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03 Oct 2017, 9:29 pm

EzraS wrote:
They say it depends on the individual. And some can even be "pathological" liars. But for the most part I think the norm is people with autism tell it like it is. But I'm perfectly capable of lying and tell you that I'm a Nigerian prince who has a business offer for you.

To add on to that, the reason most people with autism are honest is most likely because of the cognitive aspects of autism rather than a moral dilemma like people think it is. It's kind of tempting, though, even my parents think people with autism don't lie. And like you already mentioned I totally could.


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03 Oct 2017, 11:42 pm

ttt2727 wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong... but from what I’ve read on here... those with ASD tend to have a hard time lying and more often than by are extremely honest (sometimes too honest!) and very blunt.. but rarely lie or find it difficult to lie.. is this accurate ?

I grew up thinking that the world was so confusing, almost nobody would risk lying and making it even harder to figure out. I still can't do those brain teasers that involve liars.


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04 Oct 2017, 12:04 am

I'd rather be honest than lie and there are times that I can be blunt.