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Test yourself for Aspergers Syndrome

Aspergers Syndrome has only been recognized since about 1995, we call ourselves Aspies.

Try this test http://www.rdos.net/eng/ make sure you follow the instructions the results will only survive for an hour, so download them ASAP, the picture (a pie graph) or Aspie-Rating-Picture (ARP) and final score, you can chose to show to people, but the questions and answers are very personal, keep those to yourself.

I plan to put my ARP here, that is something us Aspies enjoy displaying, something to be proud of, I hope that other Aspie group members put theirs on.

Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 28 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

It is possible to cheat to get a high score on the ARP, so I am thinking that ARPs can be voted off by members if members find the ARP unbelievable when comparing the member's ARP with said member's profile and activities on Instructables.

Aspies don't practice discrimination, so even if you don't have Aspergers Syndrome, consider yourself as a honorary Aspie and sign up anyway.

Visit

http://www.instructables.com/community/Analysing-your-test-results-for-Aspergers-Syndrome/

A free for all, discussion on self analysis of your test picture (a pie graph) or Aspie-Rating-Picture (ARP) and final score

Another link for Aspies is http://www.psychforums.com. I will dig out more shortly, I have list somewhere, but that one was not it I recall.

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odwulf11 months ago
I am, to say the least, confused. I tried to be honest with my answers, IE. not make a contest out of it and try to reach the higher score, but I ended up with Aspie/NT scores of 181/31. My aspie group scores in the analysis never go below 9, as can be seen in my graph, included below.

That being said, I've met "real" aspies, one of my good friends a few years back was one, and I don't recognize myself in it. OK I like to watch candles burn, have no problem with eating the same meal three weeks in a row and I almost can't push myself to phone strangers, but on the other hand I force myself to go out to see friends, can talk to people while making direct eye contact (that's a learned trick, but it wasn't that difficult), make a stand of getting out of my comfort zone every once in a while (almost improvized backpacker trips in unknown countries on the other side of the world) and am known for my empathy. I don't think that fits the bill.

I'm 40 and obviously, I learned to deal with most of my social akwardness a long time ago. I may have been helped by that giftedness that was diagnosed a couple back (and apparent in that 10/10 in Aspie talent.) Still I don't know what to think: I talked about it with my girlfriend of one year who was relieved because she hadn't dare to tackle the subject but has suspected it for a long time, as well as I talked with my best friends who dismissed it at once. Even a psychiatrist I once met seemed to think that the matter wasn't worth more that a short "Oh no you're not." So what? Is there a condition somewhere that includes all Aspie traits without being it?
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Goodhart odwulf11 months ago
After my diagnosis at age 50 (five years ago), NONE of my friends, nor even my wife could believe it (having incountered "younger" Aspies. After age 30, we have pretty much acclimated ourselves to "looking and feeling" like NTs; BUT, the attention to detail, the preoccupation with moving, spinning, swaying objects, etc etc never truely GO AWAy :-)
You have to understand, this is a SPECTRUM, so there is no real "this one is and that one is not, because of this one thing". I am able to handle empathy better then many of my "cohorts" and fellow Aspies. That little spike on the communications./hunting side shows you have learned quite a bit about "not letting certain things show". Still it is not a perfect test.
odwulf Goodhart11 months ago
Thanks for your reply. I've been reading about the subject for a few days, and it appears that there are indeed intertwining between Asperger syndrome & giftedness. According to the chart found on page five of the article at http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ860954.pdf , I'm mostly a mix, leaning softly on the gifted side.

Lots of articles here and there about the relationship between the two, though. With an emphasis on how one helps to conceal the other.

That being said, a big laugh at the term "twice-exceptional", considering that all that brain power is being mostly devoted to appear "normal". A nice thing to learn, still: I'm not stupid, it's just that I use my brain for something else than for thinking. :)
Goodhart odwulf11 months ago
Well, it IS a spectrum after all :-) One of the big indicators however does seem to be, at very least, one subject of heavy interest. For instance, dinosaurs, or trains are VERY common. I like astrophysics and genetics (and electronics) as hobbies.
odwulf Goodhart18 hours ago

I come back one year later, properly diagnosed, thinking my grip on life will be changed forever thanks to it, and it all started here. I could not be thankful enough.

I am now reading other people's comments, to try to help myself "get a grip" on what this means for me. "Being an Aspie", means that we can now be considered...normal. "A normal Aspie" that is. It means we have a place where we "FIT IN". It means that we can now find direction...reading books about the brain, and autism. It means whatever you want it to mean for you. It means that you don't have to fight your desire to watch pretty colored spinning objects for long periods of time. It means freedom from guilt and shame that others would try to place upon you. It means glorious freedom to be just who you are and to be happy with yourself! Be happy to be an Aspie! Your smart, that's why your different...maybe the others will get off of our backs a little now that they can hear a concrete reason for the things we do. Right? but, even if the whole world refused to understand...due to the recent removal of the DSM-5 diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome...who cares? We can unite in our support group of understanding that there are many others out there who are like us. We are not alone, nor ashamed. Smile, your an Aspie ! Now go use that specialized brain of yours to do something really great!
fireweb1313 days ago

Aspie Score 138

Neurotypical Score 66

For me its kind of a coming together of my thoughts and why I think and act the way I do. I have always tried to go against how I feel when I am in social situations, though being the youngest of 4 siblings it often wasn't my choice. I have been told by my doctor that it would cost thousands of dollars for an official diagnosis and since I am high functioning it would be a waste of money. Unfortunately I often make mistakes and am to blunt in the way I speak and socialize and I wish that I could explain to my family that its just the way I communicate and I am not meaning it to be rude or mean at all. I am very stressed about not having a proper diagnosis because I have one sibling that is very close to me, but is also a catalyst to my anxiety in so many ways. If he could just understand me better it would make my life so much easier. I am worried though that I will be subject to a barrage of questions from people I know and that just makes the anxiety that much worse.

Figuring a lot of this stuff out though has been very instrumental in me being able to piece together and accept a lot of my past. It makes me less ashamed that I wasn't great at school, or didn't do or think the way I was supposed to. I hope that with this discovery my wife and I will be able to communicate better as she can understand a bit more about how I think and why I do what I do.

Thank you

tnoy2321 days ago

Aspie Score 166 of 200

neurotypical score 40-200

Anyone know the accuacy of this test...?

danno43431 month ago

Aspie Score 142 of 200

neurotypical score 96-200

What does this say about me? I have always kind of knew there was something a little different about me but have pretty much always managed to get through life. I had no idea about this affliction till today when i was talking to a woman about food and textures came up. I don't eat certain foods because of texture and she said her son is the same and that he has Aspie. So i thought hmmm maybe i should take a test and see.

Age: 15

Your Aspie Score: 160 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie.

How do I bring this up? I already have a psychologist to be treated for depression, but I feel strange asking is I have Asperger's just because I took an online test. I've walked in with the intent of asking about getting tested, but I always end up not asking.

Oh, and how do I tell my parents I suspect being an Aspie?

ajensen192 months ago

I took this test awhile ago and got an aspie score of 116 out of 200 and a neurotypical score of 86 out of 200, indicating that I have a moderate case of asperger's syndrome. It is a pain in the ass to get tested for this condition and if anyone could give me advice on where to go, that would be great.

pculverg3 months ago
i am simply looking for some material to explain Perception, Hunting, Communication, etc. Also, what does a higher or lower score mean? Obviously, one compares the Aspie side to the NT side to look at the relative difference. But what does it mean if bot NT and Aspie scores on a particular axis add up to a low number, or high number?
Trying to understand.
pculverg pculverg3 months ago
By the way . . .

Aspie score: 87 of 200
NT score: 130 of 200

I am 60, I wonder how much I have learned compensating behaviors that affect the test results?
Goodhart1 year ago
Asperger's syndrom is a diagnosis. BUT we are HUMAN BEINGS, we are NOT JUST a diagnosis.
New DSM-5 just removed Asperger's Syndrome from the Dr's diagnosis ! July 2013
Only in that it is grouped with autism and a few other things as ASD, but it still exists, and if you get the right kind of doctor, the DSM-4 is what they still go by on some stuff. (I have such a doctor, who is recommending me to another doctor that can diagnose me officially.
dwelvaert8 months ago
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I took another evaluation that had 1,448 questions and I wrote down each answer to each question...took all day & part of the evening. Yep. I definitely am an Aspie.
Is it an online test? If so, can you link me to it? The longest one I've taken was 150 questions.
Does this help or hurt to discover this?
I cried so many tears...releasing years of pent up emotions. I am crying tears right now. You see, I never understood why i was 'different' from most of the people around me, or why my mother refused to love me. Other people made nice comments about how quiet I was (as if it were a reason for my mother to give me a break) I was clumsy as a child, bumping into everything and knocking ashtrays off of every persons table. My mother actually said that I did it to get attention. It was the last thing I wanted! I hated attention! I made a hollow spot in the bushes at the far end of our street, to climb inside of and hide from the world. I had a spot under a huge weeping willow to hide from people, until the caterpillars invaded and covered my body one ugly day. I was fascinated with rollypolly beetles, and would play with them for 10 hours in a row. I would watch the ants, and the water, and the birds. I preferred anything else, other than the attention of people. It was torture to go to school every day! I had imaginary friends that nobody could see, and I would get deeply attached to my toys, as if they could feel my feelings and understand me. I collected stuffed animals until my husband threw them away! The pain was almost unbearable! To have understanding of why all of these things happened to me, and to know that I wasn't "crazy"...it has brought me so much relief. I actually kept these things hidden until now. I am happy to know that there are other people who see things in patterns, and the mathematical equations going around in my head each time I see words! I am not alone for the first time in my life, and it feels GOOD!!!!
My apologies for my delayed reply.,...Yes, internally I felt much the same way when I found out about myself......my wife however, was not so thrilled. I head titles like "damaged goods" etc....you know real supportive stuff. (sigh)
Macka6 months ago
Age: 24
Your Aspie score: 132 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 66 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Suspected I may be an Aspie for a while. I've had one friend ask me if I was autistic.

Strong interests in science & technology esp computers and electronics (capacitors, resistors, etc - not consumer goods).
Have few friends, always been a bit off with other people my age.
My teachers use to tell me I could be anything, if I just tried.
Have been told that I can be "a bit offensive, even though I don't think you mean to be", even when trying to give compliments.
Have the ability to strongly focus on things that interest me - a good book, a computer game, programming, reading articles on the internet can all steal my attention for extended periods of time, so much so that I can forget to eat or suddenly find myself busting for the toilet.

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http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=84&p2=68&p3=62&p4=69&p5=65&p6=88&p7=65&p8=64&p9=51&p10=63&p11=49&p12=60
Goodhart Macka6 months ago
I can completely relate.
Macka Goodhart6 months ago
I've been thinking about getting tested (since I first did the AQ test 18 months ago), so that I know if I really have Asperger's, and it's not some other syndrome(s) that are giving the appearance of Asperger's.

I kind of see the positive of getting a professional diagnosis is [potentially] being able to understand why I feel different, and why things (conversations, relationships, etc) seem to be so natural for everyone else, but not for me. It would also mean I don't have to feel like a hypochondriac making stuff up.

On the down side, a positive diagnosis would mean I have a "label", and labels don't always go down well with people; eventually you have to tell some people (eg potential spouse), and that could scare that person off.

If I am an Aspie, it isn't impacting my life too badly at the moment; it took me a while to find work (electrical engineer), but now I have a good job and I think my employer is happy with me, but I think it does impact my social life, and I've never so much as been on a date.
dvbranton7 months ago
Your Aspie score :140 of 200
Your neurotypical score : 77 of 200
You are most likely an Aspie

This has bothered me for the past 24 hours since taking the test. I always knew I was weird but I always wrote it off as a kid my mom married 4 different men by age 13. So I moved around alot over half the U.S. finally setteling in Florida. I never was a winner with the ladies as I was a big boy but I always had a girl friend but was just scared to go up and talk to a girl. I was always the class clown as that was how I got people to like me. I have always been a late bloomer.

I played High school football my senior year. I was awkward in the begining but at the end of the year my teammates voted me most improved player of the year. I kept a small circle of friends. I did not stop playing with toys until I was 30 like action figures. My mom always called me stupid or dumbass or big dummy most of the time. School was a struggle as I tend to day dream a lot and my mind runs about 5 sentances ahead of what I want to say so if I need to be serious I tend to stutter a little bit.

I got into phlebotomy but I failed the dexterity test. They still passed me anyway. I struggled with it in my first 3 months then something clicked in after that and now 20 years latter I am one of the best at it. I have a thing with computers and an AS degree in it just don't have too much desire to work in it. I hate when things change. Even in my social job unless I know you I never make eye contact with you and I am very to the point and try to get rid of you as fast as possible. If I know you I tend to talk a little bit more but still I hardly make any eye contact.

I have friends but they tend to call me and me not call them so I lose touch with people frequently. Kind of funny I also became a professional wrestler in fact wrestling is an obsession with me. I understand the ins and outs and I am very safe when I do the moves. It also doesn't bother me to get hit with a chair or bleed. I stayed local with that and was always afraid to go somewhere that would draw over 150. I was booked against Glacier one time and the crowd was over 400. My chest hurt, I was almost too scared to go out there. I did anyway and it went good but all I could think of was getting out of the crowd. I get to where I hate going anywhere there is a crowd. I am married for the second time. My first wife's son was diagnoised an Aspie. But I never thought I had the same characteristics as he displayed but I do have some experiance with this syndrome. His writting is bad just like mine is. He has ticks which I don't. He is socially awkward and does not have friends where I feel I am awkward but people tend to think I am ok as I try to be funny all the time I just can't maintain eye contact with anyone. We both love video games. He loves taking things apart while I kind of hate doing mechanical work but with computers I can crack just about anything. I married again but met my wife online as I can communicate a whole lot easier and I am more at ease since it can take me 3 or more months to even meet face to face.

Two years ago my mother passed and my world has been strange. I have a hard time expressing emotions yet there are times that I am overcome with a huge sadness and depression that I just can't express or want to express. I tend to do the same thing day in and day out. I close the lab in the evening. I do the same routine all the time if I get distracted then it takes a good 10 min to get on track (I am by myself in closing). I am told that I do show empathy towards people when I draw people. Truth is get nervous when I draw blood but recently I am getting more anxious then before. So to combat that I try to get them out asap.

