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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    He's autistic.
    Congratulations, Captain Obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkw View Post
    Congratulations, Captain Obvious.
    Might as well attempt to type people with schizophrenia. Which recent research suggests maybe be related to autism along with several other mental disorders.

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    Autism doesn't impact typing that much, I think, although it seems to result in certain types being most common.

    I'd guess his type as IxTJ, but I've not read the book in ages. I remember liking it though. ^.^
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    I think he's INTJ. If you can type autistic children, that is.

    All autistics would be I, and T's probably as well. Would most people suffering from bipolar be extreme F's?

    Eh, I don't know. Haven't heard of typing people who have mental disorders.

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    Didn't Christopher just have Aspergers' and not autism?

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    Wikipedia says

    Although Christopher's condition within the autism spectrum is not stated explicitly within the novel, the summary on the book's inside cover describes it as Asperger syndrome.
    Aspergers Syndrome is is one of several autism spectrum disorders.

    However,
    Unlike those with autism, people with AS are not usually withdrawn around others; they approach others, even if awkwardly, for example by engaging in a one-sided, long-winded speech about a favorite topic while being oblivious to the listener's feelings or reactions, such as signs of boredom or haste to leave.[
    I think, therefore, Christopher suffered from autism.

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    His thought processes seem very Ti dominant. Open, yet confused by Fe. Doesn't seem to have much Fi going on at all. Little input from Ne. Some more from Se, but not much. Shows signs of things that could be caused by Te and Ni, but the way they work seem more like byproducts of Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    He has a lot of trouble with figures of speech; I think this should probably rule out N.
    Then most of the autists would be S?
    I think his type really is irrelevant since it is burried behind Asperger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    Didn't Christopher just have Aspergers' and not autism?
    While there is a lot of heated debate in the forums that discuss such things, my own take is that he's too far down the spectrum to be Aspie - I'd say medium-high-functioning autistic. Though to be perfectly fair, he writes marvelously well and is no stranger than, say, Paul Erdos. (No Hungarian accents attempted - you know who I mean. The mathematician.)

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    Unlike those with autism, people with AS are not usually withdrawn around others; they approach others, even if awkwardly, for example by engaging in a one-sided, long-winded speech about a favorite topic while being oblivious to the listener's feelings or reactions, such as signs of boredom or haste to leave.
    Interesting, I thought that people with AS would naturally be withdrawn as well, especially with the extremely likely Introverted personality. It is strange to think about. I'll admit that I don't know much about autism in general though.. but I always thought that AS was defined as autism with above average IQ... which Christopher seems to have, unless one wants to call him an 'idiot savant', which he doesn't seem like in the novel.

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