I am naturally a very, very solitary, self-motivated, intuitive person and generally I try to avoid collaborating with others on anything. A lot of other autistic people also greatly struggle working with other people and prefer to work on their own.
Realistically however, when you work, you may well end up having to work with other people on occassion. I am learning to be a bit more of a team player. Here are some of my tips on how to better work with other people when it’s very much out of your comfort zone and against your natural way of being. My conclusion is that you don’t have to change your personality or pretend to be something you’re not, but you could adjust your behaviour a little instead.