A co worker who has a son that is an Aspie said I share a lot of characteristics that her son has. So I took the test and answered as honestly as I could. Now I don't know what I should do. My wife does not think that I have that and her mom who has experiance in physcology says that I may have some issues but not asperger's. Truth is I don't know if I want to know but some days all I want to do is just hide from the world. Should I see a shrink for them to tell me I am crazy? I always thought that I was normal and that people were strange. Now it seems like it is the other way around. Is this test accurate? sorry if this was long.

FIRST, your wife's Mom, if she knew very much about Asperger's, would never have "made a diagnosis" without the strict testing (observing, answering of many questions, etc). For an adult (someone older than a teen), it is difficult to diagnose since we tend to lose some of the "symptoms" (translated, that means we adjust to some extent to fit in, not that we "correct" anything.
IF it causes you difficulties in your life, employment, etc, then testing is recommendedl; BUT if you are just curious, it can be expensive.
BUT also understand, you are not WEIRD, you are YOU, and each of us is a bit different....so celebrate the uniqueness of you, whether you get tested or not. OK ?

BTW: rambling on and on is another symptom ;-)
Thank you ......I did almost write a book there =) . it is kind of refreshing to find out you are not really alone I just always took myself as weird and learned to cope as best I could in fitting in but could very exhausting at times. Thanks again for the kind comments.
You are most welcome. I was diagnosed at age 50, and so I lived with that stigma of being "weird" for the first 50 years of my life. It was a total relief to know I was neither alone anymore, nor weird. Funny though, family and friends would not accpet it (although, one friend, when she had her daughter tested and saw that, dispite the age difference, how much alike she and I were, adimitted the diagnosis was accurate).
Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypcal score: 9 of 200
You are most likley an Aspie
Hi I don't know what to do, my parents won't believe this. Is this a reliable diagnosis or do I have to go to a GP to be certain.
I am about to be sectioned because of my 'mental health' could this be why I can't fit in with society
This, if you were completely honest, is a good indicator, but NOT a diagnosis. You'd need a properly trained psychiatrist or psychoanalist to get a diagnosis.
Thanks, I'll ask my psychiatrist about it :)
swalker267 months ago
Your Aspie Score: 184 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 30 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I always knew I was different... just not how different. Glad to know I'm not alone.
Yes, it is encouraging to know one is not a solitary, seemingly planted alien, amonst all these others. When I was diagnosed at 50, everything in my past fell into place, and suddenly I was very relieved.
Kaimaera7 months ago
I am not really sure what to do about this, if anything, at this point. I was encouraged to look into this by another. Thoughts or comments would be appreciated... Since I am not really sure how to process this.

Your Aspie score: 107 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 82 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I seem to have had a very strange life... And even my graph (after looking through a few hundred posts here) doesn't seem to match any of the pattern tendencies.

I am currently over 30, since that seems to impact assessment. And certainly understand the importance of mimicry. I called it "camouflage" when I was younger. I have adapted most aspects of my social behavior. I still struggle to a degree with small groups, and with certain types of individuals (though can "pass"), but have succeeded with large groups/professional settings and romance. Some of it I feel internally, most of it I do without real understanding. I have trouble remembering faces/features until I've seen them multiple times, though I can remember everything else about an individual. I am also terrible at, "small talk" and have very few friends.

The most difficult thing is knowing intent. It's likely that I can read microexpressions, as well as notice details about body language, etc (this may actually be because I focused on trying to do so). However, there seems a disconnect between that and how people express themselves, especially when they are strangers. I have wondered if this was related to honesty though, as once someone is comfortable with me, they will admit to things they did not before, even though the pattern is the same. Because of this uncertainty, I tend to accept words by default, even when other things indicate they are a lie.

Both my parents have disliked me for most of my life, as an individual, at least it seems so to me. Though I have always tried hard to please them. My mother was physically and mentally abusive, disliked my questioning of various things, when I didn't understand the first time she said things she considered it disrespectful/not listening, she does not like my expression in language, and was angry whenever I wanted to do things a certain way that was different from what she wanted (even if it was a better way). My father was mentally abusive and has always been affectionate with my brother, but rarely ever with me. He dislikes my correction of facts/information/logic, and when I was young he stopped playing games with me (like Chess) when I began to beat him consistently.

I grew up in a country in a religious based dictatorship during a civil war. I did not think as most others did and rejected the prevalent system of beliefs. This led to a lot of conflict. I understand the important of emotions and spirituality, but cannot understand not being rational in decision making and not separating data/knowledge from personal bias. I have a very high pain tolerance/do not seem to feel pain in the same way and fast recovery rate, this helped with the conflicts which were often physical (It only took a few moments for me to re-engage after a bat strike to the face, as an example). I hate physical violence though (they always initiated), and dislike physical contact of any kind without prior permission.

I was assessed in Grade 5 as being in the 97% percentile for most skill areas, with only languages being lower at 93%, with an IQ estimated at 175 or above (test limitation). Mental health in my home country did not really exist. And my experience with psychologists/psychiatrists in the Western world (while limited) has been extremely negative (they seem arrogant, irrational and close-minded, with most of their field seemingly based on conjecture).

I am self-employed now (though struggling financially), as I could no longer work for others. Too often things were done badly with no means of correction (which I find mentally painful), or environments were hostile/people were treated badly (which is mentally angering. I tend to care about harm to others more than to myself), or very frequently they would request unethical/illegal things. It is also a lot less stressful, in that I interact with less people directly (online communication feels easier).

Not sure what else to add... Not entirely sure what I am seeking, either. Since reading on this, it seems like it would explain a lot of what has happened in my life... But, I do not know what to make of it (no frame of reference, perhaps?), or whether to pursue it further...

So, yes, anything would be appreciated... Thank you.
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Goodhart Kaimaera7 months ago
Ack, I typed in a long answer, with references and links provided.....(my apologies for my late reply)...and on hitting POST, it all went away....

So, anyways, sometimes (depending on location) one can get testing paid for IF available (since the DSM-5 update)  and IF one is sure they are on the spectrum and are unable to be or keep employment.

At THIS one (a summary) read it with the words "failure" and replace that word with "has difficulty with"

And one finial link that has a LOT of info in it......
Kaimaera Goodhart7 months ago
Unfortunate that it was lost. And no apologies are needed, I am very appreciative of your response, the time periods are not important. Thank you for responding.

On testing, or support from government systems, this seems very unlikely where I am. It is a heavily politically conservative area, and it's processes/procedures follow that. On more than one occasion I was forced out of positions for refusing to follow illegal orders (including one instance of being instructed to steal), and was listed as having "quit". When I attempted to contact labor standards authorities, I was told that I could not dispute it as the records were showing I had quit, and also that, "[I] should have just done what [my] boss told [me] to do." Basically, the environment is not one where any support is likely, they tend to view anyone seeking it as someone just seeking to be lazy, I'm afraid.

On the other links, thank you for them, interesting to read. Though, in some ways I am further confused by them. I have certain symptoms, but not others, or even the opposite of them, and some of those I do have are with specific variables only.

Examples:
I am clumsy when it comes to certain coordination (catching or kicking balls) and often bump into tables, etc, but when it comes to handwriting or drawing I am very precise/coordinated.
I have always had the tendency to give too much eye contact, rather than too little (to the point I actively try and look at the environment during conversations to put people more at ease).
I have always had insomnia, but no indications of other comorbid conditions.
I actually dislike routine/schedules, though I do, do certain things to the same specifications each time (like washing my hands each time in accordance with health standards).
I often have issues with literal language/understanding social cues, but have also been recognized for oration and prose I've given/written.
I have an intense focus on subjects, but that covers an incredibly broad range of topics.
I have often been the person others tell their troubles too and know how to care for them, but have also often been accused of being too honest/direct (though I don't understand that as a flaw).

I wonder on your opinion (I know you are not a professional, but I have no one else to ask, and would very much appreciate it), would such contradictions simply fall under it being a spectrum, or what would be your thoughts?

I have never struggled to process anything in my life, in the way I seem to be struggling to process this.
Goodhart Kaimaera7 months ago
My main processing struggle is only noticeable if one is speaking to me rapidly or in a noisy environment. Speech is taken in slow, and too much outside stimulation muggles everything
Kaimaera Goodhart7 months ago
I have trouble processing speech when it is noisy as well (I dislike bars primarily for the inability to understand what others are saying). Thank you for that example, it helps my understanding.

It is interesting, in a way, that with such incongruous display of symptoms across people, a classification can even be made/tested for.

I guess, I am still not certain yet how to process this entirely/what to do with it.... Especially in regards to potentially informing my family. But, thank you for your responses. And for maintaining activity in this place, so that it exists for myself/others to ask. It is significant.

Be well.
Goodhart Kaimaera7 months ago
It is marked by having several, but not normally all of a set of tendencies:
social awkwardness or slow (late) picking up social (especially facial) cues

Focusing on one to three subjects (normally) intensely (one might even call it an obsession). Some of us however, myself included, focus on "everything" or many many things at least.

Having a vocabulary that is a bit ahead of your peers at times (but normally having difficulties with processing speech; but in writing can normally sound like there is no problem.

Normally more detailed oriented. In a "box" full of 6's, with one 5 in it; I will see the 5 first most of the time.

Many of us can puce unique perspectives on things in everyday living.

Many of us "try" things to see why something is the way it is, or how it feels to be "like that" or to confirm some thought up consequence(s)

late co-ordination development is common.

Insomnia is common.

etc.
whoami20137 months ago
Me too not sure what to do about this, probably nothing as it seems to be affecting me internally in a positive way and why should the outside world know? I would like an answer to that - the books say it's strictly personal, but what are your experiences?

Whether to tell others, not sure about that at all. I remain "me" regardless, although it does explain a great deal. I wish to avoid being told it is an excuse for whatever and being treated differently. There's the thing, do I want to avoid being treated differently if I am in fact different?

I am so weary of being misunderstood, but at least now I know why and I can be even more patient and now have some tools to help me explain, without necessarily using any labels.

I have a feeling that many would seek to invalidate it all anyway with remarks like "oh, some internet quiz?" and "so it's not a proper diagnosis then?" The thing is I don't care about any diagnosis, I see myself going back over 50 years of consciousness being at the affect of this.

I see others here like me, to one degree or another, more mostly. I have learned and been counselled (CBT) over many many years without any diagnosis or label and while I do suffer the anxiety and it still sucks the joy out of my life, I am functioning in society just fine from the point of view of that society, if a bit eccentric (apparently typical of such an elderly Aspie).

I do not suffer from the eye contact thing nor the entire range of social grief; that said when I was young (hard to remember) I think it was worse and I have learned over the decades. Decades give a great deal of time to get stuff "right".

When I did this test I had no idea what it was all about; I did it because my wife (so yes, I have one, another story) in a "throwaway comment" (her words) asked "do you have Asperger Syndrome?" I said "of course not" and googled for a test, found the quiz and here are the results, imagine my surprise:

Your Aspie score: 191 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 101 of 200
You are most likely an Aspie.
"Wtf is an Aspie?" I wondered.

I still do not understand either the scores or the image and the site doesn't explain anything. - there was one question I answered wrong, it asked if I have trouble returning to a task after interruption. I said "no", but in fact it is "yes". The difference is years and years of practice, but "easy" it is not.

Actually feels like quite a nice label does "Aspie". So I have bought a load of books from Amazon and find there are many many with far stronger progressions along the spectrum than I am or ever was. I am neither savant nor "shut off" (many might argue with that one!). What is certain for me is that my world view is Aspie.

I have read many of the posts by youngsters up to their thirties and I deeply feel for them (you). It gets better, it really does. Having places like this has to be step one, knowing we are not alone and we are, as I just read somewhere, "normal Aspies" I love that idea (big smile on my face as I type). Me? I feel validated, about time at 57.

ADM

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If it doesn't interfere with your life and or employment, no need to publicize it
yes that's what I am thinking. my wife suggests it would help those close to me (family etc not work) understand why they experience what they do, but it seems to me these people already know me as I am and deal with me (I have noticed now) each in their own way.. so why label it.. and interfere with the status quo. It does help me to know, a lot, but that's my internal world not the external.
Exactly.
cnatalius7 months ago
Your Aspie score: 120 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 94 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

On the other aspie test(AQ) I scored 32 out of 50.

Got a question though about this test. What does Physical stands for? I seem to have a large area filled near Physical but I don't know what that means.

Also some of the questions on this test I couldn't answer properly because I never experienced those situations so I kinda miss a 'doesn't apply' button.

On the subject of me, I'm male, 29 and diagnosed a.d.d. two years ago.
For as far as my family goes, on my mom's side I've got two cases of schizophrenia(my mom and an aunt) and on my dad's side there's my sister with pdd-nos, my dad's brother(passed away) with a severe case of autism/retardation, and my dad exhibits way too much symptoms of asperger(And is a serious hoarder).
I already made an appointment with a psychologist before doing this test because the last couple years everything's crumbling down, partly because I can't organize, but more over because I seem to lack a reasonable ability to emphasize with people or interact with them enough which I think sucks a lot and too many symptoms apply to me.

But the main question is, what's the Physical stand for?

Thanks in advance for answering

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whoami20137 months ago
I am seen as "a bit eccentric", which is fine with me.
Chris4977 months ago
Your Aspie score: 134 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 66 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I have been wondering if I am an Aspie. I have been obsessing over the subject for a few days now reading multiple lists of symptoms multiple times and taking several tests several times. I find that a lot of the symptoms apply to me. I brought up the subject with a teacher, but she said that I was not weird enough to be an Aspie (but I don't think she has an accurate idea of what Asperger's is). I go to a private school where almost everyone is accepting and not quick to point out differences. I was wondering if this has made it easier for me to adjust and appear more normal than I would in public school, or if I really am almost just like everyone else and I am tricking myself into thinking I might be an Aspie. I'm also concerned that, if I really do have Asperger's, this environment may not prepare me for the "real world." Any thoughts on this?
Goodhart Chris4977 months ago
Of course one can not be 100% sure without formal testing, but the mixture of obsessions about one a few subjects, social awkwardness, and (when excited, overly happy, or overly anxious) stimming (hand flapping, rocking standing or sitting, etc).
Your teacher is not well informed for sure. MANY Aspies (like myself) go undiagnosed for a long time (I was at age 50). The confidence you are building will be beneficial in the "real world" believe me. If you are learning social cues, you are gaining, not losing.
When you are finally subjected to less accepting persons, you will still have the choice to react, or ignore. If you have the confidence built up that you don't have to "break down" just because one person is ignorant, then you have the makings of getting along very well in the world. This is IMHO only however
MrX878 months ago
Your Aspie score: 142 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 66 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Hi all, finally I have the guts to post this somewhere.
I can recognize myself in most of what stevegr has written about himself: social phobia, the cold sweat, not hearing what people say even though I my hearing curve was almost completely flat from 20Hz-20kHz less than a year ago.

