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One of the most common traits of autism is the love for sameness and rigidity. Individuals with autism fear change of routine and experiencing new situations. The outcome of a new experience is unpredictable. Routine activities on the other hand are guaranteed to always give the same result.
The unpredictable situation requires extra mental processing of information, and more time to adapt and accommodate the new facts. It is an emotionally exhausting process.