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08 Aug 2012, 12:16 am

People who have slightly the StPD are more creative than others, BUT when they have it very strong, than they are usually not creative at all and more technical thinking.
I have the feeling that in autism it is very simmilar.

I'm definitly more creative than others, also very often in my way of thinking.
But sometimes I also have a very "rigid" way of thinking and seeing things and that's also a part of autism.

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08 Aug 2012, 12:51 am

I have both rigid way of thinking and a more out of the box insane ideas popping into my head out of nowhere style.

With my writing I like to be literal but then I write science fiction and I get these ideas and then I have to see if they stay within the laws of physics. Most of my art projects just start as a completely finished idea in my mind and I'll have to work toward making it a reality.

What I'm writing about now hasn't been explored in sci-fi, or at least it hasn't hit the mainstream. Yes I get the ideas from some memory buried deep in my subconscious that I forget where it came from, but I make it my own. Philip Pullman admits to stealing ideas, as does Orson Scott Card. There's not a whole lot of original ideas going around. Not even Inception was an original idea, or mobile phones or the iPad.

I think if you get ideas from many sources and make them your own and offer something different to the world than all the other cloned garbage that keeps coming out, then that's creative enough. I keep checking the latest released sci-fi novels and it's all futuristic or fantasy and in a way I'm comforted by that though nervous at the same time. But I'm offering something different.

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08 Aug 2012, 7:14 am

These are sorts of questions that baffle me. I hear a lot that Aspies prefer to spend a lot of their time being creative, and that NTs lack this. Now it's suddenly the other way around. :?

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09 Aug 2012, 8:12 pm

I've never really thought of that belief about people with AS lacking creativity as terribly accurate....I happen to think I'm very creative.

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