Allistic people believe that they socialize without rules. When they see an autistic person analyzing social situations and following steps, it seems like the autistic person is limiting themselves.
But what’s actually happening is that allistic people are following hundreds of rules. The only difference is that the rules come natural to them, so they don’t seem like rules. When an autistic person creates rules to follow in social situations, the rules aren’t limiting them. The rules are guiding them.