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. - ethanmeinster

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.

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

That's why autistic people can get friends. They can be very nice! - Userguy44

I takes so long to get friends in elementary school I did not get real friends until 5th grade and I'm lonely in middle school because my friends are upstairs 😭😭

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2 You are oversensitive

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. - Turkeyasylum

Applies to me. - Extractinator04

Depends on the situation. - Userguy44

I can be oversensetive sometimes, other times I am not though. It depends on the situation. - Lunala

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3 You act like a crybaby

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

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.

I cry all the time. Nothing wrong with it. Crying IS cleansing. - Extractinator04

Not crybaby emotional also I spelled emotional auto correct to pregnant

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4 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. - Stazemar000

Shyness isn't a bad thing. - Britgirl

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. - Userguy44

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5 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. - RockFashionista

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? - AlphaQ

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

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

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

6 You think differently

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. - RockFashionista

I think differently and NOT in a wise way. - Extractinator04

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

Yeah - Lunala

7 You'll never fit in

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. - Turkeyasylum

You don't have to fit in! Be yourself, it's way better, and more fun. - Donut

I will never be able to, no. I probably should shoot myself by now. - Extractinator04

Whoa, whoa. Calm down, old me. Will I ever fit in? No. Kill myself? NO. Remember, you'll probably have a better time fitting in than me, even if you're also autistic. - Extractinator04

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. - Lunala

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8 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. - Turkeyasylum

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

Whenever I make a joke I think is funny or something all anyone does is tell me to kill myself. - Extractinator04

People actually thought that I'm a weirdo. - Userguy44

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9 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 have autism, which can be high-functioning. When I try to express my feelings towards something, I can't say anything sometimes. I don't know what to say. - galaxyfox

Very relatable. - Userguy44

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.

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10 You never do things right

I do things right all the time, like, ahem, being awesome. - RockFashionista

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 - Stazemar000

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

Having a fear of making a failure. I have that sometimes. - Userguy44

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The Contenders

11 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 have autism and I always think everything is my fault. - Stazemar000

This is one of the biggest things of my autism. I hate it. - Userguy44

I don’t think this! I’m autistic but I know this kid who thinks he is a terrible person, even when he does the smallest mistake, and at first I thought he was going to die.

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12 Getting irritated at minor problems

True - Stazemar000

13 You wish you were never born

To the person who added this to the list:

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

Damn, this list is more relating than I thought. - Extractinator04

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

This is sad. God gave you life and you waste it by killing yourself. This is why you should think positive guys!

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14 You say and do things you wish you had never done or done differently

Yep. I never think before I act sometimes.

Yep - Lunala

True, I always think back about what I say, I do after I do them sometimes I am proud sometimes not ^^

15 You have trouble in social situations

I’m autistic. Last year I went to a wedding in San Francisco. My relatives and cousins were all talking a lot to each other’sduring the tea ceremony. I had trouble saying hi to everyone because either I don’t know how to approach them while they were talking to others since I’m not in the right age range among them or everyone seems to not acknowledge my existence :(

16 You like YouTube poops

My brother and I have watched Toy Story and Incredibles ones. - Trollsfan536

YTPs are funny, though. However, they HAVE been getting worse as of recently. - Extractinator04

Non-autistic people like YTPs, too!

No. - Userguy44

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17 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 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 - Lunala

Should be number 1 - TeamRocket747

Yup. - Userguy44

18 You have unhealthy obsessions

I'm obsessed with baby paraphernalia, and I'm not even an adult baby or have any weird fetish of any kind! It's hard getting images of diapers and baby bottles out of my mind...

Sometimes, I eat the entire bag of parmesan Goldfish. - Trollsfan536

I can't mention them all. I have to many of them. - Userguy44

Music for me! 1 - galaxyfox

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19 There's a high unemployment/underemployment rate for people with autism

Turning 15 soon I want a job and I am nearly legally old enough I try to tell my mum I might want a job and she says "Oh you hve autism so you'll have to wait because you're different". -.- I just wanna make some money so I can buy my own chocolate and snacks and cool stuff - Lunala

Please tell me this is false. - SpectralOwl


20 You never stop talking

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

I used to never stop talking. Now I never talk at all. - Extractinator04

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.

so true

21 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.

