One of the things I hate the most about being autistic is that I can’t just enjoy a joke. If someone makes a joke, but it includes inaccurate information, I can’t help but respond with seriousness and correct them. I can recognize that they’re making a joke, but my autistic side here’s the bad info and takes over. Example: someone makes a joke about how sharks kill a lot of people. Here comes me with “actually that’s not true. There’s on average 1 death by shark every year. In fact, people are killed a lot more often by cows and vending machines.” I end up ruining the joke and upsetting someone. I think it’s why I prefer word play & puns and “dad jokes” because that kind of humor doesn’t rely on other information. I just hate that I can’t enjoy all jokes like that.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
i also get bothered by jokes with wrong information and though it makes it not funny for me i usually am able to stay quiet
I think your way of responding to the joke should be appreciated if I was on the receiving end of that fact I would be so interested and want to pick your brain for more knowledge! I’m not diagnosed autistic but I do have ADDADHD and I really don’t like jokes. I cant read sarcasm well either. I just don’t find jokes funny or comedians very funny.
It is very difficult for me to understand jokes and even the newspaper funnies. I just don’t get it. I am the exact same thing way.
im sorry you deal with this :(
honestly, accept it. not the joke, but your brain. Keep correcting them!! Let them know that your brain interprets jokes like that. I am the same exact way and dont ever let anyone shame you for it!! Dont hate that you cant enjoy them, i know you enjoy things allistic people may not enjoy as you do too! that goes for all of us autistics. Never shame yourself for being autistic.💕 If anything show as much as yourself to everyone!! it will help you realize who’s really your friend and who isnt too! 😄
thank you! It’s pretty easy to make me laugh, but I can’t truly enjoy a joke that’s incorrect. And I don’t understand why some people get so upset & offended when you correct them. I would much rather someone tell me I’m wrong and tell me the right thing rather than me continue to go about believing inaccurate information.
You’re welcome! I so agree with you!!!
I honestly loved the example you gave in your post! Strawberrymilk gave some excellent advice! Surround yourself with like-minded individuals! If people are offended by your corrections it's speaks volumes to their character not yours. I love jokes/comedy it's what helps me cope and improves my quality of life on most days! There are jokes people tell that I don't get often my brain just doesn't process information like the person telling it. And that's fine enjoy the ones you do like! Enjoy and accept all parts of you! There is beauty in every part of you! ❤️ I can't help but correct people as well and tho it makes some relationships difficult, the ones it doesn't complicate makes them so much more special!
Excellent advice! ❤️
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