Autistic Traits May Be Connected to More Advanced Creativity

Although people with a high number of autistic traits may have fewer creative ideas, the ones they come up with are more unique.

New research suggests individuals with autistic traits may have more advanced creativity skills than those without such traits.

Previous studies have suggested that people with autistic traits — but who do not meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis — may possess greater cognitive skills than those without such characteristics.

According to Dr. Catherine Best, health researcher at the University of Stirling in the UK, this latest study builds on those previous findings, suggesting people with autistic traits have greater creative problem-solving skills.

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