Is Theresa May autistic ?

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Everyone has autism according to the internet.

Projection, much?

Either way, it's armchair psychology at it's finest.
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Rofl this is quality bulls**t post. I enjoy opening TSR just knowing that there will be posts like this, it really does serve as a nice cheap laugh while studying
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(Original post by TCA2b)
Everyone has autism according to the internet.

Projection, much?

Either way, it's armchair psychology at it's finest.
Really, it isn't.

The original post about May was made in 2015, before she was PM.

He also only listed about 5 politicians who he thought had mild autistic traits.

So that isn't the case here. I think May really does show autistic traits more than anyone else.

No one would accuse Corbyn of being autistic,
because he obviously isn't.
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Does becoming PM cure autism?

Believe what you want, it's really not something you're qualified to assess without performing a detailed assessment of the individual. It also doesn't help that it has overlapping traits with other psychological archetypes.

No one would accuse Corbyn of being autistic,
because he obviously isn't.
Yeah, he's just a full time ********ter.
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(Original post by TCA2b)
Does becoming PM cure autism?

Believe what you want, it's really not something you're qualified to assess without performing a detailed assessment of the individual. It also doesn't help that it has overlapping traits with other psychological archetypes.


Yeah, he's just a full time ********ter.
Are you qualified to say she doesn't have it ?
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Are you qualified to say she doesn't have it ?
It's not on me to prove a negative. And no, I wouldn't be qualified one way or another to make such an assessment of a person I've never met.
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Are you qualified to say she doesn't have it ?
Are you qualified yo say she does have it?
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Are you qualified yo say she does have it?
well, in a way, I am, but not professionally.

Some people can just spot autistic traits easily, especially if you were raised with a family member who had it
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well, in a way, I am, but not professionally.

Some people can just spot autistic traits easily, especially if you were raised with a family member who had it
I've got it and I don't see it at all.

And if you knew anything about it, you'd also know it was a spectrum. And just possibly having a few symptoms doesn't means she's got it.

Don't see why it matters in the slightest anyway.
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I've got it and I don't see it at all.

And if you knew anything about it, you'd also know it was a spectrum. And just possibly having a few symptoms doesn't means she's got it.

Don't see why it matters in the slightest anyway.
that's true, a few symptoms doesn't mean you have it

but everything about her just says autism, it was so noticeable that the person who spotted it noticed in 2015. it's so hard to describe but you can tell by how someone interacts,
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the answer is yes
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
that's true, a few symptoms doesn't mean you have it

but everything about her just says autism, it was so noticeable that the person who spotted it noticed in 2015. it's so hard to describe but you can tell by how someone interacts,
I'm inclined to agree with Tiger Rag.
Having known many autistic people and being autistic myself I do not see any particularly strong autistic traits. My father is also a psychiatrist and has discussed autism diagnosis with me (I was nervous about getting mine) and if you look at the actual criteria she most wouldn't likely score above normal levels in a screening test.
Theresa May's behaviour in my opinion can be chalked down to being an ambitious woman in politics, a field where desexualising yourself and keeping level headed rather than being emotional is a tool for strength. Likely she sees that this way of presenting herself will help her be taken seriously as a politician. We only know her as a public person - her close friends and husband most likely see her in a very different light.
I also am a bit concerned about the way this question has been posed - there is an undertone implying that she is a poor politician / not a great person and that this may be because she is autistic. Autism presents in many different ways (being a spectrum) but it doesn't make you a psychopath / sociopath and there is enough stigma around autism making people "bad" (although psychopathy and sociopathy don't necessarily make you "bad" either, but these seem to often be confused with autism) without arbitrarily labelling unpopular politicians as autistic.
Perhaps you should take a look at the ASQ and you'd realise autism is much more complex to diagnose than just the public behaviours you have cited.
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
These character traits were noticed by a forum user in 2015, before she was prime minister, and they overwhelmingly describe autism

theresa may - described "as having no friends" by michael gove

"Theresa is almost asexual."
Theresa May – what lies beyond the public image? | Politics | The Guardian

"what she lacks, I think, is warmth and personality on first meeting.""

She even has the autistic facial structure, wide eyes and "cat face"

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/0...-womans-woman/

" And it has variously been said that she is ‘fundamentally unknowable’, ‘aloof’, ’reticent’, ‘self-contained’ and ‘sphinx like’."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tion-nose.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20170106...e-public-image

May I just state that you can't identify an autistic people just by looking at them, that's completely nonsensical. That's like saying you can spot an individual suffering OCD.
My sister's autistic and nobody knew for ten years when she finally announced it.
My friends Asperger's and she was very popular with stating her own opinion.
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(Original post by Em395)
May I just state that you can't identify an autistic people just by looking at them, that's completely nonsensical. That's like saying you can spot an individual suffering OCD.
My sister's autistic and nobody knew for ten years when she finally announced it.
My friends Asperger's and she was very popular with stating her own opinion.
there is a correlation between autism and facial structure
https://spectrumnews.org/news/clinic...agnose-autism/
https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1020105914.htm

No scientist has ever said you can spot an OCD person by facial structure
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No, she’s diabetic
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No, she’s diabetic
so you're a professional doctor are you ?

got photographic evidence of her injecting insulin ?

got her medical records on your computer have you ?

got her blood tests in your bathroom cabinet ??
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bumping this epic thread after the bbc 3 documentary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/...agnosis_autism
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
so you're a professional doctor are you ?

got photographic evidence of her injecting insulin ?

got her medical records on your computer have you ?

got her blood tests in your bathroom cabinet ??
I think Theresa May saying she is diabetic in an interview with a diabetic charity is good enough evidence for me.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us...th-theresa-may
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What a disgusting post.
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Whether you think its funny or not, and you clearly are a troll, this is not funny. This is not clever, it just makes you look like a right pillock.
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