I have never been diagnosed (nor have I ever visited a doctor for an examination on AS etc). But this test, other tests and after having read lots of comments and replies I am pretty convinced anyway. And after initially being a bit sad about "having a disorder" I am now on par with who I am - it feels good to get some answers to the "why?"-questions in Life.

I am a 26 year old male, but have been "different", "mature", "serious", "professor" from early age. School years were hell, but I finished with top grades in almost every subject except phys class in high school (or the Swedish equivalent to it). Now I have a Master's degree in Computer Engineering since two years ago.

A very long story a bit shorter:
- I only forced myself into interaction via Internet trying to find out what friendship is when being an adult. This was a year ago. Later I was also befriended by a relative to her. So I have two Aspie Internet Contacts who live in Another city unfortunately so interaction and Communication frequency is not optimal in trying to really become good friends. But still it is more than I thought I would ever have or experience!

- I have no friends in my own Town with whom I could just do something together with on a more regual basis.

- I have never had a girlfriend, and probably never will. This makes me really sad.

- I am working with Systems deveopment, and I like it very much but my fixation with details and my perfectionism has turned work into the only thing I do in Life. I am exhausted, depressed, suffer from panic anguish attacks etc.

- I really have a hard time with soial interaction. Like when chatting with my Internet friends...when a week or two has passed since last session, I get all shaky and have a Cold sweat, heart is pounding fast etc again, as if it was the first time we texted eachother. Basically if time passes without human interaction, any earlier progress made starts to unwind back to page one again. It so extremely annoying.

- I don't handle failures or mistakes well at all.

- I have a very peculiar and sensitive taste, making it hard for me when it comes to food in social situations...my whole Life.

- I have come to a Point now where I am questioning my very existence. Being burnt out from constant 12-16 hour work sessions/day, social isolation (I never go out to pubs, discos, Cinemas or anything like that...I hardly find around the Town centre after having lived here for ten years since I only travel to and from work basically). I am constantly depressed out of exhaustion, social stress from work and having more and more realized that I will probably never get the chance to create a family of my own to share my Life with. If this is all there is to Life - sitting in front of a computer working, then sleeping, eating, working etc...I am desperate but have no energy left to take on the battle with myself nor my surroundings for much longer.

I thought that perhaps some of you awesome Aspies here perhaps recognize yourselves in this and have some tips on how you managed to get a richer and more meaningful Life (if you did)?
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Goodhart MrX878 months ago
I am not sure what to say. I have been semi-isolated in life, but one of the things I have found to help a bit are the online (even in facebook) AS discussion forums.
I had an advantage, where I was able to watch people while growing up, and I had a penchant for imitation. This helped me alot (doing certain things, despite not understanding why).
MrX87 Goodhart8 months ago
First of all, thank you for your reply!

Well, with regard to isolation...I have had my parents and my sister around me at home when growing up and it helped me a lot. I felt more "normal" at home since those people are the only ones I can be truly calm, relaxed, playful and be myself around - we simply know eachother very well, I love them all very dearly. But then of course as my sister moved from home and then when I moved from my parents to my own apartment as I began my studies at the university the isolation became so clear since not even at home was there anyone I could talk to. And I really do like to be alone when I am working with something (and as I said I mostly only do that now...work) but after a while I start thinking how time is progressing and for every day I grow older I also grow more and more apart from the life (and the experiences of life) that I so badly would like to pursue (such as balance - having free time, some good friends in the near proximity, a partner, family...an independent life would be a good start...). To get a feeling for how bad it gets: My parents live 200m away from me now and I basically only sleep at my place. It's not fair on anyone, but it would get a lot worse quickly oterwise.

I believe I have no real problems understanding facial expressions of how people use their voice etc, but I have never understood people (NTs) and they have never understood me. I never had any social networking account up until the point where I would like to be able to interact a bit better with my Internet friend (also Aspie). So now I have got Twitter since a year ago or so. But even there the history is repeating itself. I only have my two Internet friends there as followers and every other attempt I have made to initiate a conversation has either failed in becoming more than just a short rant. Or, they have more or less ended in disasters. And, so, with my non-exsisting self-esteem I am simply not up for more of such tries there. :(

Thinking of seeing some specialist, but I do not trust the healthcare system here. A diagnosis would basically seal all opportunities for the rest of one's life I am afraid.

The worst part is that I don't even have time to try and sort my life out piece by piece. Since I have almost no spare-time. Instead I walk around mentally exhausted, tired, depressed, stressed, full of anguish and panic attacks => making me feel completely drained. And for as long as I am drained of energy I cannot start to sort any aspects of my life out.

So, where am I at now? Basically, since I have no energy left to fight after som many years of doing that without result, I am more or less trying to accept the "life" that I have - thinking that there are people in worse situations still. But in the end that only makes it worse, since if I don't have any aspects of life which would make me feel better and progress in my development...I just don't know what to do.

Thank you for your initial input though. I should perhaps have a look at some Aspie forums or something, but I am afraid I will only be a negative element there for everybody. And I hate being that, because all of my life when people have actually been talking to me or asked me something I have always had the feeling it was because they /had to/ or had no other coice than to speak to/ask me.

Sorry for the negativity, but especially the last decade of my life has been just that, very depressing and negative. I should stop writing at this point now.

Anyway, I feel very honored you took some of your time to reply. Thank you!
Goodhart MrX878 months ago
Well, one of the things group forums are for is support and ways around negativity.

I hope you find the support you need.
nwrtz8 months ago
Your Aspie score: 118 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 98 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits



Hi, so about 3 weeks ago I got into an argument at university over something and in the end one guy asked me if I had Asperger's and I was like:"No, not that I know of." I dismissed it cause he didn't knew me well and I thought it was just out of the blue. Except that couple of days ago I told a friend of mine who's known me for a long time and she was a little uncomfortable cause she always thought I had it but was afraid to bring it up. So I started to read about it and was surprised of how much of it fit. Did the test and you see my results which is a little strange.

Now on some information about me:
Male, 25 years old, living in Germany, studying aerospace engineering, been playing piano since I am 6(might actually do a apprenticeship as a piano builder after I finish my degree next year). Fanatical about sports(did a half Iron-Man last year) my diet and other stuff.

But the test is a little contradicting as you can see, while I have lots of the symptoms the fact that I'm a natural athlete(always good at any sport) and also have very good control over my body especially hand and/or eye coordination doesn't fit. I am also fairly spontaneous and enjoy trying out a lot of things and have a very open mind and won't judge things until I experience them myself(read about stuff -> do it yourself -> come to a conclusion).

On the other hand mathematics and music(which is a lot of math when you get to the theory) fascinate me. I care way more about things, information than people(couple of exceptions with 3 friends who I cherish a lot but it wasn't easy to maintain those relationships but they were always very understanding.). Sensitive to smell and light, extremely sensitive to sound(absolute pitch discovered when I was 10), for years I trained myself to blend out my surroundings or I will get very agitated. Extreme focus on details although that helped me socially, more on that later. I also basically can do anything I want and will excel at that. But I need to be interested. if I am, 99% of people can't even compete cause I will focus all my energy and thoughts on it. People say I'm like a machine and you could adjust the clock by my "routines" when it comes to managing my day. Extremely disciplined and stuff like a strict diet or daily routine comes to me as naturally as breathing, I don't need to "cheat" to make it work. But I always felt out of place, never quite fitting in, although being fairly popular among my peers it was always like something was "off". When I was younger I had huge problems when it came to realizing social things, but my extreme awareness of details made my study everyone around me and make lists about patterns, statistics and similar things to simulate what was going on and how one should react and/or respond. I do this even now when people comment on strange/impolite stuff because I strongly value honesty, truth and in extensions trying to not hurt others around you without a cause. I'm basically playing out all the possible outcomes I can think of based on that and then proceed, its second nature for me by now. 

So I suspect I might have Asperger's but through that "simulation" thing I do I am basically "cheating" when it comes to the social disadvantages because while I'm quite able to behave "right" most of the time it's not natural but calculated although it feels like breathing after all these years.

Should I go and see an expert to make sure? I am very happy and in control of my life and basically don't have much trouble although everything still seems "off" but I managed to make it work by now. I do have problems maintaining romantic relationships, I always break them up because sooner rather than later they only become a distraction that prevents me from doing the stuff I really want to. To this day I cannot express how grateful i am that I met the 3 friends I have, and they sometimes believed that I didn't care at all although it was the complete opposite.
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stevegr1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 138 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 75 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I am a male 21 years old. I always knew that something was wrong with me. I have social phobia, with symptoms of cold sweat, palpitations in crowded place like a cafe and my hands are shaking. I hate participating in social situations like going to clubs and so on, by finding excuses. I prefer to take a calm bike ride or jogging on my own, rather than going to a cafe. Therefore I've lost all of my friends. But It doesn't make me sad, it's just annoying that some people are not smart enough to see "deeply" in a situation, and therefore judging like a 7-yeard old kid at my opinion. And of course, with most people you just can't talk about these things, unless you are talking to a family member, or with a friend, which is proven to be real and understanding.
When I am anxious in a social situation, although I try to maintain eye contact, sometimes this visual contact distracts me and I forgot what people were saying to me. I can also have some serious troubles talking in these situations, with a result to speak my native language like a foreigner (especially with some people I don't speak often). I can read very well and write perfectly and correctly with no mistakes.
I also face trouble in people's directions. I tend to ask them for 2nd or 3rd time the directions, so I can be 100% sure of what I heard because a mistake can totally devastate me. Especially if the directions are simple for most people.
I also have "auditory dyslexia". I am not sure about this term, but although I can hear very well (even the cat's footsteps !) sometimes I can't understand what people say. These people think that I am either stupid or have some serious issues with my ears.

I am studying nursing, and I'am worried about my future. Maybe it's not the ideal profession for a guy with a potential asperger syndrome, but curiously, It's not a serious issue for me to get in contact with unknown people (patients) unlike known, which make me feel uncomfortable interacting with them. Although I am very good at computers, I didn't choose them to make it a job.
Here is also my test image ...
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Goodhart stevegr8 months ago
Go where your passion leads you. You'll do the best there. And you do not have something WRONG with you, you are just wired differently. Think of it this way, if you owned a MAC pc, and everyone else had an IBM. you wouldn't be so much flawed as jut having some difficulty communicating and socializing. ALL that can be worked with though.
It is very common for those of us with any form of ASD to have "processing" problems when listening to others. It isn't that you don't hear them, you process auditory input slower (mostly because your brain is going 90 mph in a 25 zone and you have to sort through it all, all at once :-) .
Nursing is not a problem if it is something you like to do.
I have the opposite reaction. One on one, I am a MESS. But put me in front of an annonymous crowd and I can do stand up comedy without much sweating. But yes, social contacts, especially clubs, parties and anywhere where more than one perons is speaking or there is background noise....I find them intolerable.
Yeah, I believe I can speak in an anonymous crowd easily. There was recently a nursing seminar I was participating in, with hundreds of spectators. I said to myself "I could speak in this crowd easily". But it would be difficult though, to speak/read a text to my classmates, even if there are 15-20 people, just only because I know them.
Can Aspergers cause speech disorders ? Although I can read book pages very easily, and people are telling me how great I can read, when I speak, I get confused so much. It's actually like I don't know what word to choose in a sentence, with a result to create a new word, with a combination of the two words of my mind.
dwelvaert stevegr8 months ago
I attend the Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses, where we have a free schooling program called "Theocratic Ministry School". I never knew why I could go up in front of the whole Congregation to be schooled on my five minute part, but couldn't go into the intimate setting of the small back room to give my five minute part...without disassociating after the first 30 seconds! Most of the sisters told me that they PREFERRED the intimate setting. I simply replied that I could "get lost" up on the front stage and pretend that there was nobody sitting in the audience...if I couldn't see them. In the back school, you could actually reach out and touch an audience member...and it freaked me out! I do not like going up on the stage in the front school, but it helps me to "get out of my shell" and I am getting free schooling on speech, facial mannerisms, projection of voice, Etc.
MANY although not al of us are very visual in our thinking. Reading seems not to be a problem, but processing thoughts to verbalize them, since many of us are ALSO perfectionists, and make sure it is clear, and that we aer not "using the wrong words" etc, all this tends to get in the way of speaking, when we have something "invested" such as with friends, etc.
NO YOU SPELLED ARE wrong did you do that on purpose????!!!
It wasn't so much of a spelling error as a typing error (rushing has this effect on me) which is why I didn't proof read it and catch it :-P
dwelvaert stevegr8 months ago
It is amazing how i can hear the slightest of soft noises, and I wake up easily to them, yet, I cannot hear people who speak loud, or hear people when there is background noises. I have been accused of having "selective hearing"...or hearing only what people are whispering and trying not to have me hear. Loud noises bother me so much, that I often see when out in a public place, that I am the only person who is plugging their ears when a loud vehicle goes by! It used to embarrass my daughter, but she is now used to my sensitive ears.
bc198 months ago

I am a 30 year old male who has always felt different but I was a successful multi-sport athlete and even though I had alot of trouble with behavior in school I graduated from college with good grades. Now I coach sports at a high level and work with kids. It is a bit surprising to think of this but I am interested in the results and what they mean.

Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your Aspie score: 104 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 105 of 200

You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I couldn't copy and paste the spectrum chart but here are my results:
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Neurotypical side:
Talent: 4
Compulsive: 3.75
Social: 4
Communication: 4.25
Hunting:7
Perception: 8

Aspie side:
Talent: 6.25
Compulsive: 3.75
Social: 5.75
Communication: 4
Hunting: 3.75
Perception: 5.5

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Goodhart bc198 months ago
A combo normally means either you are and have learned to hide ./ disregard many of the symptoms, OR you have other "similar" symptoms but they are not asperger related.

