It all makes sense.....

Although I am not officially diagnosed Aspergers although I'm 99.9% confident I am and still awaiting my first assesment I cannot help but think my love for Mathematics and Computers and playing chess could be related possibly to being an Aspie.

I have always found Maths interesting and although never an expert on it would consider myself good at it. Last Semptember I enrolled on a Maths GCSE course at my local college it lasted about 9 months I skipped a few weeks and end of year revision classes but still managed to pass and found out only 22% of adults aged 17+ actually passed the maths GCSE this year so I was really proud when I got my results a few weeks ago. 

I also enrolled on an computer course level 1 and passed this too all with working full time and living with a wife and kids. It was hard and stressful mind as I couldn't find my much needed time out but the enjoyment of working my brain made it worth while. I don't know if any of you are the same but I love working things out or fixing things or playing games console to keep my mind ticking feels great.

Anyway I also love chess I was in chess club at school and even beat a chess player whilst on holiday who kept bragging he was the "chess master". I find it hard playing chess on a games console for some reason and alot easier on the actual board game maybe because I'm up close and get a better view.

Anyway my point of this short story is I'm thinking maybe why I excel at things I enjoy could be related to being an Aspie and it would make sense.

Do any others on here enjoy Mathematics, Computers and Chess?

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  • I've got LOTS of Technical Lego

    Now you're really making me jealous!

    This is probably going to sound daft, but I have this weird mental block with Lego, Meccano, Airfix kits, etc. I would absolutely love to spend hours absorbed in them just like I did as a kid, and with bonus craft and engineering experience I've gained as a adult; but I just don't dare let myself. The fact that some might think it "immature" doesn't bother me, it's more that I worry just how hopelessly addicted I might get to it (far more than my income would allow, for certain!) It would also mean never getting any hoovering done, as I no longer have the kind of bed that I can just sweep all the Lego under so that I can pretend I've put my toys away properly when I get told!

    A typical Christmas day when I was a kid usually meant ripping open all my presents as quickly as I could get away with, bundling any and all Lego straight up to my room, and not coming out until I'd built all the things shown on the boxes. Then I'd sit around sulking for a bit because I had to speak to relatives while my brain was zinging with all the new possibilities for combining the new parts with my existing kits. I was glad to see my childhood collection go to good homes, at least; it would have been unbearable to think of it just getting dusty in an attic.

    P.S.) It's so nice to talk about this on a British forum for a change; my eyes hurt every time I see the word "Legos", as if a single brick is "a Lego". It's sacrilege, I tell you!