Hi, I had to read your interesting article because I live with someone I feel has a huge problem with this but it is a bit different. My son has ADHD and add, I have tried to reach him that mistakes are not shameful but how we often learn most. Thing is he is still very rigid and does not seem able to take responsibility. I have been told before that he will not lie but will fantasise. If he tells himself something happened a certain way he believes it, though rarely I've thought there has been a wobble where he almost cracked through. Be great to be able to help him with this as I think it brings problems he doesn't need and sometimes to others who know different, so is important. I should add though that he is high functioning and very intelligent. Do people on the autistic spectrum have really fragile egos when their egos are certainly less evident than their peers?