I.E. pst, ocd, anxiety disorder, etc.
Abo Malek10 months ago
Hi
I am about 18 years old now, i am from Syria(currently in SA), i have been bored a lot and a little depressed for while(because of whats going on in Syria and being forced to flee from there) so i am always reading articles, books, watching TV shows, and every now and then i take some kind of online test(IQ, Personality, other wasting time test) as i said i get bored very easily
That's the results:
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Your Aspie score: 154 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 65 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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i want to know if i may be "cheating" the test unconsciously
i took the test because of a few habits i have
i am almost always bored(unless something really interesting(for a while it was math&Science classes in school))
i have an overactive imagination(I think?!, or like to think anyway?!)
i have a really really reallllllly bad hand writing (even though one of my brothers and my uncle are considered the best artist in the country, even my dad knows how to paint perfectly,) i am the only one in my family (3 older brother and my mom and) with a bad writing the rest is ether artistic or acceptable,
i play with my fingers and hands, when i go out in the sun my left eye closes automatically without intention, i have kind of a fetish for flaking scabs(i have this habit from when i first could remember) it doesn't matter if removing the scabs or anything like it(ANYTHING at ALL even Blisters and such) would hurt i cant help it
there was a small blister on top of my head for six months i kept removing it and it kept growing back(it stopped about two month ago) i also cant stand still, i am a patient person but when waiting & not doing anything it just kills me, i almost always bite my lips and tongue, the inside of my mouth, i always crack my fingers and wrists, i also tend to remove long hair from my chest and shoulders(i am a hairy person(only in the usual places and not in disgusting way thank god)) even though it hurts and leave marks
my parents say that i am very quiet and that i move very calmly and speak in very low tune, my eyes are also narrow(i don't know if they are like this psychically or unconsciously), that some people think that i am sleepy or sad or angry even when i am not, when i went to Saudi Arabia the eye scanner couldn't scan my eyes even though that the guards tried multiple times and i was the only person in more than ~50 persons that did the scan that the guards made a "Pass" for him in the eye scanner
until i was almost 13-14 social things was kind of awkward(still is but now i almost always prepare the scenario)

is there any connection between how someone look(i am a little tall, white with what my family call Asian-Japanese eyes) or how smart is he and Aspergers Syndrome (According to my latest test on http://iqtest.dk i have an IQ of 141)
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Goodhart Abo Malek10 months ago
First, yes it is possible, if you know the "conditions" associated with Aspergers, to subconsciously cheat; BUT, if you are not cheating on purpose, the repetedness of some of the questions (formed in different ways), tends to weed out such with a very mixed (almost always around 50/50) on both sides.

Much of what you describe "sounds" like it is spectrum oriented, however; the only way to be absolutely sure is for psychological testing with a professional familiar with the syndrome.

Yes, those considered "high functioning" A.S. are normally very bright; especially in one to three specific subjects. There are a few of us, that grew up wanting to know almost everything, and ended up "shot-gunning" the process (didn't pick a specific subject to obsess over ;-)

Abo Malek Goodhart10 months ago
Thanks for the fast reply
i read a little about A.S but i don't think enough to cheat the test
the reason why i think i might not have A.S even though i have high Aspie score is because i never remember having problem reading facial expression, and now i can almost always know what someone is feeling
i also had a problem reading analog clocks, but after my parents reproved me about it i never had that problem again(i don't know maybe i forced my self to learn how to read it?)
Thanks again
Goodhart Abo Malek10 months ago
Aspergers IS on the Autism Spectrum (AS). but none of us are a LABEL. None of us are exactly like any one of any other of us. Some have strengths where others have weaknesses, just as N.Ts do. What makes us unique is a wide range of conditions, that we all share, and an even wider range, that not all of us share; but are rarely found in an NT. Environment can be a great influence on what we "focus" on when younger too. :-)
flashwere10 months ago
Your Aspie score: 135 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 65 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I don't have much problems talking to new people I'm interested in being friends with, but I have huge problems after that and never had newer long term friends after the age of 14 (I still have 3-4 that I see from time to time before that time). I have problems keeping in one spot, In the last 8 years I have lived in about 10 different countries, I get bored if I stay in place too long, or keep a job too long. Financial problems have never really been an issue as I'm good with numbers and able to make good decisions with money. I have a weird passion with stock market and analysing companies and also right now I make a living playing poker. 

I'm 29 years old now but always though I was a bit different than others, I remember noticing it when I was around 6 years old in my first classroom. I remember not wanting to participate in group activities and liking to brake a toaster apart to see all the parts instead. I was also 1 or 2 years ahead of the other children in maths until the age of 10-11 where I was good at math but not really gifted. I remember also other children in when I was 6 years old thinking I was slow to respond and were making fun of me for looking like I was ''asleep'' but awake. I was thinking they were just not thinking things through like I was and I had a feeling of being much older (psychologically) than them.
I used to be very quick with numbers when I was 4-5 years old, I could instantly answer math problems like what's 67-29, or 36+267, I now have lost that gift :(
I always though I very gifted at finding a weird ways to solve a math problem and my teachers couldn't believe/understand how I got to the answer and would just say that I guessed it but didn't have the process behind it.

I also always had trouble processing verbal instructions. Was never good at memorizing a dance move (It's literally a very slow progress that has to be memorized move by move and it's extremely awkward for me.)  My friends are always scared when I drive because I tend to forget where I'm going and miss turns. I have been commented as walking awkwardly and noticing it myself when walking in front in mirrors, I am very self-aware of that and try to correct it any chance I get. I have absolutely no clue where to put my hands when standing in a social conversation. I don't think I will ever know.  I have big urges to correct people (even strangers) when they say incorrect facts about anything, I have learned to suppress that one to prevent social awkwardness .

It has to be Asper? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13355785/aspiesimon.jpg
Goodhart flashwere10 months ago
Asperger's is a HIGH functioning form of A.S.
There is this HUGE stigma surrounding autism that has to go away, if we are ever going to be considered seriously (I hate labels that generalize). Autism spectrum goes from high functioning geniuses up to the "unable to speak" (and yet, they are finally finding out, STILL highly intelligent) end of the scale. If you want a REALLY good read on the subject: Temple Grandin's book: The Autistic Brain, is an EXCELLENT choice.
am_I_aspie10 months ago
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Always kinda wondered... diagnosed with ADHD in college, but suspected there was more to it. Certainly would explain a lot!
Yes, doctors unfamiliar with Asperger's OR unwilling to take the time to test for the much broader spectrum condition; tend to pick out ONE symptom as if that is the entire condition (in a box). They DO love their labels, that's for sure.
Marygs Chan10 months ago
Your Aspie score: 165 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 48 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


Am I really? I don't know what to do, I'm 16 and I don't really get along with people that much and I don't have much friends and I've experienced depression a lot ever since I was 13. I mean, I think I have Asperger but my sister said that I just have Hypochondriasis. It's not that I'm just thinking that I have Asperger, it's just that the things I do and the personality I have matches one that suffers from Asperger.

I said before that I have been depressed a lot, so depressed that sometimes I push myself on the edge(self hurting and such). I'm also very paranoid about things especially people's thoughts. That's why I try so hard to fit in society even though I couldn't. I have never been diagnosed before, I didn't let my parents know, I didn't want them to judge me and I never want to tell them.

I don't really know what to do... I feel like I am never going to fit in to anywhere.

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It does sound like you may have Asperger's AND some co-morbids (like depression, etc). It IS possible that what I am calling co-morbid is the actual diagnosis, but that would not be my first line of thought in your case. At your age, it is already a difficult time, and to have social problems added to is makes the journey much more challanging....but, in order to "fit in" more, you will have to face whatever it is that a clinical diagnosis brings. MANY of Temple Grandin's books (including the recent The Autistic Brain; are very helpful AND comforting in their own way. Temple, an autisitc, has several degrees from college.....it is all DOable....the road just may be a tiny bit more rocky in some areas....
Thanks, I'd probably give that book a read. I'm still wondering though, do I still need to go and see a psychologist? And do I need to tell my parents about this? I mean I could go alone in the hospital... it's not a problem to me.
Depending one where you live, a psych would be the only one that could give an accepted diagnosis; but they don't come cheap.
Telling your parents all depends on your parents. Are they super supportive? Tell them your suspicions. Are they the kind that would deny you had problems even if you'd been born without limbs ? (the "my child is PERFECT" syndrome), you'd have to prove it to them and they still might not accept it. Those are the two extreems; you will have to decide based on the reacting you think you will get.
I am not sure why you'd "go to the hospital" unless you were having a nervous breakdown or become uncontrolable.
ccx94110 months ago
Your Aspie score: 175 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 31 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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Goodhart ccx94110 months ago
Of course, only a clinical test would be conclusive.
chankinson10 months ago
Your Aspie score: 185 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 18 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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I know I'm an aspie but ehat does the test result say about me?
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That you have many of the Aspie traits, as you already ,know :-)
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Lukastheking11 months ago
Your Aspie score: 127 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 94 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits


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this can happen to one on the spectrum as they age and adapt.. .
Rachier10 months ago
Your Aspie score: 127 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 97 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

What does this say about me?
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Goodhart Rachier10 months ago
It depends on your age partly. If you are 20 or older, you may have developed (unrecognized) ways to be more NT (neuro-typical). OR you may have some of the co-morbids and not be on the spectrum.
Lukastheking11 months ago
Your Aspie score: 127 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 94 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I'm really not sure and would like your opinion :)
There are a lot of reasons this could be. One that comes to mind is that you are older than, say; 30 and have adapted better then most of us. Another could be your symptoms may or may not come from a host of "co-morbids" many Aspies experience. If you have those conditions without actually having aspgers, you can get treatment for the things that interfere with your life.
razzrat1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 45 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

hmm, i don't think i can keep arguing with myself over this anymore, so to go for diagnosis or not? I guess regardless of whether this is due to being aspie or some other cause its kind of difficult to function within 'normal society' so whatever it turns out to be-knowing why i don't fit in anywhere can only help make my ride through this world a little smoother.
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If it doesn't interfere with your life to such a degree that you need assistance, often it is too expensive to get the full testing done. If you can not function (in society, at the job, etc.) because of it, then testing is advised. Otherwise, it is up to you.
razzrat Goodhart11 months ago
well I'm 40 and the longest I've been able to keep a job is 18 months, the longest relationship I've managed is 26 months and the longest I've managed to keep continuously housed is 3.5 years. I'm proud and amased that I've progressed from being a street kid unable to speak full sentences in real-time conversations to being a scientist able to teach myself seemingly any technique/concept and present my work effectively, stunningly to audiences. But still I'm unable to socialise with more than 2-3 people at a time and I quite happily will go 2 weeks without a conversation. Apparently everything went haywire at my last job because I took things too literally, was unable to tell that people were joking with me and I wasn't able to bend-break the rules. Btw I'm happy and comfortable with myself and my quirks, its just hard to interact with a world that seems designed to be as intrusive as possible. It was suggested to me by someone that watched me through the destruction of my last job, that if I was on the spectrum then it might help if I could walk into my next workplace as 'a card carrying aspie' so they would be better prepared to deal with me and not place unrealistic expectations on me.
Goodhart razzrat11 months ago
Well, they sould like good reasons to make the attempt at getting this confirmed.
mgf8311 months ago
Your Aspie score: 157 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 68 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Was diagnosed with Adult ADHD a few years ago. Medication helps but there is still an overwhelming part of my personality that affects my day to day life tremendously. After obsessive and extensive online research I found I could identify very well with Aspergers symptoms for adult women. Doing the quiz made me think about things that I actually never considered to be odd or different (although I do feel very different to my peers) Things that were just so simply me that I never considered could form part of a potential Aspergers diagnosis. I found myself answering some of them thinking: "isn't it obvious? Who doesn't think that way?!" However through facebook conversations on chat I started asking these questions to gauge response; normal response.. and found that I am much MORE different than I had ever imagined.

Can anyone else relate to this?
Goodhart mgf8311 months ago
YES, for sure. I thought I was an odd ball, but not too far "out" until I got to my 50th birthday and recieved the diagnosis of Aspergers. It allowed me (I thought) room to breath, and so I didn't have to "play a part" with my parner / wife. She sees ju8st HOW different I am, and I see a rather large chasm between her and my thinking now. I would answer things people "wondered" about out loud and I would answer the question and wonder "why don't THEY know this stuff? I learned this in grade school. The diagnosis put all my past into proper perspecitve however, and I feel much better about me not being a "weirdo" but one of many :-)
49percentGood11 months ago
I took the test and it said that I had to many inconsistencies in the controlled questions. I did not receive a score. I'm assuming either a) I'm crazy or b) Just good at everything! =P
kainite811 months ago
Just took the test
Aspie score 140 of 200
Neurotypical (non-autistic) score 84 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

What the heck does all these pie slices mean.
tmazur11 months ago
Your Aspie score: 147 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I've never been diagnosed as an aspie or smth just because I haven't seen a doctor. Since I always had problems with socializing, I thought maybe I have some psychological problems. I feel depressed for many years already ( and I'm only 21 yrs old). It makes a difficulties in studying and job, bcoz I just can't stand speak in public, chat with strangers, keep an eye contact. It's hard for me to understand people, I don't know when my friends need me, I mean I can't get what I need to do when they're feel bad or what to say. In fact I have just a few friends who can understand why I'm acting like this, with others I have fight a lot. I often make a fool of myself when I don't get jokes or sarcasm. When it comes to romantic relations I prefer to stay a side, bcoz I totally don't understand what all that social signals means and can't "read between the lines".
Well, I don't know have I Asperger's syndrome or not, but I thought, maybe it would be easy for me to know exactly what is wrong with me.
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Goodhart tmazur11 months ago
This test can not say absolutely that you do or do not, BUT it is normally a VERY good indicator of such. If this is really giving you difficulties with employment, you should seek a diagnosis and help. Depending on where you live, there is help to pay for the tests and help after the diagnosis also.
Neon Panda11 months ago
Your Aspie score: 160 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 51 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


I am very surprised with these results. I'm a 15 year old female with diagnosed depression, trichotillomania and social anxiety. I am suspected to have OCD but have not yet got a formal diagnosis.

Family and friends have said for many years that I am autistic, in a jokey way. It was only until recently that I considered that it may actually be an option.

I apologise constantly to everyone for everything... Aside from the stuff I actually need to apologise with.

