Autistic individuals can easily be described as uncommunicative, difficult, resourceful, obsessive, they could be defined as deeply unique, peculiar, hard to reach or isolated in their own universe, where the general laws of existence are merely different from the ones regular people use in their morals. But one particular, unique and extremely developed trait of autistic individuals is creativity.
According to a new study, people with autism are much more likely to think outside the box, compared to people without the disorder, as a British research suggests. They think outside the box and they live outside the box as well, according to their own rules of perception and behavior.
To come up with the conclusions, researchers have surveyed 312 people online. The survey consisted of finding relevant information about a potential autism diagnosis in study subjects or autistic traits, even if the individuals hadn’t been formally diagnosed with autism.
After this first step, researchers have tested participants’ creativity by seeking interpretations of images designed to be seen more than one way, such as a picture that might be viewed either as a rabbit or a duck. The last phase consisted of asking the participants to name as many uses as possible for mundane objects, such as a brick or a paper clip.
After gathering the answers, researchers have observed that compared to people without any indication of autism, individuals who said they were diagnosed with the disorder and participants without a diagnosis who exhibited many traits of it generally offered fewer responses to the queries, but also had more unusual answers, as the study has found.
This is a very precious insight, as many creative industries need an outside the box vision all the time. At the same time, this would be a good chance for autistic individuals to try and adapt to the world they are living in and make the most of it.
According to previous research, around 1% of people may have autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability which can cause serious communication, social and behavioral changes, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people with autism are extremely gifted in certain aspects but on the other hand, individuals are seriously challenged in other areas of life.
Autistic traits are linked to an ability to see more than it is revealed by figurative images, to imagine another perspective, fairly different but just as good as the one showed clearly in a picture. Children with autism are insanely creative, which makes them best suited to highly imagine endeavors, related to the creative industry.
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