palms get shaky/sweaty, and I get that butterfly feeling in my stomach, like I might throw-up or something.

Usually, after I talk to him, I feel a bit better.

I'm the type of person who's shy when I feel like it, talkitive when I feel like it, serious when I feel like it, et cetera. It makes for some interesting stories.

I'm not shy. I just have trouble in social situations. (which is very common in autistic people)

I'm actually shy. Someone said to me that it it's actually cute and innocent.

3 You are oversensitive

Honestly, I had ASD throughout most of my life, it was not good to feel oversensitive, but unfortunately I may have to live through this even though I'm on medication.

I know many people with Autism who are oversensitive, but I try not to be. Words do hurt, but they don't kill on impact.

My days are a lot about ignoring minor issues and move on but it's never ending and it drains me

It's quite embarrassing to be honest. Things that others seem to brush off really get me upset.

4 You think differently

Most people seem to stare like a deer in headlights whenever I voice my non-conformist ideas about society. But maybe that's a good thing?

My family is Asian and whenever we get group pics taken with toddlers or babies the grownups make all sorts of weird and annoying noises to get the kid to pose for the camera. I know they’re not speaking it towards me or the older kids or the older adults but I have always thought that they were making the noises to try to get EVERYONE to pose for pictures, regardless of their age

I think like a genius. Autistic thinking is way better than normal people thinking. You just wouldn't know 'cause you don't have autism.

Yeah I'm usually smarter but I suck at other areas in life so it's even

5 You act like a crybaby

We, as autistic people are much more sensitive, both emotionally and physically. Something that may be a slight annoyance or inconvenience for an NT can make an autistic person break down.

That's kind of true. I'm autistic and whenever my parents yell at me loudly/harshly for no reason I tend to cry.

Apparently whoever made this list is neurotypical, because us autistic people do NOT act like crybabies.

Not crybaby emotional also I spelled emotional auto correct to pregnant

6 People think you are weird

The only struggle I really face with Autism is the discrimination given from some people to me just because of my label. In reality, we're no different from everyone else, we're capable of the same things as non-Autistics.

Whenever I make a joke I think is funny or something all anyone does is tell me to kill myself.

I am autistic and I do random and weird stuff like ride fake horses and I'm proud of it!

I believe (not tryin to be mean) that everyone is weird in their own special way

7 Getting irritated at minor problems

This sort of falls under the "Oversensitive" category. Again, things that are minor to everyone else are really upsetting to me.

True, I can be hot-headed and I tend to lose my temper easily. I try to control it most of the time, though.

Geez some teens just never grow up

8 You force people to be your friend

Actually, I try to avoid making friends. It's too much work. Besides, I hate everyone in my school. Because they're all idiots and they're all plotting to murder me in my sleep.

Well if you met me I wouldn't murder and I know how you feel. It sucks doesn't it. In your opinion don't you think that's it's worse than getting a Math test?

I tend to avoid most people I don't know. Only those I can trust could be considered friends.

I feel like my friends and family secretly talk trash about my problems behind my back

That's not true! The only autistic person who does that at my school is Charles!

9 People make fun of you

This is why I don't like to tell people that I'm autistic, but I'm pretty sure everyone already knows. One person even told the whole class. When I was at public school, everyone liked to tease me all the time, because they all thought it was funny. Even worse was that since I was the only person out of like 140 students that had Autism, I was the only one that actually got made fun of.

I'm mistreated a lot and and some kids ask weird questions, and I just wish I was isolated and I think it's better for me to actually be alone because I like being alone!

I have been bullied but not for being autistic because people NEVER notice it. But I got bullied for being short once by this rude tall girl once

I had many make fun of me in school grade 8 was the worst in september

10 If you have a meltdown as a child, people will tell your parents you're spoiled

Yes that happened to me a lot and people are so ignorant

The Contenders

11 It's not easy to get comforted
12 You'll never fit in

People just think I'm the shy girl and don't suspect me having autism.

I dress in caps and sweatpants compared to popular girls wearing booty shorts as makeup so I have always had trouble fitting in with most girls. But I have always gotten along well with guys because they have always seemed to understand me a bit better. Yes, I am a tomboy.

I can camouflage a lot since I'm a girl and my autism is mild but it drains me so I always have to choose between living a lonely life or always being exhausted

Who ever said fitting in was the right thing to do? If everyone fit in, we would live a life of blandness and repetition.
There isn't a such thing as "fitting in". Nobody blends in, we all have something about us that makes us stand out.

