October 23, 2021

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.

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.