The Gullible Autist

One of the most painful things about being an autist is how gullible I am. I believe people are talking literally and that they are being honest. I suppose I assume these things because that is the way that I interact with other people. It’s hard for me to see that other people operate socially in such a different way. Even after more than fifty years, it makes so little sense to me to exaggerate or lie to others that I just don’t guess at it initially, though I’m…

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