Does Greta Thunberg Have Autism Or Asperger's?

When Greta Thunberg was 15, she skipped school, sat down outside Swedish parliament and kicked off a global movement.

Does Greta Thunberg Have Autism Or Asperger's?

From her first moments in the spotlight, Greta has been open about sharing that she has autism (asperger's syndrome), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and selective mutism. Greta has spoken about her diagnosis saying she considers it a "superpower".

Greta Thunberg's Autism Diagnosis Helped Her Make A Difference

Greta Thunberg

When she was eight years old, Greta first learned about climate change but was shocked that really nobody seemed to be taking the issue seriously.

She began to worry about her future's uncertainty with temperatures increasing, glaciers melting, bush fires, droughts, floods, and sea levels rising.

Three years later, she became depressed and lethargic, stopped going to school, stopped talking, and even stopped eating.

On Twitter she described how before she started her climate campaign, she had no friends, no energy, and never spoke to anyone.

As Greta started speaking to her parents about her fears and showing them videos, reports, and photos, she realized she could make a positive impact on the world.

Greta's Traits

  1. Her ability to stay hyper-focused on a topic
  2. She is not concerned with fame or status and doesn't care about social or economic hierarchies
  3. Her above-average intelligence and talent
  4. Her amazing oratory ability
  5. She is honest in what she says and has high integrity and doesn't have hidden agendas
  6. She doesn't give in to bullies or what a popular stance may be among others
  7. She does and says what she believes is right
  8. She is very accepting of others

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