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31 Dec 2012, 4:40 pm

Do you guys think it's possible for people to have aspie-like obsession and not be autistic?



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31 Dec 2012, 4:46 pm

Yes, many non-autistic people have strong interests too.



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31 Dec 2012, 5:06 pm

Yes.


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31 Dec 2012, 5:22 pm

Yes. Many gifted people have one or more strong interests and may have other characteristics in common as well, such as dislike of social chit-chat and being easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli.



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31 Dec 2012, 5:23 pm

Sure. You have to realize that special interests are only one criterion on the checklist to be diagnosed. So, there's a lot of people with special interests who don't have autism, and probably a few people with autism who don't have special interests.


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31 Dec 2012, 6:38 pm

Yes, I know lots of NTs who have strong interests.



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01 Jan 2013, 7:22 am

I think it's very possible.


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01 Jan 2013, 7:40 am

Yes, it's possible.


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01 Jan 2013, 9:35 am

Yes, an NT doesn't live their whole lives around socialising and socialising only. They like to do other things too, and like to have interests. I know a perfect example of an NT who is into birds and other wild life things, and he loves going bird-watching and he's always on his laptop at home looking up wildlife and uploading his pictures from his digital camera on to his laptop, and so on. Doesn't mean he is an Aspie.


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