I've tried it way more than anyone else, honestly. - Extractinator04

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

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22 People with autism don't realize how amazing they are

I'm a 16-year old girl with autism. It's pretty mild, so most people in my family don't say anything about it. I've had suicidal thoughts a few times before, much to my mom and dad's shock. I've had a habit of lying for no reason, and I say things that I wished I would've said differently. I tend to get irritated at small things as well. I forget things all the time, so one of my parents end up getting mad at me, even though most of the time, I don't do it on-purpose. Life is still not fair, especially for kids with autism. My mood still gets ruined - Stazemar000

Autistic people aren't amazing just because of Autism itself (but Autism does make people awesome), but they as a whole are cool because they already know how to stand out. They shouldn't suppress themselves because society tells them, instead, they should be free to be themselves. If they decide to be themselves, then this world would be a better place.

Bill Gates, Dan Akyrod, and Albert Enstien have autism. - Trollsfan536

23 It's not easy to get comforted
24 You are more likely to get sleeping problems

I have trouble falling asleep after getting a lecture

25 You are forced to take special ed

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. - Trollsfan536

I wasn't actually forced into spec ed. - Extractinator04

26 No one seems to understand

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

27 Therapy sessions

So much time wasted because of those

I had to go to therapy for years. - Trollsfan536

28 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

29 Your motor skills are delayed
30 Your parents have to explain your autism to everyone

And they get embarrassed by it

I do. - Trollsfan536

31 People call you a spastic/retard

Wow. Pretty harsh - Stazemar000

People call you horrible names as in the title ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

32 You still get disciplined by your parents, even though you have a developmental disability and it takes a while to learn how to control your actions

I get Brain farts whenever I learn math

That is so true - Stazemar000

33 You feel like you don’t belong

You know how Hercules feels like an outcast since he's different in the Disney movie? So do I. (I'm the only autistic person in the family). I'm still trying to find my sense of belonging in not only the family, but society as well.

34 People compare you to Chris-Chan

I do not want to be compared to that abomination. It's even worse when people who hate autism think that you (if you're a female with autism) and Chris-Chan should be a couple which is not right at all.

That hellspawn is pure awful. That evil gremlin is a disgrace to autistic people. - Lunala

35 Other kids hate you

They are neutral with the other autistic kids but not me. - Extractinator04

36 Meltdowns might make you come across as spoiled
37 Tics
38 You are immature
39 You can't take criticism
40 You are violent

I tend to get aggressive for no real reason. - Extractinator04

41 Your parents get embarrassed whenever you get mad

Everyone has anger. It’s normal. Parents just don’t understand that autistic kids have trouble controlling it.

42 You become a victim of bullying

That's kind of true - Stazemar000

43 People tie you up

My childhood dentist did this to me. I have a mild dental phobia because of my experiences :(

44 Taking ADHD medication

Autism is different from ADHD. - Extractinator04

They sometimes don’t work and they give you side effects and make you act weird.

Autism is different then this. As autistic you are smart and have trouble in certain stuff, while adhd you get mad over dumb reasons and think it’s the end of the world.

45 You like things little kids like
46 Special ed teachers treat you like an idiot

I'm mature enough to go to the bathroom alone, but you're forced to go with a teacher. To make matters stupider, I'm MIDDLE school, not preschool, kindergarten, or elementary. - Trollsfan536

My high school special ed teacher thinks that we are dumber than 1st graders and forced us to do kindergarten worksheets.

47 It's not easy to have fun when you're in a bad mood
48 You only get to hang out and date people who’re a lot like you.
49 Father saying rat poison is the cause for your condition
50 You view the whole world as your enemy

Autistic people hate sudden noises, so ANYTHING could set them off and make them mad.

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