Do you have Asperger's Syndrome Test

  1. Evo

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    Zooby is always talking about Asperger's, so I am posting this test in his honor. :smile:

    http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=1982215450153908026

    My score:

    UnaffectedResult: 22.

    Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.
    Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Unaffected
    Result: 28. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.
    The rest is the same.

    It also said that I scored higher than 62% on points (in my age group, which is 19)

    I don't know if that's too much considering the control group had only 16.4.
    About two years ago I think I would have scored much less though.
     
  4. I'm not sure "always" comes close to being accurate: I started one thread about it. "Always" applies more closely, if we're using the term "always" to mean "frequently", to my interest in simple partial seizures.

    Aspergers is fascinating and I was especially interested in this piece:

    http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/index.htm

    which a woman who believed she had Asperger's alerted me to a couple years ago. She later wrote to Tony Atwood telling her story and recieved an e-mail back saying he thought there was a very good chance she had the syndrome and would probably recieve this diagnosis from any well versed psychiatrist (which is a rare thing to find). She thought it fit her like a glove and explained a slew of things about her that had merely confused her shrinks for years.

    The linked article explains how girls with Aspergers develop very differently than boys. It doesn't cause the same problems for girls and girls are more adept at finding ways of adjusting without bringing inordinate attention to themselves. They don't stand out the way boys with Aspergers do.
     
  5. wolram

    wolram 3,730
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    I scored 32, but some of the questions are hard to decide. i will have to reconsider.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2006
  6. I got a 20.

    I scored higher than 28% with respect to my age and gender.

    Uh oh! :bugeye:
     
  7. wolram

    wolram 3,730
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    Well it is a stupid test some of the questions can be ansewered either way.
    :grumpy:
     
  8. Result: 29. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.
    Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that

    It doesn't mean anything.
     
  9. Unaffected
    Result: 24. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.
    Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that
     
  10. 31 wonder what that means
     
  11. Monique

    Monique 4,700
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    Result: 17, unaffected. I guess that makes me normal :wink:
     
  12. Looking at wikipedia, it is speculated that Newton and Einstein had Asperger's, so don't feel bad wolram :smile:
     
  13. wolram

    wolram 3,730
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    I do not feel bad, the test is just ambiguous, i am sure no doctor would take
    it seriously.
     
  14. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    It seems to be a test more of whether you prefer social or non social settings. And depending on my mood, I could answer either way.
     
  15. I got a 31.
     
  16. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    :cry: I'm below average! :cry:
    :rofl:
     
  17. Math Is Hard

    Math Is Hard 4,915
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    what does it mean if you ran out of patience and couldn't finish the test? ADD?
     
  18. wolram

    wolram 3,730
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    It means you are a level headed sensible gorgeous person. but a teensy weensy bit more patience would be a bonus.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2006
  19. I found it hard to be truthful on this test. I know I got some kind of social problem. I think I have Oppositional Defiant Disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, which has lead me to answer some questions untruthfully because of envy.

    I only speak or engage in conversation when someone starts it. I don't think I've ever started a conversation with someone. Generally I Speak when Spoken too, other then that keep my mouth ****ing shut.
     
  20. It's funny you should ask that quetion. One book I read about Asperger's maintained that it is nearly always paired with another disorder and if you have merely been diagnosed with Asperger's the diagnosis isn't complete. It frequently shows up along with ADD, OCD, seizures, and some others I can't recall off the top of my head.
     
  21. 30
    -scott
     
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