Saturday, January 7, 2012

Is Narrow Vision Better? Part I

A most distinguishing trait to those on the autism spectrum, particularly those with high functioning autism and Aspergers Syndrome, to have intense narrow focus towards a topic of choice.  This allows those with high functioning autism, and Aspergers in particular, to see things differently.  Through this, people with Aspergers, and myself to an extent, can see a small number of topics, like fantasy, school subjects, or games very clearly and have difficulty stepping back to see the big picture.

While this can allow those on the autism spectrum to examine a small number of subjects in extraordinary depth, it can be limiting, as the working world requires employees to be able to multitask and have a wide range of talents.  In my next post, I will go further with this topic.

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