I was another like Musk, though my problems with hearing were real. Hyper focused and always reading.
My “spiritual” ex threw his life away chasing unicorn farts but he did say one thing that has proven astonishingly accurate: “our weaknesses are extensions of our strengths.”
I am obsessed with efficiency. I come up with patterns for doing repetitive operations in the fewest number of moves. I am not to the point of obsessive-compulsion but I am in sight of it. This is a weakness.
But the strength it derives from is an ability to develop fiendishly clever algorithms and to solve problems that have eluded smarter and more experienced people. I have a lot of achievements in software I can be proud of.