Good question. I hope you get a few more answers, and I particularly hope Alicorn comments on this, since she's also autistic but seems to have a different strategy for dealing with people than I do. Here's my first approximation, which may not be completely accurate:

For intentional lies, simply keeping track of what they've said in the past, and the implications of what they've said, works well. Many people don't have the kind of memory to be able to be completely consistent with their lies even without taking the implications into account, and keeping th... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

Open Thread: August 2009

by taw 10y1st Aug 20091 min read193 comments


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