I don't really know what to do now, to be honest. In a way I do and don't like living like this, I just assumed I was a bad person or something.
You are NOT a bad person (in fact, I recommend Temple Grandin's newest book: The Autistic Brain: Thinking across the spectrum" for some comfort and info. Don't be too surprised, MANY persons with Aspergers have been MISdiagnosed with the things you have been (although I can not say you were misdiagnosed; I cant know that).
Supersnuffles11 months ago
Your Aspie score: 131 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 66 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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I'm 17 years old, female, and I've had a lot of social problems and odd behaviors for a long time. I was recently diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder. For a long time I thought that my social issues stemmed from being bullied in school, but thinking back to before then, I still had many odd behaviors, like awkward expressions, strange poses and gestures, and most notably, obsessions.
I'm somewhat naturally gifted in music and art, but my grades aside from that are in the good to average range. I get mostly A's and B's, languages and arts being my strongest subjects, science and math being the weakest. I have trouble focusing in classes that involve many powerpoint presentations and lectures, especially when the subject doesn't interest me. I definitely can identify as being someone who learns very easily when the subject interests me, and I am a very difficult student in subjects that I find boring or less than useful.
I think I've learned to mimic the expressions and reactions and other social norms that people follow. It doesn't come naturally to me; as one of the questions asked, I don't like shaking hands with strangers, but I've recognized it as a social norm and I follow it, no matter how much I dislike it. From a young age I've been dancing, singing, and acting; I think that taking part in these activities has taught me and trained me to act in a natural way and to "fake it," as some people have said here. This could possibly explain why my parents never thought to have me tested, even though they were once worried that my brother might have Asperger's.
Again, like others on here I find that social situations that are one on one or in small groups are very stressful for me while performing for a large audience is not a concern. Not sure if this is a natural thing or if I've adapted it after performing for so long.
The thing I identify most with is the interests and obsessions. I easily get obsessed with one or two tv shows or books at a time. I find myself talking about my interests a lot and unable to stop once I've begun. There is no such thing as a casual interest for me; I either dislike something or I become emotionally invested.
Oh, and one more thing: I've always been overly aware of spelling and grammar. I get easily frustrated when people confuse words like "there, their, they're" and "too, to, two."

I know some of my symptoms might just be typical of any teenager. Some also match my social anxiety. What do you think? Could I have Asperger's, or am I just misreading the symptoms of my social phobia? Is it possible that I don't have social phobia at all, and I was misdiagnosed when I really have Asperger's?

Also, I've mentioned my concerns to my parents multiple times. They don't seem to think its a real issue or worth getting tested for. Whatever I have, I've learned to deal with it, so it isn't affecting school or anything, but it is personally important to me to find out for sure whether I have it or not. I feel that it is a part of me, and I'd feel more comfortable by truly knowing myself. How do I convince my parents to let me get tested? I think that it is a very strong possibility that I have Asperger's.
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If you were completely honest on the test, you have alot of the markings for the syndrome, which includes several symptoms, not just one or two. The only way to be absolutely sure is to get psychological tests done and that can be expensive. But if it interferes with your life. your ability to get work, etc. it may be that help is available.financially.
srmcdonald01611 months ago
Where do I go, or who do I look for to go get tested?
That depends on where you live. In the USA, look for a psychologist and make sure they are familiar with Asperger's....and the BEST way to do that is learn about it yourself (online, Temple Grandin's books, etc) and converse (interview ) anyone you might deem qualified.
pinkbubbles12312 months ago
Here's my results and my picture (if I've uploaded it correctly :P)

Your Aspie score: 124 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 77 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie



Really would like some advice on what to do with this information (if anything) and what the chart means with relation to the different aspects. Find it really difficult to interpret stuff like this!

To explain where I'm coming from, I have been struggling with an eating disorder (of various natures) since I was 13/14. I have been getting psychological therapy for this for the past 6 months, a lot of which involves dealing appropriately with emotions, thought diaries etc. Anyways, a lot of my core thoughts and beliefs and my reasons for not wanting to express my internal emotional experiences relate to being different from others. When I tried to analyse these further and look at evidence for/against and talked about some seriously suppressed memories since primary school, it was suggested to me that I might have Asperger's tendencies. This completely freaked me out as I don't like to label myself (didn't like to say about ed for fear of using it as an excuse) and had never thought of myself like this before. Had just thought I was a weirdo/horrible/emotionally stupid. Also, I have worked a lot with children who have severe autism and studied autism on various training courses as a result. Although I need control and routine and feel socially awkward in a lot of situations, I love people and have always been somewhat fascinated by them. I am also quite chatty depending on the situation and have a great imagination. I also find it easy to empathise with basically anyone. That's actually a bit of a problem for me because I can usually look at a situation from a million perspectives!! And am not sure what one is right/what they are actually thinking. Something I struggle with a lot (especially during recovery) is racing thoughts. A lot of the time I can't make sense of my internal world and tend to freak out a bit and go onto "autopilot".

Anyways, sorry for the rant. There are lots of other things lol but realised how long I have been typing for. If anyone makes it through this, WELL DONE :-). And I greatly appreciate any advice (either in analysing the drawing or in general).

Thanks,
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Also just to mention, I'm 25 and am (at this present moment) open to both being on this spectrum or not just want to know the truth! Have been very confused lately.
Asperger's is a part of the autism spectrum. They that love or need labels, call it the "high end" of the spectrum. Social skills often called social blindness, and sometimes communication skills are delayed in developing.
I personally have a mild version of a condition called Face blindness. For me, most people look like someone I've known or have seen...but unlike someone with full blown face blindness, I DO recognize my wife and family members :-)

If developed, the "brainy" side or you, if you have asperger's, can be put to tremendous use in the field of your interest (read: obsession LOL).
Thanks again for the information :-). I am realising there are a lot of positive factors to this as well as negative and whether or not I am on the spectrum, I feel a bit more accepting of who I am.
I am glad you feel better about it. Some can't accept it, whereas I embraced it, as it explained SO much.
When I was finally diagnosed at age 50, my entire past and all of its weirdness all fell into place. A warning though, depending on where you live (which country). the price of testing and adult (someone past their teens) can be formidible. I always give the same advice however; IF the condition interfere's with your emploment, your friends, your family, your life: get tested....the test might be paid for (if this is interfering with employment). Otherwise, if it is just for curiosity, it is just too expensive.
From the soiund of it, you could use some help; and I mean that in the nicest of ways. Most Aspies, especially when young, really need a bit of help.

As for the chart, you have a slight spike in communications, and social attributes; this is actually very normal for an older (older than 12) aspie. Some of us learn to "fake it" very well. Not that we don't have the emotions of concern and such, but it is really hard to know when to do so, and how intensely to do so. "

I am glad you stopped by my little corner of the world :-)
Thank you very much for the reply :-).

Have read through the page and can identify with a lot which has been helpful in itself. Still not entirely sure whether I have Asperger's or just overlapping traits as there are certain social aspects which I don't identify with. In any case I have come to the conclusion that in my case this is not what is important and an official diagnosis would not be helpful or needed. My process of recovery is as much about self acceptance as anything else. The "weirdness" that I have tried to hide for so long may not be as strange or awful as I might think. Everyone is different and I think this is something to be celebrated rather than hidden (apologies if that sounds cheesy but I genuinely believe that). In terms of help, as I said I am receiving psychological help right now and will explore this aspect of myself with my psychologist. I find it hard to explain myself to people and it's taken a long time to feel like she is anywhere near on "my page" so I would like to keep working with her for that reason.

Again thank you very much for replying; this website and the people on it have really opened my eyes. This in itself has been hugely beneficial to me :-).
Your Aspie score: 153 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 61 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I'm not sure what to do with this information. I have been in therapy for about three years because of previous problems with social anxiety and reoccurring depression. I think I function much more easily in society than I did previously. I no longer experience horrifying anxiety when interacting with others or care much about what others think of me. However, I do still experience difficulty connecting with others and maintaining lasting friendships; it is extremely frustrating and tends to put me in a depressed state. I just thought that was how life is, but it becoming more apparent to me that people are able to maintain friendships for several years.

I took a look at this blog post http://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/ to which another commenter linked and I immediately thought, "Holy shit, this is me!" However, I find it difficult to fathom that such a seemingly small portion of people's brains function this way. Sometimes I feel as though these feelings are just inherent of the human condition. I think, "Shouldn't everyone's brain work this way?"

Would anyone be so kind as to provide some insight? Thank you
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I stumbled upon this forum because I found this man http://boingboing.net/2013/04/19/teaser-for-documentary-aspie.html relatable which caused me to wonder if I have Asperger's.
RadicalRaven12 months ago
Your Aspie score: 146 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 58 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Hi, I just made this instructables account after seeing your post here. I did a quick google search for "aspergers test" and ended up here. I see you are very active in terms of answering questions and responding almost immediately to reply posts, so thanks for being an aid do those with aspergers and those who may have aspergers (me).

I'm not sure whether I'm an "aspie" or whether I'm just a socially inept introvert with OCD, ADHD and Depression. Either way, I'm not sure if I should get a professional diagnosis, or just do nothing about it and continue on in life.

I started taking the tests after my family members started to wonder whether my dad has autism because of the way he acts. Being concerned for him, I stumbled upon Aspergers syndrome as most of his symptoms pointed to it. I then realized that a lot of the symptoms also matched mine. Mine could have simply not been detected by my family as I don't interact with them as much as my Dad does (I'm often cooped up in my room).

Again, thanks for this post and your replies.
Sorry if my terminology, statements, or implications came off as offensive. I'm often oblivious to the fact when I say something rude of impolite while talking about sensitive matters such as autism when I don't mean to be.
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Kombatkat12 months ago
Your Aspie score: 173 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 33 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

For the longest time, I thought that the way my brain works is identical to the way all other peoples' brains work. I've always had problems in terms of fitting in socially and have gone through many cycles of friends. I only began to consider the possibility that I had asperger's when my friend commented on my collection of containers, jars and the like, the immaculate organization of my desktop and hard drives, and my inability to remember the facial expression of a person I had just talked to.

I'm very concerned with as to what to do at this point. I'm not exactly sure who I should go to for help. My father is often times in denial about anything that he may perceive as negative and has denied the possibility of my having asperger's. My mother also doesn't believe I have asperger's and thinks I'm simply socially awkward. I really don't know what to do or where to go for a professional diagnosis.
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happiz0mb1312 months ago
Your Aspie score: 161 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 43 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I'm not sure what to do or think. I suspected, but... now what? Suddenly, all the difficulties make a little more sense. I read this and I identify SO MUCH with almost everything she posted:
http://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/

I have so much social difficulty. I've been trying to help myself figure out why and I thought maybe I had bpd. When I was a teen I was diagnosed with manic depression.

(I also posted this on http://www.instructables.com/community/Analysing-your-test-results-for-Aspergers-Syndrome/ , but i wanted to show my picture so I put it here.)
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I know from experience, its a long hard road, IF you need to be social. Some don't, but I always did, so I too have a spike in nmy social / communications area.
As for what to do, first ask yourself: does this condition interfere with work, family, and friends? If work, how much. If a lot, many tmies there is help (financial) for getting tested and confirmed. I know it was a relief to me too when I found out at age 50.
jamandcuts1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 125
Your Neurotypical score: 78
You are very likely an Aspie

These are my 10 year old son's results ... the questions relating to sexual preferences were not taken into account though he does have borderline obsession with a girl nearly 3 years his senior!

The reason I asked him to fill out the questionnaire is because I was called into the school today to discuss a diagnosis of ADHD/Aspergers made by a Paediatrician with whom he met for an hour. The ADHD diagnosis is laughable as my son has the ability to focus for hours and hours on end though he has more energy than the Energiser bunny... now here's the confusing part, he's also highly gifted. So he shares traits with Aspies already. His issues are mainly social though he plays team sports successfully and is highly physically adept. The only times he has a problem with team sports is when they change is position. He doesn't like change and never has. It's impossible to prepare someone every time for every possible outcome. I believe the rules associated with sport help him cope. Socially, he doesn't get it and we deal with issues he has as and when they arise so it's both situational and prescriptive. His lessons (aside from academia) have never been easy as it's just not innate. Part of me says to hell with it, he's a 2E kid and yeah I'll sign the form so you can get your funding. The other part tells me that he already feels odd comparatively as school comes easy to him. The primary markers of Aspie are: social awkwardness/phobia, sensitivity to loud sounds ... or anyone singing as well as sensitivity to clothing (I've been cutting tags off clothing since he was a toddler and he cannot stand the seams on socks), an inability to understand that what he is saying/doing could be construed as incredibly rude/blunt/inappropriate along with intense reactions to all manner of things. Is it possible that he's just a socially inept kid who is gifted given his scores above? As an aside, his sense of humour is second to none and quite advanced and he uses and recognises figurative language regularly. He also understands irony and rhetoric.
Your son sounds very much like the poster child for Asperger's. Including his ability to focus on subjects he LIKES with an intensity like no other. DON'T let anyone drug him up as an ADHD child....get a diagnosis from a professional so he can get PROPER help. It is fairly easy to diagnose children under the age of say around 25 or so when social skills, although not learned by then, are adapted (faked) in order to get along. At that advanced age of adult, it is much harder to diagnose
Thanks Goodhart ... I've never thought he was ADHD and denied the diagnosis completely. The diagnosis was 2 years ago and I never signed the release forms to the school as I didn't trust the Paed Psych who didn't know my son. We're at a different school now. The guidance officer, who he knows and trusts and is already working with him is organising another diagnosis and will include background information from both school and home. I think I've always known he was Aspie, and when I reread my initial post I had a laugh at myself. Of course he is! Aside from the additional help he'll get at school through an accurate diagnosis, life for us won't change much and we'll just continue to discuss and address challenges along the way. I actually bought a software program "Secret Agent Society" (SAS) developed specifically for Aspies and it's been fabulous. Because the social stuff is not innate, he has to learn it. So now he's knows what distrusting, sarcastic, doubtful, angry, alarmed, jealous, delighted etc looks like, sounds like and postures like. Practice eh! Thanks again for responding.
ALL too often, that condition is diagnosed so they can dope up and eleminate "bad behavior" (from meltdowns, or being blunt, etc) and it is JUST NOT RIGHT!. It infuriates me when I find someone in authority taking the easy route instead of getting it RIGHT. There are plenty of forums on line for parents of AS children, some of them even specifically for parents of Asperger children.
This diagnosis has been such a blessing. I have been reading and researching and more importantly educating the educators on how my son learns and I've been really listening to what he says to me ... like where he prefers to sit in the classroom, his intense dislike of group work and the protective invisible bubble he has around him. I've passed all of this information onto the guidance officer at school and have had lengthy chats with the Principal. People are starting to listen though his teacher is of the opinion he's just difficult. Funny, he thinks the same about her.
:-) I am happy to hear that it has helped...since, in my case I didn't get the diagnosis until I was about 50 (nearly 5 years ago). At THAT time, everything in my past suddenly "made sense". It has helped me to understand me better. And that I don't have to "play a part" anymore...much to the utter chagrin of my wife. *sigh*
imaretard1 year ago
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imaretard1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 185 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 44 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

im 12 boy i KNEW i was an aspie we took a test but it was a fail because my insert swear word here brother was distracting me.
Your Aspie score: 132 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 70 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I'm a 16 year old female. I've always kind of suspected that I may be an aspie because I noticed some of the behaviors. For example, I do have obsessive tendencies when it comes to my interests. I've spent countless hours looking up information on anything I'm the least bit interested in and quickly dismiss other things. It asked if I get fixated on potential love interests which made me laugh because I've only really had one crush and it's been since I was about 6. I also have a tendency to become frustrated when things go out of order, like when my table at the cafeteria is taken or when someone sits in my favorite seat. I hate keeping eye contact, I don't know what it is but looking in someones eyes is far to personal, I think is about the best word. I have to take moments to evaluate what I'm saying to ensure it sounds the best. I correct people constantly, partly because I assume they want to be as accurate as possible like I do. I want to eventually be evaluated by an actual medical professional but my mother kind of dismisses my claims.
Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 52 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


16 year old female, I have been previously diagnosed with IBS, ADD (which is now ADHD, however I prefer ADD as I've never been hyperactive) Social Anxiety, and Cyclothymia (mild bi-polar type mental illness). Someone close to me suggested I research Aspergers, so I've been reading about it. Anyways, I took this test as honestly as I could, but it placed me a lot higher (closer to aspergers) than the other online tests available (most said I was borderline).