Shut up, negative pessimists ou there that say you'll never fit in. You'll always find a way. Believe me, even if you have autism. I know from personal experiences. Pleas don't give up hope

13 You are forced to take special ed

Yes I hate special ed. Not only do I have to take it I also have a one on one aide. Like I hate myself because of it. It makes me feel completely different. And I'm literally the perfect child. And sometimes I feel like the expectations for me are a lot higher then the boys' because I'm a girl. There are kids who have mental breakdowns and some are super impulsive. Some never get there homework done. My grades are average but I have perfect reports and I'm literally everything I can. Like I've already brought this up and nobody cares. I don't get bullied or anything but I get so many judgemental looks. And literally half the schools knows I'm autistic because of her. Whenever she's there I just wish a black hole would swallow me and I could disappear forever.

I hated it. In high school, my special ed teacher was mean and tells me off for no reason all the time. She even yelled at the class once! Special ed should be illegal in my opinion. No autistic kid should have to deal with this kind of cruelty, especially because of everything that they have been through in their lives.

I'm autistic and I have to go to a special ed middle school inside a nationwide middle school an hour away from my house and part of being in the program is you can't even go to the bathroom alone. LAME.

I had to take special ed in school it sucked sometimes

14 It's not easy to have fun when you're in a bad mood
15 Lack of empathy
16 You can't communicate

You can communicate even if you are nonverbal, I promise. I heard of this method called RPM and it works my autistic friend used it. It took a while but now she can spell to me and I can finally understand her!

I hate this side effect. Even when I plan out everything I’m going to say and repeat it 20x in my head, I will either only get halfway through (before forgetting) or say something completely different.

I have trouble ording food and stuff but I am starting to learn now since I got the help I needed but I still feel shy sometime.

I can my friedns

17 No one seems to understand

And, it's true. A seldom few people understand me. My dad even outright refuses to believe that I'm autistic.

(A bit off-topic, but I believe this is the source for people using "autism" as an insult. They don't know or understand us.)

I always have to lie to explain myself because the simple truth makes no sense to people

Yes I'm autistic and no one understands becuase it's so mild they treat me like I'm normal

18 You never stop talking

This falls into the things that my mom gets irritated with me about. I'll ruminate over stuff when I feel strongly about something.

I have autism and I never ever stop talking its come to the point that ill black out. no one ever see me black out though I am always alone in the corner.

Ironic because I am always considered the "shy smart girl". But some autistics do talk a lot. Others don't

I used to never stop talking. Now I never talk at all.

19 Meltdowns might make you come across as spoiled

Yeah, it's really embarrassing seeing an adult person break down in tears over something. But meltdowns for me are typically a snowball effect of stressful things.

20 You feel like everything is your fault

It can be annoying to us sometimes, but my goodness, this kid like me in my school literally thinks everything is his fault. Every mistake anyone makes he literally blames it on himself. Even when I tried to say it was mine he disagrees with me! Always thinks the negative stuff, and I literally think he is somewhat someday going to kill himself for nothing.

I find myself apologizing repeatedly for things that I had no control over.

I have autism and I always think everything is my fault.

This is one of the biggest things of my autism. I hate it.

21 You never do things right

Me: Great job on the test older brother!
Older Brother: Shut up you didn't even take it dummy!

From what I've learned, never say anything to anyone.

I'm smart, but I do make dumb choices sometimes. Plus, I'm not a know-it-all, so I don't see why most people criticize me so much

Sometimes I'm wrong, I'm smart but I admit I make dumb mistakes sometimes and I am not a know-it-all.

Sometimes I felt like this and I still do, although when I can actually can do things right.

22 You're 28 times more likely to commit suicide

I'm autistic and sometimes I feel that my life is also horrible but I am not suicidal. I just hope that things will come out more positively

I am autistic but this kid literally hits himself and wishes to die. I thought it was suicide disorder.

About a week ago I tried to kill myself, but I chickened out.

I've tried it way more than anyone else, honestly.

23 You are violent

funny story I used to be extremely violent ex, slapping faces, kicking shins, and digging fingernails into skin all of teachers/school staff members!

I tend to get aggressive for no real reason.

I do get violent when I get angry

24 You wish you were never born

This feeling isn't necessarily about being autistic, but about life in general. Life is just too difficult and for people with autism, it's very overwhelming. I'm quite fed up and tired of the problems, suffering, and maintenance that comes with life.

First off that's called Identity Crisis and as a high functioning genius I don't like bumping into these, and I get through them within seconds.

To the person who added this to the list:

How about tying a rope around your neck you failed abortion.

My family would be better off if I were never born. I'm nothing but an inconvenience.

25 Other kids hate you

They are neutral with the other autistic kids but not me.

Or your just overreacting...just saying

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