I considered the possibility years ago, but I don't share enough of the traits to consider myself autistic and I can't really afford a therapist to tell me on a professional level regardless. I had also considered schizoid, but once again not enough traits shared with what I have read. I know I am different from most people, and have been told so in the past, but I have as of yet to find any one diagnosis that would be accommodating to me. It is more like a mishmash of slightly related disorders yet not enough qualities to consider any of them to be a legitimate cause of whatever quirks I may have.
My wife told me a few days ago that I could be on the spectrum, I just laughed it off. I think to some extent, everyone could be considered to be on the spectrum of autism. When I was younger, I do remember doing several tests fairly frequently as my school was trying to figure out what was going on with me. I had to go to speech, as well as occupational therapy, I also had several quirks such as repeated actions. I was considered cognitively deficient and placed in special education, so there is that. I might just be dumb
I think a lot of it, had to do with the fact that I was incredibly quiet and people scared the hell out of me. By the age of 17 I was pulled out of special education because I was no longer considered to have a learning disability.. I haven't a clue how that works. I think it would have been nice to know what they thought was wrong with me. I really don't think they had an idea either though, this was back in the 80s - 90s so there were not as many resources available.
For a long time, I really wanted to know what was going on with me. I searched for multiple disorders back in the late 90s, but never found anything that would explain my behaviorism.
Trying to write a post while having someone talk to you is really difficult.