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August 17, 2012

Lying is actually a social skill (though not a particularly good one). There are two issues, I think:

First, when Autists lie, it is often obvious. We generally make lousy liars. Now, like anything else, social skills, including lying, can be learned. Social skills are challenges, not impossibilities.

Second, Autists are frequently honest to a fault. I had to learn how to be tactful. It did not come naturally.

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