The interest dominates their time, thoughts, and conversations. In a world where they are usually the odd man out, their interest provides an opportunity to shine as the most knowledgeable one in the group. This showing off of advanced and detailed knowledge, however, is not often seen as a desirable trait, and peers and adults alike may find themselves seeking polite ways to get out of the situation.
Giving a monologue on the topic may also provide a sense of relaxation for the Asperger’s Disorder child. The monotone, nonstop talking about information can be almost meditative, as the Asperger’s Disorder child quickly gets himself into a state where he can go on and on and on.
Special interests may also be pursued as the most predictable source of pleasure for the Asperger’s Disorder child. People are not very enticing to Asperger’s Disorder children, but objects are. Their specific interest can be the only thing in life they can consistently find pleasure in.
When other activities, toys, objects, or topics are suggested or introduced, the Asperger’s Disorder child is either unresponsive or resistant. He likes what he likes and has no need for variety.