Systemizing and rules

View transcripts of previous chats on this topic here: May 29, 2016 and May 17, 2016.

Some autistic and other neurodivergent people use systemizing to help understand complicated things, including social situations. #autchat

Systemizing can be described as detecting patterns and looking for underlying rules, to help understand things better. #autchat


Q1: Do you use systemizing? For what? If not, do you use other strategies to help understand complex things? #autchat

Q2: If you use systemizing, what benefits does it have? Where does it work best? #autchat

Q3: If you use systemizing, what are its drawbacks? For instance, where does it work poorly or not at all? What are its costs? #autchat

Q4: Do you use particular techniques to help systemize? (lists, notes, reviewing information before entering a situation, etc) #autchat

Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.

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