So yesterday I read a one shot where it was mentioned that Adrien could be very minorly autistic due to the fact that he seems to have a pretty hard time understanding and keeping up with social queues and non-verbals and honestly I can’t stop thinking about it because it would just make so much sense.
Adrien definitely seems to struggle with understanding and keeping up with social queues and non-verbals unless they are very clear in intent. He doesn’t seem to entirely understand how his own actions are read outwardly either, since he doesn’t really seem to entirely get how Ladybug interprets his interactions with her. It would also explain why he would copy the behavior of fictional characters since he’s smart and realizes his social handicap it would be a way of compensating for his own lack of social understanding. because if he doesn’t know what to do in a situation maybe one of his favorite fictional characters does.