Everyone else seems to be posting a blurb about themselves so I think I'll try to write one too. Friendship for me doesn't usually occur unless I am forced to spend time with someone. I am never the first to initiate contact, however I can become attached to someone quickly if we share a common interest. I can usually keep friends for a long time, I don't spend any time with them outside of school though. When I get in a fight with a friend I always feel confused and end up apologizing right away. I can't stand it when strangers touch me, good intentions or not. In my classes I usually sit alone, which I do not mind at all. My Grades in school are all over the place, I go through a good year-bad year cycle, although my grades very rarely drop below C+. In classes I enjoy (Art, Textiles, English, Science) I can easily get 95+% However if one thing confuses me I will be unable to continue and usually give up. I reaaallly enjoy reading, Fiction and Non-fiction are equally interesting to me. I find myself relating to many of the things people are saying in the comments, however I don't want to self-diagnose yet, as I didn't score too high on other tests, and my doctors/psychiatrists have never mentioned it before either.

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EmSpa1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 177 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 25 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I also scored a 42 on the AQ test. I am 37 and have never been tested or diagnosed with anything other than depression, anxiety and gerd coupled with IBS, but I am beginning to get better on a GF diet. Reading so many of the comments below has enormously encouraged me that there may be a reason I feel I don't fit in and don't understand the way people respond to me and I to them. I have so many of the same behaviours and problems that others have talked about. Similarly to other comments I feel like I "act" to get myself through social situations. I am about to move to Denmark but I hope to be able to see someone there (if I can manage that I do have a problem with seeing doctors) for a possible diagnosis. It would be a relief to put a name to how I feel.

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Goodhart EmSpa1 year ago
Expect a thorough diagnositc testing for someone your age (or older, like me) as many of the "tendancies" can be hidden in order to "get a long" in society. Sometimes, diagnosing adults is the most difficult. I wish you luck and good will.
EmSpa Goodhart1 year ago
Thank you very much. Yes I had definitely been covering my tracks so to speak for quite some time so I do expect it may be more difficult for a diagnosis. Thank you for your feedback and being encouraging to people on the board here.
Goodhart EmSpa1 year ago
You are welcome ! Being an officially diagnosed "memeber of the club", I have complete empathy for the trials, tribulations, and backlash one goes through, ESPECIALLY when dealing with the general public (NT's).
Your Aspie score: 141 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Well... I have suspected for a while. I took another test and the score was 34. Aspies tended to score 32 or higher, it said. And I remember reading that females tend to show milder symptoms, or something like that. The question is, now what?

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Well it depends. IF it interferes with your life (social, work, schooling, etc) you can get a "real" test i.e. diagnosis, and maybe some help also. IF it causes no significant problems for you, you may want to just keep the thought in your pocket as it were, to explain things to others in the future about yourself (if you wan to)
What the supposed number to be normal. Sometimes I think twice of my answer and I think I might be lying to my self.
A higher ratio of non-autistic traits to the Aspie score.
Amelia L1 year ago
i'm 14 and wondering if I have aspergers. Out of curiousity, I took this test and heres the results:

Your Aspie score: 107 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 89 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

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Well, IF you wer totally honest with your answers (and I am not questioning you, only you can know this) then you are on the border of the spectrum OR you have learned to cope and adapt in the communications side of the graph, and this may have lost you some ability to focus on detail.
1978s1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 110 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 95 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

What scores would be considered 'normal' ?
Goodhart 1978s1 year ago
NT or neurotypical scores that are high with low "Aspie" scores.
bvisaggio1 year ago
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I'm 28, and my mom first mentioned she suspected I had asperger's when I was probably 16 years old, and said she'd suspected it for years. I'm a former Catholic seminarian, where my likely-Aspergers caused me a ton of problems, and I ended up having a nervous breakdown and leaving. People found me distant and belittling, when I was honestly just trying to engage with them as best I could. I was an absolute wreck when I found out how the brothers there saw me; I had been working so hard to try and participate in the house community. So I abandoned my studies and moved back into my old apartment.

I'm currently living with my girlfriend, who is very patient with me (she's the one who brought this back up, asking me if I had it), but she has to get on me a lot for being rude. I interrupt her without thinking, I have difficulty keeping my volume low (she always thinks I'm shouting -- not *at* her, just generally being loud), and she says I often overreact, that I don't deal with frustration well. She says she never knows how I'm going to react to something; sometimes I blow up, but more usually I just sort of stare off into space and shut off. I'll still respond to whatever she's saying -- I'm not catatonic -- but I sort of disengage.

I can't eat most vegetables or fruits because the texture freaks me out. As does the texture of some candies; the roughness of cadbury mini eggs' candy shell sends chills down my spine.

I get obsessive about Star Trek and theology. I can talk for hours about either. I try to make a point of periodically asking if someone I'm talking to is bored when I go off on a jag, but I don't always succeed at it, and I'm worried people are just saying no so as not to offend me. I also hate parties - which sucks because my girlfriend is very social and drags me around the city - and I tend to get very frustrated and shut myself off in a corner at them. I try not to, but I don't always succeed.

A quick answer is yes ! Your talent appears focused (aspie trait) and I have found that, my social interaction, like many Aspies in their 30's or older (I'm a few decades older) can "fake it" or even learn to do it properly "most" of the time.

Even now in my 50's I will make the "major mouth blunder" OUTLOUD which embarrasses my wife to no end....but they are fewer than when I was in my teens.

And yes, the attempt at faking social interaction (face to face) can be extremely and loathsomely exhausting...I work on the second shift so my face to face is very limited by proxy  :-)
1978s Goodhart1 year ago
at 34 I scored
Your Aspie score: 110 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 95 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I thought they would be higher, but am concerned Im just looking for an excuse for being antisocial, weird and self centered. Please can you tell me the scores that would indicate a 'normal' person. Im sick of being uncomfortable around people adn struggle to behave as 'expected' For example I am always given the same performance reviews at work. Technically excellent but needs to 'engage' or communicate etc better.
I nerd out to Star Wars, Theology/Biblical History, Languages/Linguistics/Grammar, and about care regimens for naturally curly hair (YouTube video obsession/ Information gathering and reporting). Odd, I know, but those are my things.

Parties are stupid. I am figuring out that I can be a host to a small group of people, as long as I have something to DO. Serving is a great way to be present in a group of people. It saves me from making small talk, and knowing how to carry on after I have awkwardly initiated it.

I've also become more comfortable in "my skin" and decided that I was done being an actress. It was a rough transition for many people; but I stuck to it.

Now, the people who meet me really meet me. They know what to expect. If they don't like it, then ...they don't like it. I've figured that there are three kinds of people in this world.

Normal. Weird-Appreciators. Weird.

Looking at it this way, Normal is the minority. If WA's and W's can be around me then they can do so. I try not to worry about the N's too much. They will be fine where they are. The truth is, I don't have the capacity or time to be everyone's friend. It sounds blunt, but it's the truth.

It sounds like you've got yourself a sweet WA. I am glad for you. I find WA's to be amazing. In a way they can keep me grounded --connected to a world I don't take much time to connect to on my own. Okay, I know I must be talking to much. I have some kind of nervous timer that goes off whilst I've been passionately talking for a while. It's dinging. I'm out.
PhotoMaker1 year ago
I'm a 44 bloke. I'm a programmer. For a while now I've thought that issues in my life might be because of something diagnosable. Recently I had a reaction to knocking over a cup of coffee that result in me freaking out and banging my head against a cupboard (that hurt somewhat!). That was the catalyst to finally getting a Doctors appointment...I didn't even make that appointment myself :P

I went along, told the doctor many things, which includes:

* I was bullied at school - I've always assume that much of my social interaction issues is paranoia from having been picked on a lot at school.

* I have few friends, and have lost a good number of friends over the years from arguments or simply neglecting to initiate contact myself - I currently only have 2 friends I see or speak to on a weekly basis.

* I still live with my parents - I don't feel I can survive in a house on my own. Plus I spend all my savings on computers, cars, photography gear and music gear. I always assumed I'd meet someone...

* I can't read the opposite sex - I see interest where there is none. In the past when someone came onto me, I'd freeze with uncertainty. In hindsight, I know of a few missed opportunities where I only realised after (perhaps sometime after) that someone was coming on to me. One of those I only worked out more than a year later when she told me "you had your opportunity" :o

* Frustration and anxiety can lead to tantrums and anger - I feel it coming sometimes, mostly because I cant beat a boss on a game, get some tech working or work out how to debug a bit of code. I will start blaming myself for being stupid. I will start banging mice on the table, get to the verge of breaking things, and more recently, start hitting my head with my hands/fists. I can get a depression that lasts for several days after more major incidents.

* Certain noises can add to the frustration - people chewing, slurping or sniffing loudly winds me up. I get a fight/flight feeling running though my legs and back. If I'm working, I can find it suddenly very hard to concentrate on my current coding problem, I'll jam my fingers in my ears. Sometimes I get logical, and put my headphones on (I get the best noise isolation set I can buy). Sometimes I'm in a team environment and can't do that. I also have a bit of tinitus, so I don't always like to wear headphones anyway.

* Eye contact is a conscious thing - I have to remind myself to make eye contact sometimes. I don't always find it hard to do, but I do remember having to learn it as a skill in my late teens. I distinctly remember a training course I took in my late teens that mentioned looking at the bridge of peoples noses instead of their eyes. If I find a conversation hard going, either confrontational or because I'm trying to explain something that is a little more complex or out of my comfort zone, I'll find eye contact is distracting.

* I can't get the words out - I'll find that sometimes I just can't get the words out that are in my head. I'll mix words up, I'll stutter, I'll then panic and make it worse! This generally happens when I'm trying to explain something complex, or in a small group of people.

* Unfamilar people scare me - I find it hard to initiate dialog with someone I don't know, be it in person, on the phone or even via email. I need someone to kickstart the conversation with me, so I can then make that connection to the new person. Once I start becoming familiar with them, I find it easier...but even so, I sometimes find it hard to spontaneously ring one of my friends. This can be a real issue when working on a customer site.

* If going somewhere new, I need a plan - I won't just jump in the car and go. I need to know where I'm going, who I'm meeting with, where I'm going to park (I'll obsess about where to park the car), what time I should leave etc.

* I hate Bars and clubs, and busy lifts (elevators) and trains - I hate travelling at rush hour on public transport. If I have to go to london, I'd pay for a 1st class ticket, or travel off peak. I'll not use the tube in rush hour, but get a taxi. I used to try and use the tube, but all those people bumping into me, and the heat and the noise, just made me want to fly away. In fact one time I did, I stormed out of the station...elbowing my way, treading of feet...I had to get out. Then I walked all the way from Embankment to the city. Busy bars or nightclubs could do the same. If I went when I was younger, I'd like to stake out a spot..and never move. I'd give other people my money when it was my round, and send them to the bar :P


* I'm very easily distracted - I can even drift out of a 1-1 conversation with my own thoughts. I'll sometime annoy people tapping out the rythm to a song I heard, or the peice of music I'm currently learning.

My GP asked what I thought it may be, what diagnosable condition. I said I'd looked at Bi-Polar disorder, and perhaps Asbergers, but that sounded silly! He suggested that I should talk to a specialist on adult social behavoir issues and would have a think about how best proceed. A week later he calls me and says he wants to refer me to a Asbergers and Autism place.

And then I did the research on Asbergers I should have done when I first made a fleeting connection. Because a lot of these issues I'm having seem to "fit".

However I don't necessarily have every symptom, though I understand its a spectrum of possible things.

I think its clear I need to be assessed. At the moment I'm waiting for the referral. I think that there is a possibility that I'm "fitting" myself into the spectrum (so to speak), in order to have a quantifyable reason for being who I am.

What ever the outcome though, the whole process is confusing. Whilst who I am won't change, they way I perceive myself compared to everyone else may change profoundly. And that is deeply distracting at the moment.


Cheers (this was somewhat theraputic!)


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Well, even though you may not change "in drastic ways" I have found that, over the past 50+ years, I have learned to "fake it" and get along in society well enough. That doesn't mean I fake emotions, or concern, but the "NT rules of societal behavior that constantly change" I have learned to "fake it" through, most of the time.
Kerrowe1 year ago
I certainly feel like I'm faking it! I guess I'm just surprised that apparently I'm faking it so well. My husband had no idea that I get through social situations by drawing on sets of learned acceptable behaviours and responses appropriate to each situation. Even then I get comments from people that I'm 'nice but strange'.


