themilkshark Why does autism make someone demand others' attention so they can be excruciatingly boring?
MongoMcMichael It depends on the spectrum. Typically, autistic people have very narrow, specialized sets of interests, and they try to use those interests as a means of connecting to the world outside their head.
That said, there are also people who say, "I'm autistic! That means *you* have to make allowances for *my* poor social skills, and not the other way around!" These are the people I'd like to bury in their hug-boxes.