Indeed, the autistic spectrum has been discussed here before, but I have grown curious of personal experiences or opinions.
Some questions I have:
1. Are you on the autistic spectrum? (if so, please list your MBTI type)
2. If not officially diagnosed, have you ever thought that it was likely that you might be on the autistic spectrum?
3. If either one or both of the previous questions apply to you, how would you describe your autism (or in the case of the second question, possible autism) in relation to your life? How would you describe your condition? How is your life affected by it, if at all? How do you perceive non-autists?
4. This question is for everyone, whether on the spectrum or not: How many people with an autistic spectrum disorder do you personally know personally? How severe is it? If possible, what do you think the would be the MBTI type of the person?
5. If you are NOT on the autistic spectrum, how would you personally describe autism and how you perceive it?
6. For everyone: What do you think is the cause of autism? Do you think that it is, in fact, a disorder, or rather a difference in brain structure? Do you think there should be a cure? What is your opinion of the neurodiversity movement?
7. If you are on the autistic spectrum, what anecdotes do you have that are particularly revealing of your condition, or related to it? i.e. are there any particular moments where your condition has resulted in a comic situation? A sad/tragic situation? A particular situation where it has been a burden? A blessing? Any notable anecdotes related to you being on the spectrum are welcome.
8. Same as the above, accept for non-autists. Any notable situations that you can recall where the subject of autism or an autistic individual was prominent?
9. If you are an autist, are there any relatives of yours that you suspect of being on the spectrum?
10. Please fill mark the the option that applies to you in the poll attached to this thread.
I have entered my myself into the poll as well, under the option that best applies to me. At a later point in time, I will give my own personal answers to the questionnaire.
Thanks for participating.