Tuesday, October 15, 2013

More on Game Theory

From when I began presenting to now my segment on "Game Theory" has changed drastically. Originally my presentation stuck to how I wrote it in my book but as I progressed in my understanding of it, and my presenting skills increased, the information given differs from the book slightly. Make no mistake though that my original concept holds true. 

As I had my few days at home my dad cooked a big pot of stew and invited Rob, my girlfriend, and myself over. After dinner we played a friendly game of poker which I acted as dealer and essentially the host of the game. 

Before I continue on I must restate what Game Theory is. What it is is this; in my chapter I stated that, within games, I come alive. Because there are rules, and when playing a game everyone's focus is on the game, I feel more comfortable and am able to socialize in a group more normally. 

Anyway, while we played I had to explain the rules several times and other nuances to the game and I had no trouble doing so. All in all it felt great. 

After the game I ebbed a bit and became much quieter and not as energetic. This is normal and my girlfriend pointed that out. Also, she mentioned that I said her name many times in a short while within the game. This too is the power of games as I try not to use names. As odd as it sounds I feel using names is just too personal but within a game it is a necessity. 

I'm glad I have the best girlfriend in the world as she understands this all and has no problem with the moments I do ebb from those times I have no problem commanding a game. And this is the point I'm wanting to make; understanding is so vital because if this is not understood it would be massively confusing as to how I can go from active, and talkative within the confines of a game to silent, quiet, and highly reserved.  While my segment on Game Theory has changed the core concept holds true today just like it always has. 

1 comment:

  1. So, here's what I see. You started you path of understanding with yourself. After you got your diagnosis and started reading a lot of misinformation, you spent most of your time trying to understand what it was you had and how it would affect the rest of your life. But slowly, as you began to understand, for whatever reason, you felt you needed to pass that understanding along to others. It was probably a bit of a self-defense mechanism at the time because if others can understand Autism, then they can also begin to understand you. After time, your desire for others to understand expanded to include helping anyone on the Autism spectrum. Because, again, understanding is key. It seems to me that ASD is probably one of the most misunderstood disorders we've seen in ages, if not forever. Like you've said in past blogs, there is no outward sign that you have something someone else doesn't. And there are amazingly still people who don't even believe the condition is "real". But that's a whole 'nother story!! Anyway, I like the game theory and I can totally understand why you're more comfortable in that kind of setting.