I can't afford testing but being an Aspie would certainly explain a lot. I'm unable to tolerate certain sounds (chewing and swallowing sounds, for example, and rhythmic tapping) and I feel very anxious when something familiar changes. The website for our local cinema was redesigned the other day and it took me a couple of days to be able to face trying to navigate through the new layout. I was a clumsy kid and still get bruises that I can't recall the cause of. My friends at school were almost all boys because they made more sense than the girls. I can remember my mother saying that I never wanted to be cuddled when I was little, and even now if I'm going to be touched it has to be on my terms. It's something my children have had to adapt to - I'm sure they think it's normal for mothers to tell them to go away when she's had enough of their company :P
Yes, I can relate. I can not get a formal test, but my therapist and Psych both know that I am :-)
zsizsi1 year ago
I dont know how to post this.... it says 154 but i think its only because im a musician... my friend told me to do this test.. it is interesting
Many aspies are very talented musicians and very creative too
drevc2r1 year ago
I read the book "look me in the eye" and it was the first time I heard about Aspergers, and I related with the author in many things. After feeling that I might have some aspergian traits, I started asking questions about things I cant see for myself. And did this test, my aspie score is 142/200 NT score 65/200 very likely an Aspie. Even with this score, not ONE single person believes I could have asperger's because I have learned to fake it so well. Im cute so its easy for others to get over my "nice but weird personality" and keep in touch even when I dont care much about anyone. I feel that being an Aspie and not knowing it, has caused me to lose myself. I used to constantly try to please people and try changing my ways because I wanted to feel normal and be like everyone else. But liking myself and being ok with setting my boundaries has allowed to to meet the people that will take me for who/how I am.
I KNOW exactly what you are talking about.....I didn't know until I was 50 and it shocked everyone....
Kerrowe1 year ago
To be honest I'm surprised there isn't a bigger gap between my Aspie and NT scores.

Your Aspie score: 118 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 94 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
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Why would you say that? In many cases, as we age, we either gradually learn some social skills, OR we learn how to FAKE IT really well :-)
hi peeps, for as long as I can remember, I have known that i have a 'wiring fault' of some sort and for at least the last 20 years, I have suspected (when I say 'suspected, I I mean that I have suspected it in much the same way that I suspect that the sun will rise tomorrow morning!) that it was Aspergers syndrome. Yesterday I took the test and my scores revealed me to be 18/200 neurotypical and 188/200 Aspie. I chose to look elsewhere as well and took the 'Baren-Cohen test' as well and scored 45 (a score of between 26 and 32 is considered borderline aspergers on this test). Recent events in my life assure me that I need to know now. What should i do next? Can my GP make a definitive diagnossis? I live in the UK and I am a 42 year old Male by the way.
P.S. ... Some of the questions in your test immediately made me sure that you knew that of which you asked, for instance " Do you look for patterns in things?" ... My immediate subconcious response??? "How can one NOT??????"
I am not sure where you reside, but here in the USA (in most parts of it) one needs to be a Psychologist at minimum to make a diagnosis; a Psychiatrist is better but MUCH more exspensive.
Your Aspie score: 112 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 107 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits.

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I am a 43 year old woman and think I have Asperger's. I have suspected that I have Aspergers for years and have only now taken this test. Any positive comments welcome on my test results....???

Thanks
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I think Autism is just one aspect of a person. Yes, it will help you to understand yourself and the way you interact with your world and others, but ultimately you have lived this long and adapted to life even without this knowledge. It's nice when your suspicions are confirmed though, and now you have some answers. :)
Kerry20331 year ago
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Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 67 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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That appears to be pretty much typical NT.
Bblack911 year ago
I dont know whether I should believe this or not. I answer the questions as honestly as possible but how do I know if I am right with my answers? How do I know I am being honest? Is there a full proof way of finding out. This was the only way to show my results.
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No, psychologically, there are no Full Proof methods; however, a psychiatrist or psychologist familiar with Asperger's syndrome can evaluate you and make it more sure or less sure, depending on the results of the tests. Be forewarned; if you are over 20 years of age, you MAY have a LOT of testing to go through. Youngsters are much easier to test in this regard. As we grow, we learn ways to substitute behavior that we were not born with..
I have a Aspie score of 120 of 200 and a neurotypical score of 111 of 200, so I seem to have both traits...what does that actually mean?
Depending on your age, you may be suppressing some of the traits OR you may have something with similar co-morbids, like ADHD, ADD, OCD, etc.
Do my results below mean I definately have Asperger's? How accurate are these tests and are there any other tests? Should I go to my GP for a diagnosis? Please help. Thanks :O)
To answer your first question, No. NO online test could possibly "be absolutely sure 100%, but it is pretty accurate IF one is honest.

Should you get tested? It depends, the older one is over around 20 or so, the harder it is to test, because we tend to learn to hide ourselves and are so called quirks as we age. I was not diagnosed untl 4 years ago when I was 50.

IF your behavior(s) seem to interfere with life, or occupation, then I would say definitely get tested. If not, then it is up to you to make that decision.
Hi Goodhart! Thanks for your reply! It already feels nice chatting to someone who also is an Aspie and similar age. I have taken this test and one other. Both came back quite high scores indicating I may very likely have Aspergers. I have had several partners over the years tell me this too! This was before I took any tests. My biggest problem area is communication but mainly in relationships with my partner's.... Not that I have had that many! LOL. I have always felt different, a bit weird and dont really fit in with the norm. I have always been aware that i see things didferently to most and put this down to being weird or just different. Work is ok as I only work part time and this seems to suit me. In the past I have gone from one job to the next, only staying in jobs for a year or two, and basically not coping with the job. I usually resign and then get another one! My current job I have been there 13 months and a mainly work alone and outside so I think it's suits me a lot better. Getting tested really would be for peace of mind. I would probably tell my family but not my work so I really am in two minds as to what to do?! I am also worried that the doctor will not be interested and feel I am wasting their time. How did you approach your doctor? Were they understanding and supportive? Apologies for any spelling mistakes but using my iPhone to write this and predictive text can sometimes be annoying! I look forward to your reply :)
Hi Funky :-)
I felt like you all of my life. I always thought I had been adopted from an alien or something because this did NOT seem like MY planet.
EVERYONE I came in contact with, when I told them of my diagnosis, claimed I couldn't have it, because they KNOW someone (probaly a youngster) that does, and I am nothing like them.
But, lets be real, most adults are not like they were as children either. It makes testing adults very much harder then children because we HAVE learned ways to "kind of" fit in, even if in an artificial kind of way.

My job as computer operatory, involves a night shift and I don't deal with people directly, except on rare occasions. Even my family MD didn't believe me nor the diagnosis. Family can SOMETIMES be even more brutal in that they feel like they now bad blood among them now....until you start talking about your interests :-) It is of course best not to broadcast it too far into the public domain as it were. I.E be careful who you tell, you will find out just who your TRUE friends are if you do.
nspence21 year ago
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I'm neurotypical, but had borderline traits as a child. I came from a family that was not very demonstrative emotionally, and so I was a late bloomer. However, with several extended members of my family who have been diagnosed as having ASD, I felt that it was important to test myself.
Whethin you are or aren't on the spectrum, it is always good to know. :-)
wbarrett11 year ago
Your Aspie score: 125 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 64 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I'm only 16. How indicative is this that I may or may not have Aspergers? I find it extremely difficult to relate to people, can't read emotions and have developed a claustrophobic response to crowds of people, but not just small spaces.
I would say you have a pretty good chance of being on the spectrum.
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Aspergers Score of 146 out of 200
Neurotypical of 59 out of 200

This kind of makes sense that I'd have so many aspergers traits. I mean I've never really been good at socialising however I am content that I don't really have a big group of friends because all I really need are the 2 friends that I do have. So I guess I am happy with how I am but I don't know if I really am an aspie or not. The diagnosis makes sense of a lot of things about myself but I won't really know until I get tested by someone.

I mean sometimes I am not bad a socialising and then other times I am absolutely terrible and it's not down to being shy the way everyone thinks it's just that I either don't have anything to say or can't think of anything. However I tend to get along well with my friends whom coincidentally have Aspergers. So there are a lot of clues here but I just don't know where in Scotland someone might get these sorts of tests.

I mean before I just put it down to being introvert but now I'm not sure what to think. I don't even know if I should let my girlfriend know because I don't really know how she would react to that? Maybe it would make sense to her. Well it is puzzling and I just don't really know what to do.
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In Scotland, I wouldn't know either. You might be able to find out from chat sites like this one for parents of children with Asperger's

Or the official site of the UK might have something too.
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vicvelcro1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 134 of 200

Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 80 of 200

You are very likely an Aspie



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Yes, very likely
Well, I suppose I should probably do some research, just to get a better grasp of what the *might* mean. It might just explain a few things...

Thank you for giving me your opinion/observation.
jvaughn61 year ago
Your Aspie score: 139 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I have never been diagnosed, so does this mean I am or could be?
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Your Aspie Score: 193 out of 200
Your Neurotypical Score: 19 out of 200

I am 11. Shall I tell my parents of this odd occasion?
I would say research online all the positive things about it first, so you can give them an understanding of what it is, rather then scare them with something they don't understand.
MWilliams61: I echo Goodhart's comments. Bravo for taking the initiative to complete the online test! Be prepared to present positives & negatives (pros & cons) when you discuss this matter with your parents or anyone else. I'd also recommend discretion when possible; share your personal information only with people that you can trust to avoid teasing from schoolmates. Good luck!
Not just teasing, but downright discrimination at times.
rache0001 year ago
Results:
Your Aspie score: 171 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 41 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Question:
Can someone explain it to me? Thanks
It simply means that you have many of the "traits" of Asperger"s syndrome
27alli1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 100 of 200
Your neurotypical score: 108 of 200
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Yes, that seems to indicate you are most likely on the spectrum.
asouthall1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 179 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 27 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I discovered last year my cousin was diagnosed with Asperger's and my cousin told me to read up on it. It made my life make so much more sense. And the more I read up on girls with Asperger's the more I cry at how accurate it all is and that its probably more then likely I have it.

I have been taking notes for a year trying to recognise all my little habits, ocd moments, struggles socially and between my partner and i have come up with 8 pages of notes to take to a physcologist as I forget important things when talking on the spot, stuggle talking to strangers etc etc.

I have finally been able to find a Physch in my town that deals with adults not just children however Im scared he will try talk me into believing I have other things like the doctor did when I asked for my referral. He thought it was the most odd request and that I was probably just bi-polar, or OCD, or had ADHD and first reccomended me to a child psychiatrist until I went away and found this new Physch and asked for a new referral. Im in the process of making an appointment now which I have longed for and hope it all comes together. Because I have taken this test twice and come up with the same answer.
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Shoot for a professional that is VERY familiar with Asperger's; some psychs aren't. Many therapists aren't. You "may" have co-morbids, but the Asperger's part will shine through if the right testor is chosen.
yes indeed! I agree and it really has taken me a while to find someone. The person I have found has a lot of experience in Asperger's and Autism within children and Adults so that is a start! :)
Then I am sure they will inform you that testing adults is much much more time consuming and labor intensive (as most adults have learned to HIDE most of the "symptoms" as it were.
Yes I have come to the realisation this is going to take forever. :( but it really needs to be done so that the people around me can hopefully understand me a lot better as it is effecting my relationship after nearly 6yrs and the inlaws, my own family and all sorts.
crazyg1 year ago
http://rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php
oh dear :-)
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crazyg crazyg1 year ago
2nd attempt, restricted myself to yes or no
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Interesting spread, still indicitive of being on the spectrum.
crazyg crazyg1 year ago
126 then 125 incidently
Chris A1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 138 of 200 / Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 77 of 200 / You are very likely an Aspie.

I'm a 33-year-old former special education teacher and current doctoral student. I was diagnosed ADHD as an adolescent and have battled depression during some phases of my life. I've had some jobs for years and have lost others within months. I wouldn't characterize myself as someone who has problems with authority in general (I'm a Marine Veteran) but I do have serious problems when I believe that my superiors are displaying poor leadership or abusing their authority, especially if I haven't developed a trusting relationship with that person. The more that I've learned about ASD and spent around children diagnosed with Asperger's, I've become convinced that I relate well to them because I'm like them. I'm now considering getting tested for my own peace of mind. I also hope that a diagnosis (or refutation) could help me to refine my coping skills.
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We tend to relate better to those older or younger than ourselves. So even THAT is in keeping with AS
Even when I was a kid I sometimes had out playmates who were younger. When I became a teenager, I served as my Boy Scout Troop Guide, mentoring an entire generation of guys a couple of years younger than me. For example, one of my peers who was young enough to be in that group has his entire handbook filled with my initials for the completion of his rank requirements! I committed myself to public service as a teen and have never regretted it.

As an adult I've had many jobs related to teaching, including: Supplemental Instruction Leader at a university, martial arts apprentice instructor, childcare counselor at a residential treatment center, special education teacher, substitute teacher, science teacher, and (presently) Teaching & Clinical Research Assistant at a university. The students that I've taught who were diagnosed with Asperger's got along as least as well with me (and sometimes better than) they did with other adults in their lives.
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Grew up an Aspie, and many in my handful of my friends turn out to have also been Aspie. I never seemed to fit in when I was younger, from grade school throughout high school, and for a period after, but through the years (now I'm 46) I worked hard at understanding human nature, became fascinated with learning about others, likes, dislikes, attitudes, personalities, what was different about me, and what I had to do to fit in with my peers. I really had a difficult time relating to others, but wanted acceptance. Modified my habits, watched my own actions, listened to how I talked and interacted with others, and took a risk at doing a makeover of myself. The goal was adaptation to the social environment that seemed so foreign to me. As years went by, I found myself getting more comfortable with meeting new people and opening up to the world around me. Through challenging myself to constantly step outside of my 'comfort zones' (and this can be really difficult and somewhat scary taking on the unknown) I overcame a lot, but not all. I'm still uncomfortable with a lot in this life, but I overcame much fear of interacting with others recently in several attempts at running for office. This really thrusts yourself out there into a huge unknown, but if you become passionate about something, it's worth taking the steps forward, and an amazing (and eye opening) experience learning how things really happen behind the scenes. At least one of my children so far has been diagnosed as Aspie. My growing experiences have helped me understand what he's going through and encourage him.
It is a good thing to know early....I didn't find out until I was 50...
Your Aspie score: 177 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 23 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
What does this all mean, and should I get tested?
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It indicates there is a good chance you have Asperger's Syndrom if you were completely honest on the test. Testing is an option, and is usually useful IF one is young still (pre-twenties) OR if one is having difficulties finding/holding/working at a job.
Okay. I am 18 and about to go to college in the fall. My parents won't let me get tested, though (I haven't asked them but I KNOW they'll say no). My college has this thing where I can get one free medical exam/etc, and I don't know if anything psychological is covered, but should I get tested at school?
"unfunded" testing can be very expensive, so if you can get it "included in your package" without extra cost; it might be worth it.
yeah
At least where I am a diagnosis will get you a free tutor and a quit room for testing.
IF you are having difficulties coping with people, being a team player, relating to others, including adults, and you feel that an evalucation and diagnosis could get you help, then you might benefit from it. Otherwise, you may end up with a large bill (as if college isn't bad enough) and it wouldn't help any. It's really up to you I would think at this point, what you "need".
Here's the graph.
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Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 70 of 200
You are very likely Aspie.
Your Aspie score: 101 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 108 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

My nephew has aspergers and so as we have learned more about it I have started to wonder if I have it. I have always had trouble keeping friends. I am anti social some days and then want to be social other days. I don't like hugs unless I ask for them. I look at people who have had close friends for a long time and I wonder how they do that. I feel socially awkward most the time. But I do great at my job bc it is about routine and getting things done. I just don't know.
Well it is a spectrum after all. No two aspies are alike and some do better at some things than other do.
appled1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 118 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 82 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I am 22, almost 23 years old. I'm not really sure what to make of this. I am pretty much right down the middle on here. I don't seem to have strong tendencies one way or another. Does this mean anything in particular?

