Top 10 Positives of Autism

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Positives of Autism

It is generally perceived that having autism is bad for children’s life, but the thing is, they are just different than other children, being a different does not mean bad. there are so many positive qualities seen in people and children with autism.


Following are few of the positives of autistic people.

1. Autistic People rarely Lie
Autistic kids are conscientious, reliable, and honest, and are able to easily forgive others. They are not inclined to lie to others, are not inclined to steal from others. The reason for their inability to lie is closely tied to ‘theory of mind.’

Most autistic individuals have difficulty understanding that other people have their own thoughts, feelings, plans and point of views. They also assume that others know their own thoughts, feelings, plans, etc.

2. People on the Autism Spectrum Live in the Moment
People on the autism spectrum truly attend to the sensory input that surrounds them. Some see beauty that others miss, though they pass by it every day. Many have achieved the ideal of mindfulness.

3. People with Autism are non-judgmental
They are free of prejudice. They are selective, choosing honest, genuine, dependable people who share their interests.

4. Autistic People are Passionate
Autistic kids are enthusiastic and have a propensity for obsessive research, thus developing a broad and deep base of knowledge in subjects of interest. Have a lot of passion when engaging in activities they like, which may translate into a talent for certain athletic pursuits.

Most people think that having an obsessive interest in a particular subject will limit social interactions and may inhibit friendships due to others not sharing this interest. The fact that many people with autism have social skills deficits in addition to an all-encompassing area of interest makes these concerns more significant for parents and teachers.

These concerns are legitimate, but as children with ASD grow older, their peers will socially mature and will be able to recognize the level of expertise that they have in their topic of special interest.

5. People with Autism Are Not Tied to Social Expectations
They are not motivated by an intense social drive, and untainted by the judgments that people often make regarding one another’s social position or social skills, can relax and be themselves without fearing social censure.

So does this mean that people with autism or Asperger’s syndrome are somehow less evolved? Not at all.

The autistic brain, on the other hand, has been selected for its capacity to focus on the physical world in greater depth than is typical, noticing small details that others miss (such as patterns in numbers or shapes) and attending to highly specific topics in order to understand them completely.

6. People with Autism Have Terrific Memories
They are persistent, and when they set their minds to something or make a promise, can usually be trusted to follow through, can recall fine details that others miss. Autistic children have superb memory especially in visual-spatial tasks.


This means that they should not have difficulty with remembering information presented on the board.

However, students with autism can find it distracting to shift their visual attention from the board to the teacher talking and back to the board again. As a result, it can be easy for them to remember the lessons even if it is presented visually.

7. Autistic People Are Less Materialistic
They have values that aren’t shaped by financial, social, or political influences. so why its positive?  because high level of materialism during childhood may even decrease life satisfaction in adulthood.

Indeed, studies of adults have associated increased materialism with decreased life satisfaction, happiness, vitality, social cooperation and environmentally sustainable behaviors, as well as increased depression, anxiety, racism and antisocial behavior.

8. Autistic People Have Fewer Hidden Agendas
They are not likely to be bullies, con artists, or social manipulators and unlikely to launch unprovoked attacks, verbal or otherwise.

Their body language mirrors what they are feeling at the moment. they live only in moment.

9. Autistic people don’t take advantage of other’s weaknesses

10. Autistic people bring a highly original perspective to problem solving


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