Autistic people have the best social skills. We do things that many cannot, even if they try.
Like telling the truth – precisely, thoroughly, and unreservedly.
Like judging by merits and integrity, without regard for status or authority.
Like diving past surface-level pleasantries to explore the depths of one another’s fascination.
Maybe these aren’t the “best” social skills according to most people, but they’re certainly some of my favorites – to cultivate in myself, and celebrate in others.