From what they were telling me, people with Asperger's and ADD or ADHD have trouble concentrating when they are bored. My son is a very bright kid. In fact, he's scoring very high on his science that he's only 2 points being "gifted" but if you put him in a place that doesn't challenge his brain, he'll lock up, he can't focus. What the schools did was put him on a "special" program to help him with school. If he's bored, they will put him in another class that is more challenging. The doctors also put him on meds to help him focus more.
Oh, the doctors did say that if a child has this problem then it's more than likely they got it from a parent of grandparent.
You seem very intelligent and your brain may need more of a challenge or something to help your brain to focus better.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there.
My son is in a gifted and "special" school (they work around their problems) and his grade average is A right now. But, every day is a battle. He does have to be challenged to produce. If he is bored it is all over. Getting him not to be his own worst enemy is the obstacle. Right now it is working. We worry long term about career, socializing, etc.
Heredity plays a dominant role no doubt. His mother has a hoarder problem and stays manic until she crashes. So, his DNA looks like a pig's tail.
When I am at a job where you are forced to perform procedures that don't make sense it goes through me like a spike. Routines drive me crazy. Dealing with the public is always hard no matter what. I've done better at this job than ever in the past. So, it must be the accumulation of a great many tiny conflicts that broke this camel's back.
Ahh, to learn about one's self is always an amazing task. We think we know who/what we are....but do we really?