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Aspie test re-visited [May. 17th, 2011|06:25 pm]
Douglas Spencer
As happened previously, crag_du linked to this test. My previous test result was 160 and 43.

Your Aspie score: 145 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 48 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie.


[User Picture]From: daveon
2011-05-17 05:38 pm (UTC)
Interesting. According to the test, I'm an almost perfect mirror image of you :)
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2011-05-17 05:50 pm (UTC)
> I'm an almost perfect mirror image of you :)

What? like one of those rubber faces that you turn upside down?
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2011-05-17 05:52 pm (UTC)
Here's what I said about it in 2006.

I'd probably be a bit more relaxed nowadays :-)
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2011-05-17 05:59 pm (UTC)
Leaving aside the use of the term "Aspie" in a test which is trying to look like a serious diagnostic, this stikes me as one of those self-fulfilling things. If you suspect that you may be outside of standard neurotypical parameters, then you're more likely to take a test, and like IQ test, you'll answer the questions (albeit slightly subconcously) in a manner which will lean towards a particular result.
In short, there needs to be only one question "do you think you're Aspergic?"
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2011-05-17 06:12 pm (UTC)
That's one of the early questions, with answers "no/I think so/formal diagnosis".
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From: emmzzi
2011-05-17 07:08 pm (UTC)
also your mirror image :-)

I found the test incredibley annoying and long though!
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2011-05-17 08:08 pm (UTC)
I did this at a stupid time after playing video games for a few hours. The page was swimming slightly with those two shades of blue.

Somehow I tested just about more asp then not but not by much (118 asp and 97 NT). Mainly because I am social in small circles but hate large ones I think.

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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2011-05-17 08:30 pm (UTC)
Diagnosed AS: comes out as NT.
Suspected AS: comes out as NT.
No suspicion, NT: comes out much closer to AS than NT.

These things are flawed in that questions like "Do you have a good sense for what is the right thing to do socially?" are unhelpful if you have no clue that you are doing the wrong thing socially in the first place. It's asking for a level of self-awareness that some people genuinely cannot manage; at the other end of things, very self-critical NT responses come out sounding AS. (Also: physical disability comes out as AS in this particular version.)
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2011-05-17 08:38 pm (UTC)
> Also: physical disability [...]

Agreed. I'm really quite deaf -- I'm sure this skews not only my scores in tests like this, but also just how clueless I seem to others in social situations.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2011-05-17 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, additionally, a lot of my knowing what's going on behind-the-scenes inside other people's heads isn't nearly as intuitive for me as [it seems to me that it is] for others -- it's often something I have to work out, rather than just "get".
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2011-05-17 08:50 pm (UTC)
*nod* The aim with smallclanger's various programmes and supporting professionals is to get him to the point where he can do enough of that stuff that he can cope most of the time. I don't think it honestly is 'intuitive' for most people, though - it's just that some of us learn to interpret clues and remember social norms much earlier and more subconsciously than others.

So he has to explicitly be taught how to interpret things other people take for granted? Eh, at least he's doing it. Puts him steps ahead of several older probably-AS relatives. :)
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From: emmzzi
2011-05-18 06:48 am (UTC)
having reflected on this (and some of the comments) I had a toddle over to the bbc website on AS (the wiki entry being too technical for my small brain, I did give it a go!)

Call me obtuse but I recognise almost nothing in that description that matches my experience of you.

Plus, usual rant about labelling, society of rich differences, etc etc.


Reroute me if you have a resource which describes your experience better?

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[User Picture]From: elfs
2011-05-18 02:08 pm (UTC)
I took the test and scored much lower than I did five years ago. Then again, I've put a ton of obsessive work into mastering my social aspects, mastering my body, and learning how to read other people. So lots of the "fear" reactions I've overcome.
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