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Autism is now surprisingly common. But as society becomes more "female" there is less tolerance for those who cannot empathise

You may have met people who talk only to obtain something they need, or to share factual information. They may answer with “just the facts” when you ask them a question, but otherwise do not ask questions of others. Present a person like this with a system however, and they become interested. They tune into the tiny details so intensely that they may become oblivious to all around them. They focus solely on determining the unvarying “if-then rules,” which allows them to control and predict the system.

People with autism spectrum conditions often show these signs. Autism is diagnosed when…

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