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tact & self-deceit

if tact = avoiding saying what we're thinking -> hiding true thoughts/feelings, not only from others but also self -> neurosis?
Asperger's and psychoanalytic theory/practice, seems like a potentially interesting intersection.
For example: Reading your (Paul's) comment on tact made me wonder whether being less skilled at tact may have a protective effect, in terms of (not) developing certain forms of mental health problems. But that would also presume that people with Asperger's are comparatively more in tune with their true thoughts and feelings than those without... I don't know if that's generally the case or not. If so, one could make some potentially interesting observations re: the validity of analytic theory, amongst other things...
holiday duties call - thanks for sharing!

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