Will McAvoy: something in same related field as autism?

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Will McAvoy: something in same related field as autism?
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Sat, 04-13-2013 - 8:41pm

Now I think it's a known fact that he does not have autism because of his overtly shown speaking and social skills but his opening speech in the pilot unmistakably strikes him as intellectually abnormal, I was absolutely in awe and gobsmacked that someone could be so intellectually possessed but at the same time be neurotypical, so I just can't help but wonder how it's possible for someone to be neurotypical but at the same time somehow be endowed with the autism'esque power of perseverance and depth of intellectual focus, is there perhaps some mental wiring difference that features the same kind of intellectual superiority but then otherwise normal?

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Registered: 01-09-2003

I hadn't heard of Will McAvoy before, from what I can find he is a fictional new reporter, and because a group of writers want to make the show interesting they put things together in the way they want which isn't always true to life.