Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think

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27 Sep 2017, 10:42 am

Autistic people think outside the cardboard box, so their ideas are more original. I myself am very creative and I have a wild imagination.

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27 Sep 2017, 10:50 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
Autistic people think outside the cardboard box, so their ideas are more original. I myself am very creative and I have a wild imagination.

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Me too! I also think outside the cardboard box (because it might have an apple strudel inside). :lol:

See? I created a joke about Sgt. Schultz just like that!


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27 Sep 2017, 10:51 am

AspieUtah wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
Autistic people think outside the cardboard box, so their ideas are more original. I myself am very creative and I have a wild imagination.

https://theconversation.com/autistic-pe ... hink-46107

Me too! I also think outside the cardboard box (because it might have an apple strudel inside). :lol:

See? I created a joke about Sgt. Schultz just like that!


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27 Sep 2017, 12:23 pm

Well I'm not creative. I guess I can't be autistic. Or maybe, not every autistic person is chuffin' creative.



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28 Sep 2017, 6:04 am

Leeds_Demon wrote:
Well I'm not creative. I guess I can't be autistic. Or maybe, not every autistic person is chuffin' creative.


Thanks for the pearls of wisdom. :roll:


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28 Sep 2017, 10:40 am

Why does everyone, on the spectrum, have to be a genius. To say that everyone, who's on the spectrum, has a special interest/skill, or is really creative, is like saying every ginger-haired person must be good at art.
Reading articles, about aspie traits & that all aspies are bound to be creative/good at maths/fixated on a hobby, makes me question my diagnosis. I already have doubts.

I am not creative. I can't read/write music, or play a musical instrument. I'm not a systemiser. I'm not good at maths; in fact as a young girl, I had extra maths lessons and had to be taught how to write 5 correctly. I find reading boring - other than news/magazine articles, which are short and sweet - which means I'll never write a literary opus, that wins the Booker Prize. If you saw a drawing that I had done, you'd think a 5 year old child would have drawn it. I can't write fiction; I have ideas for films/tv dramas, but because of the fact I don't socialise, I have no idea what adult relationships are like.

So when I read topics, like this one and how everyone, who replies, says that their creative efforts are really wonderful, I think that the psychologist, who assessed me, asked the wrong questions and mis-diagnosed me. I do have a talent for not cleaning/tidying up my home. Does that count?



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28 Sep 2017, 11:52 am

I won a paper box building contest. We had to design a box that would support the most amount of weight. I won with an accordian fold design. The second place winner used a large X inside the box.



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28 Sep 2017, 11:54 am

while everyone else was busy trying to think outside the box, the box was empty.


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28 Sep 2017, 11:56 am

How creative is it if you can figure out how to win with a concept that normally comes in second?