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An Aspie Quiz [Jan. 14th, 2010|03:54 pm]
Douglas Spencer
crag_du linked to this test:
    Disclaimer: This questionnaire should not be taken as a substitute for a professional evaluation.

    A few of the questions may be pure research questions that may or may not be connected to the autism-spectrum. There are also a number of control-questions to evaluate sincerity of answers.

    Some of the questions in this quiz are phrased so that an Aspie answer is 'yes,' and some so that an Aspie answer is 'no'.

    Your Aspie score: 160 of 200
    Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 43 of 200
    You are very likely an Aspie

http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=97&p2=87&p3=95&p4=76&p5=85&p6=89&p7=58&p8=94&p9=56&p10=52&p11=42&p12=87

No surprises there, apart from a few questions about "doing evil"/"doing good", which might be the research or control questions they mentioned.
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[User Picture]From: ann_totusek
2010-01-14 04:13 pm (UTC)
I couldn't access it. :(
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2010-01-14 04:19 pm (UTC)
My numbers are 135/95. I'm the mother of a diagnosed Aspie, and I'm not sure how much of this result is down to my also being potentially Aspie, and how much is due to my being somewhat-excessively self-aware and self-critical. A poor self-image can lead to a high score on most of these questions.

Given that my son and his (almost certainly) Aspie father always score much lower on these things than I do because they can't recognise any of the obvious-to-others traits in themselves I'm always a bit sceptical!
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-01-14 04:23 pm (UTC)
I found myself answering "I don't know" on some of the "do others think..." questions.
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2010-01-14 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I should clarify - I don't mean the questions that say "do others think...", I mean things like "are you frightened by the noise of a motorbike?" and so on. Both of them will deny point-blank that they have X reaction to Y, even when I can easily induce X reaction in them by facilitating Y.
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2010-01-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
I got about 90 Aspie, but I felt much more than that when I got to the question about correcting grammar / spelling etc. and wanted to shout "Yes! And that means YOU! and your ethical questions which are badly phrased !!!"
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2010-01-14 04:45 pm (UTC)
Heh. I work on the basis that Leif Ekblad probably needs a little leeway, but really, how hard is it to get a native speaker to proof something?
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2010-01-14 04:55 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Me too!

My boss sent me an email today saying we needed to get some box's [sic] mended. I came so close to replying with "what thing belonging to one box needs mending?"

(It's extra tempting because I only work there 12 hours a week, so getting the push for being sarcastic wouldn't be horrendous. Though she seems to be under the impression that I'm not only full time, I'm willing to spend all my waking hours and half of my sleeping ones concentrating on the job. The aforementioned email contained a number of instructions, mostly about said box's [sic]. Fine, but it arrived just as I was leaving work, and I won't be in again until next Wednesday, so I have no idea what on earth she expects me to do about it)
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[User Picture]From: flick
2010-01-14 05:21 pm (UTC)
God, yes! I couldn't even figure out what most of them meant!

"Do economic corruption affect just the ones that corrupt?" Wha?
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2010-01-14 04:49 pm (UTC)
I got bored part of the way through, what might that indicate?

The thing about most of these personality/neuro quizes, as Bopeepsheep aluded to, is that the results vary greatly with ones self-awareness. This can easily lead to getting the answer that one wanted.
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2010-01-14 04:50 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm game.


Your Aspie score: 68 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 132 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


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[User Picture]From: flick
2010-01-14 05:28 pm (UTC)
Your Aspie score: 92 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 111 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits


Ha. That might have something to do with being a girl.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2010-01-14 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh:

Splodgy.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-01-14 05:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the Bat-signal?
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2010-01-14 06:50 pm (UTC)
I think it is a Spiderman web shield
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2010-01-14 06:51 pm (UTC)
Is there any science involved here or is the source a "let's bash the aspies with our preconceptions" sort of thing?
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[User Picture]From: vicarage
2010-01-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
200 questions! Got bored after 10.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2010-01-14 08:50 pm (UTC)
Incidentally....

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-11/a-radical-new-autism-theory/

A groundbreaking study suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy—rather they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.
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[User Picture]From: sand_l
2010-01-17 01:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks

Really interesting. Thanks for that :)
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2010-01-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
The large number of questions about morals disturbed me. They had been added in since the first version of the test on this site.
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[User Picture]From: elfy
2010-01-15 10:06 am (UTC)
I don't mean to offense anyone, but sometimes all this aspie/add/adhd/etc seems just so ... 'in'? As in, yeah, maybe people in earlier times 'had that' as well, but it was simply considered a personality trait? And today it's something to cure, to surpress with medicine, to be used as an excuse for all sorts of things. This is NOT directed at anyone, it's just a thought (from someone who would most likely diagnosed with a ton of these things if she would bother to be tested).
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