Autism: “Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.”
Autism is a personality disorder that is becoming increasingly common in our world. One of the main arguments that exists on MBTI type websites is which MBTI type is most likely to be autistic. After doing my research, I found a bunch of MBTI type professionals who typed autism as an MBTI type. However, this wasn’t enough. What better way then to find out from people who are diagnosed autistic? I looked at some polls and posts, and after much reading I found which type autistic people are most likely to be. Why are they the type they are? Read on to find out.
People who are autistic are undoubtedly introverted. People who suffer from autism spend almost all their time in their heads. All signs point to their high level of introversion- they are quite, prefer to focus on something by themselves, deep, spend the majority of their time thinking and not responding to extroverted stimulation appropriately. This makes it clear that introverts are most likely to be autistic.
Secondly, autistic people are thinkers. One of the most common traits of autism is a lack of understanding of others- they are not good with people and they find it hard to relate to others. They do not read body language well, one of the reasons it is hard for them to sense sarcasm. However, they are extremely logical, which is one of the reasons they have such high IQ’s, hence it can be concluded that they are thinkers.
Thirdly, autistic people are definitely judgers. They are not comfortable with following a new routine, and if something is different to what they are used to, it can often lead to an emotional response. They are extremely devoted to what they are interested in, and they do not behave in a spontaneous way. This makes it clear they are judgers rather than perceivers.
Finally, autistic people are more likely to be intuitive than sensors. This is evident in their ability to find patterns in things that others don’t (such as counting cars to determine things), their amazing ability to focus on one thing (which is a common trait of an enneagram type 5, which is what an INTJ is), their high level of imagination and creativity and their deep and logical understanding of the world.
After the typing above, it is clear that autistic people are most likely to be INTJ’s.
Which MBTI type do you think is most likely to be autistic? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!