Positive traits about people with autism


People on the spectrum often have very specific interests they develop on their own without influence or pressure from society

They are non-conformists. People on the spectrum often have very specific interests they develop on their own without influence or pressure from society! This is noticeable when you see them being fascinated by the mechanisms of something or fascinated by a colourful painting, scanning every single detail on it when others may just glance past without giving that painting much notice. With that, they are also a lot more detail-oriented and observant, especially when it comes to things that are of their interest.


Moreover, because of their very specific interests and focus on something, they are naturally able to develop related skills and strengths if nurtured in the right direction! A common talent is an artistic flair, since art involves details, passion and sometimes artistic expressions that are abstract. Don’t be afraid if your child is showing excess interest in something, it is natural. Make sure that this interest does not develop into rigidity or obsession by exposing him to a wide range of things that might also spark his interest, and as long as you take notice of that, having a passion is a brilliant thing. This can be used to motivate them, to drive their curiosity to learn and venture more into what this world has to offer. For instance, a child with an interest in lines/ shapes can be nudged to learn more with fonts and patterns sequences. It is surely less common to see neurotypicals function with such tenacity in chasi