I Was Reading About How Autistic Folks Often Cheat

I Was Reading About How Autistic Folks Often Cheat

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I Was Reading About How Autistic Folks Often Cheat refers to memes and jokes about a viral and controversial post on X that implied that "autistic folks" are more prone to cheating in a relationship as a result of them being unable to read non-verbal cues. Jokes about the catchphrase as well as memes following the phrasal template "I was reading about how autistic people" began making the rounds on X in early July 2024.

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On June 30th, 2024, X[1] user @NoEmmeG made a post that read, "I was reading something about how autistic folks often cheat in relationships but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the beginning of a relationship or the boundaries in romantic relationships. im like fuckkkkkkkk." The post gathered over 6,000 quote tweets and 3,000 likes in four days (seen below).


處 @NoEmmeG I was reading something about how autistic folks often cheat in relationships but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the beginning of a relationship or the boundaries in romantic relationships. im like fuckkkkkkkk 1:57 PM ⚫ Jun 29, 2024 16M Views •

The post received critical replies soon after it was posted, with many people pushing back on the idea of using autism as an excuse for cheating. On June 30th, 2024, X[2] user @willsgardevoir wrote, "there is no such thing as a nonverbal cue that signifies the beginning of a relationship," while X[3] user @Neoncaffeine called the post a personal "cope."


Niggapokemon333 @willsgardevoir ⚫ Jun 30 • there is no such thing as a nonverbal cue that signifies the beginning of a relationship 20 1216 @Neoncaffeine • Jul 1 13K ili 307K ✰ Mango✰ this feels like such a cope and a personal one at that Imfao. 6 1718 4.7K 193K Whitley @Whitleysdaughtr⚫ Jun 30 One day will talk about how people are gaslighting the hell out of autistic people. 12 120 5.7K 283K ... ...

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Also on June 30th, X[4] user @homulilyz posted a Me When I Got X Autism meme that gathered over 60,000 likes in four days (seen below, left).

On July 1st, X[5] user @foolayosh posted an edited venn diagram joking about "cheating" being a common trait among people with ADHD, autism, and "giftedness" (seen below, right).


me when i got the cheating autism instead of the being good at math or science autism Common Traits - not to be used for diagnosis/ Needing routine, Updated December 2022 Katy Higgins Lee, MFT Motor skills impacted order, and/or clear expectations (especially when under stress) identification Soothed/stimulated Preference for through repetitive interpersonal behaviors, movements, connection (Overlapping areas are shared traits) sounds, and thoughts ("Stims") through interests Pattern Difficulty with recognition Preference for Autism Tendency toward concrete direct thinking/difficulty communication with abstract Alexithymia (difficulty Tendency to few interests for hyperfocus on a an extended period of time tending paths Differences in verbal and non-verbal communication and interactions Hyper and/or hypo-awareness of sensory Information thinking identifying and Interoceptionaming feelings) differences Stimming Differences in Emotional Different sensitivity perception transitions due to challenges with Switching focus Processing impulse control speed impacted Ability to notice details Needing time spent in solitude/ contemplation Preference for precision in Interest- expression Atypical social of time Sensory driven CHEATING interaction Нур (physi Social Mer ways Working interactions of learning affected by memory impacted impulse control Craving novelty and focus differences ADHD RSD (Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria) Differences in regulating attention (hyper- focus when interested and Tendency to hyper-focus on a wide range of interests Preference for logic and fairness toward abstract stems Divergent/ developed creative morals Intense Executive thinking curiosity function difficulties Needing movement or to aid in focu Easily bored difficulty focusing fidgeting/stimming when not interested) Ability to respond quickly in crisis situations/emergencies Tendency thinking Rapid comprehension and/or "skip" thinking Wide range of interests Fascination with theory Early emotional awareness Giftedness Thinking in Early concern for metaphor and symbol (and ongoing Learning in a non- linear manner need to explore) existential issues Tendency to make connections across domains Tendency to predict consequences and foresee problems Awareness of and need for complexity Needing interpersonal connection through shared interest in complexity Needing intellectual Stimulation/mental challenges

On July 2nd, 2024, X[6] user @tristandross posted a joke following the phrasal format of the original tweet, writing, "I was reading something about how autistic folks often embezzle company funds but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the outlines of corporate financial policies and mechanism," and gathering over 66,000 likes in two days (seen below, top).

Also on July 2nd, 2024, X[7] user @jetskitosway2 posted a tweet that read, "I was reading about how autistic people often use uncleared samples but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the boundaries of copyright infringement," gathering over 7,000 likes in two days (seen below).


soup @discommie I was reading something about how autistic folks often embezzle company funds but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the outlines of corporate financial policies and mechanism 12:02 AM ⚫ Jul 2, 2024 1.4M Views ...
jetski 3 @jetskitosway2 I was reading about how autistic people often use uncleared samples but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the boundaries of copyright infringement 2:04 PM - Jul 2, 2024 196.7K Views

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Nox Lucis

I was reading something about how autistic philosophers often masturbate in the public market in Athens but its due to not catching the non-verbal cues that signify the social disgust around bodily function. im like ahe, ahe! HNNGGG!

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