Top Ten Worst Things About Having Autism

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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

I am autistic and have like 20 friends. - TeamRocket747

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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

Sometimes for me - Lucretia

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.

Applies to me. - Extractinator04

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3 You act like a crybaby

Not true at all. I barely cry, and I only cry when I'm really upset (which rarely happens to me these days). - Kiyomi

Sometimes I cry a lot and other times it is hard to cry. - Lunala

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 cried when my mom threatened to kill me - TeamRocket747

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4 You are shy

Yes. Sort of or just not shy but nervous and confused around a bunch of people - Lucretia

Shyness isn't a bad thing. - Britgirl

So true. I'm always the shy girl. - Lunala

Yes I am - TeamRocket747

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5 You force people to be your friend

I try to avoid people and always do stuff like projects, never invite people to my house, never tell people what city I live in... I don't want them bothering when they don't have a chance to. They all ignore me anyways, never applied - Lucretia

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

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

I always think about negative stuff... - Lucretia

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

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

Yes, and just for what I think... - Lucretia

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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!

The last time I talked in school was in 6th grade, I'm in 9th now and I'm still not talking. - PrincessKiana

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. - Lunala

I can my friedns

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10 You never do things right

Most autistic people are dumb. - Unharmless

No they aren't... most people who label entire groups like that are dumb, it's a proven fact - Lucretia

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

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

Yeah I am an idiot because of it. - Extractinator04

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

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

I always remember my stupid mistakes, from years ago. - Lucretia

Yep - Lunala

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

12 You feel like everything is your fault
13 You have unhealthy obsessions

My brother in a nutshell. - Stevenuniversefangirl

Somevut... is it bad to be obsessed with satanic black metal... and the members actions? - Lucretia

14 You wish you were never born

That's true. I wish I could just rob a gun and shoot myself in the head and get reborn without having autism - Unharmless

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

I feel that sometimes :'( - Getovait

Um yeah for me - Lucretia

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15 It's not easy to get comforted

Every time I'm angry/sad and people try to comfort me, it never really works, and sometimes, it makes my mood worse. - Kiyomi

16 You are more likely to get sleeping problems

I always wake up too early. - Kiyomi

17 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

Yes, sometimes, other times I can't talk at all. - Lucretia

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.

18 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

19 Your motor skills are delayed

I couldn't ride a bycicle till I was 7-8 years old, I couldn't swim properly till I was 9-10 old, and I still have an awful handwriting. - Kiyomi

20 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

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