http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/news/page/0,12983,937443,00.html I wonder if people here tend to have lower EQs and higher SQs than that of the general population. High SQs are almost essential for science and engineering and ones with high EQs tend to gravitate towards other fields. High SQs and low EQs can be summarized by Marie Curie's famous quote "Be less curious about people and more curious about things." ------ Me: Empathy Quotient: 11 Systemizing Quotient:65 Extreme S You would think I would be exceptionally knowledgable in the maths and the sciences judging by my stats here. But I really am not; Asperger's presents enough difficulties academically (with my very poor executive and study skills). I actually think that people with a low EQ but a high SQ can get along best with those on the opposite ends of both spectra, where both can complement each other with their strengths (and where the person with high EQ is willing to understand the one with low EQ). Perhaps this explains why there are some scientists with wives completely unrelated to their profession. ------- And while I'm at it, how about the Autism spectrum test? http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html I received 47 on that test. SOmeone once said that a dash of autism could even be required for science and the arts. While this may not be true, I still believe that scientists would be somewhat moe autistic than others on average.