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Any autism tendencies Temple Grandin doesn't have?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Myrtonos, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. NeilM

    NeilM Active Member

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    I would say her ability to speak before crowds numbering in the hundreds if not thousands. I dare say it is much more common for us on the spectrum in such situations to either freeze up or go into panic attack/shutdown mode. I know there is no way I could give such a presentation.
     
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    Myrtonos Well-Known Member

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    As for her ability to speak in front of complete strangers, this is something the individuals of species other than homo sapiens would never do. Cattle would never go to a distant herd and lecture about grass, for example.
     
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    Myrtonos Well-Known Member

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    How about people obsessions, I believe Temple Grandin does not and has never had those.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Supposing she doesn't?
    What insight would that provide?

    It is not necessary that any one individual personality encompass
    each and every possible aspect on the continuum.
     
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    Myrtonos Well-Known Member

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    Because Temple is known for hating the way normal people think, claiming that autistic people are clearer thinkers than neurotypicals, how well does that go with being obsessive being a common sign of autism?
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    What is it that you are trying to work out in your mind?
     
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    Myrtonos Well-Known Member

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    Okay, according to Temple and some others on the same spectrum, autistic people are clearer thinkers than neurotypicals, and one common sign of autism is being obsessive. Does that mean there is something logical about being obsessive, or does Temple not have them?