I wonder how many of us are seen as being antisocial when the issue is more a difficulty in knowing how to, or a fear/aversion to socially engaging with others?Is there a tendency for some people to conflate sociopathy with ASD/Asperger's/Autism?
It's definitely possible. When people see you and meet you, they aren't going to know that you have autism, or have any other reason to have issues with socialising. So if they notice you aren't interacting "normally", they are much more likely to think that it is "just how you are", rather than a underlying condition. And as people don't generally want to investigate why someone is not being socially normal, so they just call it sociopathic and move on.