Study finds that people with autistic traits are just as creative, if not more, than everyone else

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According to a recently published study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, autistic traits may actually help individuals come up with more unique ideas.

The authors of the study say that these traits may be a "prerequisite for creative problem solving," giving individuals with autistic traits an "adaptive advantage."

The study indicated that because people with these traits interact and engage with the world differently, it may be easier for them to think outside of the box.

Study co-author Catherine Best of the University of Stirling told the Guardian, "We speculate that it may be because they are approaching things very differently."

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