What do creative personalities, children and people on the autistic spectrum often have in common?
Greater tolerance for ambiguity. It’s also known as “Low Ambiguity Aversion” It shows up in sociology and also in economics with the same results.
In economics, it is held in contrast to risk aversion. Ambiguity aversion and risk aversion (or ambiguity tolerance vs risk tolerance) are DISTINCT from either other. Autistic people tend to have tolerance for ambiguity but are more risk averse – that is, they are less risk tolerant.
Ambiguous averse people buy more insurance when uncertainty hits for example.