but still: we all have a form of autism, but not all the same way.
A real autist will not be able to function normal , while lighter form of autism is no problem.. I cant really imagine that people like Einstein were real autists.
An other thing I always wonder about is the following:
Sometimes they define autism as a sort of "living in your own world" syndrom, but arent all great minds like this?
...Well like said I am not a psychologist
You're being quite offensive.
We don't all have a form of autism. Autistic spectrum conditions are a spectrum of conditions and we are all on the spectrum but that's not the same as saying that we are all autistic. To make a comparison, sexuality is also on a spectrum but would say that everyone is homosexual?
I have no intentions to be offensive or to irritate someone, maybe it is writen wrong or interpretated wrong (do not forget that english is not my native langauge). I do not know to what you are refering? to the fact that I mentioned "real autism" ? and what it so bad about that? or the fact that I stated that we are all a bit autistic?
If you do feel attacked or.. then let me know, I can change the text or explain what I ment.
Anyway by real autist I mean someone who is severely autistic and not able to function without help.
And yes, we are all autistic. Every person has a bit of autism in his (according do some experts, other may disagree).
The main problem is also how the define autism, when do we call someone autistic? There is still no general theory that is accepted by every specialist.
Some people have a habit of eating fish every friday... when they arent able to eat fish due to some reason, they feel bad... is this a form of autism or just a habbit that had been broken?
Or what about daydreaming, escaping in our own world as a child? (some define this as a form of autism too..especially when you do not seem to have real friends and do not seem to care about it... but cant this simply be a characteristic of that child, person?)
Its not always easy to know what autism is and who has it and then we have not even started to discuss the forms there are...
Anyway, I am just giving my view on the matter , based on things I saw, learned by reading etc...and I have absolutely no intenions to offense someone.
To make a comparison, sexuality is also on a spectrum but would say that everyone is homosexual?
I find this an intersting quote: newer insight on the sexuality makes experts believe that everyone is homosexual... we are all bisexual according to new insights on the sexual behaviour. Only in some people its more prone that in others.
But this is offcourse a theory, new research has to be done.
Edited by pito, 31 March 2009 - 03:37 AM.