Object personification in autism: This paper will be very sad if you don’t read it

@article{White2018ObjectPI,
  title={Object personification in autism: This paper will be very sad if you don’t read it},
  author={Rebekah C. White and Anna Remington},
  journal={Autism},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={1042 - 1045}
}
Object personification is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human agents. In online forums, autistic individuals commonly report experiencing this phenomenon. Given that approximately half of all autistic individuals experience difficulties identifying their own emotions, the suggestion that object personification may be a feature of autism seems almost paradoxical. Why would a person experience sympathy for objects, when they struggle to understand and verbalise the emotions of… 

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