I have always seemed to struggle socially, but I had always assumed it was because I was home schooled for a large portion of my grade school years (through 5th grade) and never really had an opportunity to interact with many other kids my age. I was always the one that got on better with the adults than people my age. I remember being painful awkward when I started public school, and never really understanding what I was doing wrong. I was told at the time that it was something I would grow out of, but I can't say that I ever truly did. I always felt like I had a number of masks that I chose from depending on the situation. When I got to college, I made myself become a school ambassador so that I could get better at working with people, which did help, although I did have very understanding supervisors who helped a thousand times over. I can do it now for brief periods of time, but it leaves me exhausted, so much so that I actively avoid doing it when I don't have to.

I will say that I was informally told during a visit to the on-campus councilor that I likely had ADD-inattentive type. Could this have a significant impact on the results (or vice versa I suppose)?
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appled appled1 year ago
Sorry about the crazy post. I have no idea why it posted the image four times.
NP, well it is a spectrum after all. No two aspies are alike and some do better at some things than other do. If it does not affect your life terribly, nor your employment, expensive testing would not be recommended (unless you have a lot of money and are curious ;-) )
Your Aspie score: 123 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 87 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
-I tried to get the chart in the post, but it didn't work. It is very similar to Sagaciti's chart.

-26 years old
-Unsuccessful in most personal relationships
-Very successful professionally
-Strong urge to learn new information in areas of interest
-Only watch History, Discovery, Animal Planet, and similar TV

I keep seeing people say the social problems associated with Asperger's are less prominent we age. I am very curious about the social skills of older individuals with Asperger's. Has there been any studies to compare the social skills of older individuals who were diagnosed/treated at a younger age v.s. those who were diagnosed at an older age, but never received any treatment or counseling?
Your comment reminded me of an answer in a medical exam. The question gave an example of a medical student who attended all lectures, wrote copious notes, organized them, went over them all the time, forwent parties in order to study. The student crossed up all the options and said "that is usual normal behavior for a medical student"
Yeah, while most of my peers were reading The Bowery Boys, I was reading up on chemistry etc. And we are talking about 5-8 grades here. ::-)
It is a spectrum, so yes, some of us were able to "immitate" what they see in neurotypicals, and thus become more social as we age. This is not always a good thing though. I was diagnosed at age 50, and only am getting counseling of late, Treatment is for co-morbids only. Asperger's is not an illness, it can be compared to using a different computer operating system then everyone else does :-)
ebush31 year ago
Your Aspie score: 137 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 68 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I'm 13: I love History Channel: I don't get along with people, especially people my age: I only have one close friend, and she is manic depressive.

I have considered that I'm just antisocial but I'm not sure where to draw the line between that an Asperger's. Input please?
Anti-social, meaning you don't like to have friends? Or as in, it is difficult to form friendships? If it is difficult to form friendships, this is one of the "symptoms" of Aspergers, along with many others. Most of us have an easier time making friends with someone either much older or much younger than ourselves,. Asperger's gives a person a "focus" many times; that is, one becomes pretty much an expert at some subject fairly early in life. A few of us, just like to know something about everything :-)
tderay1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
Some of the difficulty in learning social skills can be a real bummer, especially when younger. During my teens and twenties, I was pretty much alone most of the time.
sagaciti1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 127 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 90 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Looking at my Graph it seems a lot different then what others posted. My chart is down the middle of NT/Aspie but I recognize a myself as having a lot of the traits and mannerisms listed in the Spectrum. I'm an older adult. The chart is kind of confusing.

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As we age, we "tend" to take on some of the social behaviors around us....so it is, in effect, hiding behind learned behaviors.
osmanixxi1 year ago
Age 51

Your Aspie score: 132 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 79 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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I was 50 when I first found out about myself.
chocacoci1 year ago
Here are my results:
Your Aspie score: 138 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 59 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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Not sure how to interpret it completely. I've never been diagnosed with anything although I suspect I might have this and inattentive ADD, but my parents don't think so. I don't really know what to think though.
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It's only a guideline to pick out traits in case one is having difficulties socially, to point them in a possible solution.
JCZolan1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 29 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 168 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical

Strange. I was formally diagnosed during my teens as having AS (I'm now 23), but I'm thinking it may have been a mistake. I'm fairly well calibrated socially, have no trouble making friends or reading subtle nonverbal cues in others. I have a circle of good friends I have known for years and seem to be on the same level as them when it comes to relationships. I'm certainly weird (and proud of it!), and I prefer deep, intellectual conversations to small talk, but somehow I doubt the AS diagnosis. This test seems to confirm my own suspicions, which is quite different from what the diagnostician at my high school decided. People have told me I'm "different", and a "walking encyclopedia", many times. I love knowledge, but I don't really fixate on one thing though the natural sciences seem to be a recurring field of interest. I think of it as being an "information sponge". I don't need to be particularly interested in something to remember it, as a result I test well and don't usually feel the need to take notes in class.

I've spent a lot of time studying human behavior because of my diagnosis and have had excellent success applying those skills at work and in less structured social environments. It's possible that I'm on the spectrum and have simply picked up some NT behaviors, but it is difficult to be certain without being evaluated again. From what I've read, it seems the distinction is that those with Asperger's who acquire new skills do improve, but interactions aren't as fluid and dynamic as they would be for neurotypicals. I'm inclined to believe I have social anxiety. I tend to worry a lot about others reactions and often feel uncomfortable in public, but when I just relax and, for lack of a better expression, "go with the flow" (alcohol helps lol), it becomes much easier to talk to people. I'll sometimes notice someone's tone of voice or a fake smile and think it reflects on me somehow (e.g. can they tell I've been diagnosed with AS?), even though it probably just means said individual is in a bad mood or tired, etc. Nothing bad happens, misunderstandings are rare, and afterwards I remind myself it's all in my head. Talking to more than one person at once and switching back and forth as the flow of conversation changes is not difficult. I can get a good idea of a person's character and state of mind by the look in their eye. My intuition for such things proves accurate more often than not. Is it possible to have AS and still be able to read others expressions, body language, the look in their eye, and tone of voice? I seem to be pretty sensitive to those things on a "feeling", sort of subconscious level more than a cognitive, thinking level. I feel it then, and think about it later. I'll read something about body language for instance, see it once, and then it becomes natural to interpret from that point forward, no thinking required. Feedback is welcome here.
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Yes, the test gets to be less and less accurate as we age and "take on" NT behaviors.....those that do.
Your Aspie score: 131 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 82 of 200
What does this mean?
It means you lean towards an Asperger's mental make up
ok but what does specifically mean
Well, if you have difficulties with "relating" to others, and/0r you have troubles at school, or work, personality-wise, testing may be the way to go. If you're not having difficulties, testing will tell you whether you are on the spectrum or not, but it could be very expensive "just to find out for sure".
maryowens1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 177 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 25 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
Yes, your score hints at your having Asperger's Syndrom
Trying another way:

It said:
"Your Aspie score: 192 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 6 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie"

and the graph has lines that go strait along the lines directly to the left of "Talent" and "Perception" (aspie side) and touch/nearly touch everything between them (aspie side) and basically meet at the origin, but there is a small spike towards communication on the NT side (meaning it barely passes the first line)

I am (hopefully) going to seek professional diagnosis in the new year, if my parents will let me (They seem to think I'm a hypochondriac, even though I am almost always right when we actually went to the doctor) I was diagnosed with ADHD about 6 years ago, along side my sister, but the ADHD diagnosis always seemed to fit her more than me. I found something about Aspergers and didn't know what it was but thought it sounded interesting, so I read it. I got to the part with the actual diagnosis criteria, "soft signs", and additional characteristics and to my surprise, at least 95% of the bullets, I thought: "Oh my god, that sounds just like me." Especially things ADHD didn't seem to cover, like disliking eye contact or people touching me or not understanding social mores and rules. And always being obsessed with something...
And my honesty. I am always very honest, no matter what. (And I get in trouble for correcting people, especially on when I don't get that someone is not being honest by choice and/or leaving something out on purpose)
Re-took it
Your Aspie score: 191 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 5 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

A little different score, but pretty much the same.

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You are most likely on the spectrum.
sbrennan71 year ago
Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your Aspie score: 156 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 75 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
sorry for the 3 posts i just had to figure it out.....so i loaded the webpage from the image link & saved the image to my desktop (with no name change) & clicked add images & select files then upload files :D
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:-)
zabouncer1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 122 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 66 of 200
I'm 17 and this is what I got, I'm not sure whether this means I just share traits with Aspies, or whether I could be one, what do you think?
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It does look most likely
frugalmind1 year ago
22 years old

Your Aspie score: 159 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 43 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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I took the test again after pondering some of the questions I didnt understand or thought I did not answer properly the first time. Here are the second results. I should probably get a professional diagnosis right?

Your Aspie score: 172 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 35 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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Sorry for my delay in replying.....IF a diagnosis is useful. What I mean is, if you don't have difficulties in school or at work, a diagnosis may be an added expense that you might not need.
I'm very new to this site (I actually got an account to post this) so I have no idea if this will work or not. But here here it goes:
 
http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=98&p2=100&p3=98&p4=99&p5=93&p6=96&p7=100&p8=88&p9=96&p10=99&p11=100&p12=95

(On the odd chance it shows up, I know there was at least one question I missed and put a ? instead of a 2)
Didn't work.
Here we go: My original
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audrakay1 year ago
So this is my score. I took this out of curiosity because I'm worried my 17 year old son may have this. I was watching reruns of the show"Parenthood" on Netflix and saw a lot of him when he was younger on there. But.... WHAT THE.....???!! I'm so confused.
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It is a "spectrum" and also, parenthood leaves a bit to be desired in this area.
So you don't really agree with the portrayal of Aspergers on Parenthood? Do you mind if I ask, what would say that seems more like?
I probably shouldn't judge the show without seeing more than the 2 episodes I saw, but for sure, they portrey how OTHERS view those on the spectrum.
So I took it again. Now what? Seriously. I might have messed up 2 perfectly good human beings?
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I am not sure what you mean. "Most of the chart" leans toward being on the spectrum. Some NT aspects can be expected sometimes, especially as we age (and hide the symptoms more). It is a very high functioning form of autism....many geniuses were Aspies.
The show, not the JOB :-)
My results (I'll be 25 in January!):
Aspire score: 169 of 200
Neurotypical (non-austic) score: 51 of 200

I should probably go get properly diagnosed eh?
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If it is impeding in any way. If your spot on the spectrum doesn't stop you from gaining gainful employment, and doesn't interfere with your life, the expense may be more than you need to put out.
audrakay1 year ago
I truly only took the test to see what kind of questions it would be and if he'd be able to sit that long or would I need to do it 2 sections with a long break in the middle. Should I say "quick! Yes, no, may, maybe not?" Just because I don't want to hand him this test. He is 17. Is very close to the emotional edge. This might push him over. I worry about leaving alone while I work. He seems to be escalating back to what I call "the dark years" between 10 and 14 when he was the absolute hardest to deal with.... when I admittedly quit on him. Gave up on him. We got thru it somehow. But now he lives with my mother (I swear there are 6 or 7 of her in there and only one of them likes me). I have to get him put of there. But that's a change and change is just bad. Then I take this test for me. And now I'm thinking we probably NEED EACH OTHER NOW. I have a 4 year. The last thing the specialist told me at 3 years old was that "he's probably autistic but he'll be highly functioning and I will handle it easily" So I'm thinking HE may have this too. Agay goes this chart mean, really? In plain English? I'm well educated, I'm of above average intelligence and I'm told that at age 10 I had an IQ test score of 139. At 20 it was 149. So, yes my capacity to understand is up there. I'm just not understanding this. The syntax may be off, or maybe I'm missing something crucial to the explanation. Why does my chart look so... spikey ? And what does that mean? Should I try again? Is it possible that stress would make a difference? And how thy heck am I going to get a very sharp 17 years old to take the test? Without knowing why? Help! Please
audrakay1 year ago
Maybe I should take it again?
Your Aspie score: 107 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 103 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I'm not sure I understand the neurotypical traits. Any help with that?
As we get beyond, say out teen years, we learn to mimic and grow accustomed to acting like NTs. Those of us over 20 (you and I) may find that it is difficult for someone to recognize it in us. This is actually very common, despite what some NTs will tell you.
Thanks Goodhart!
If you are familiar with number lines, think of NT traits as being, say on the negative side and Asperger's traits (same traits different way of using them) on the positive side....that's kind of plarized, but we are normally never 100 % anything, which is why it';s a spectrum.

Being introverted, for instance, may lean towards AS, but not when taken alone. Social skills are our biggest challenge, and some of our assets are the ablilty to see details others miss (I.E. our attention to detail), and our focus, on which ever particular subject we latch onto. SOME of us, are more "shotgun" focused and we dabble en nearly everything ;-)
Thanks for the info I appreciate it. I'm a dabbler alright, I have so many interests it ridiculous : )
I don't know about you, but for me it can get in the way, because if project doesn't go as fast as I'd like OR the way I'd like, I tend to start another....I have projects started all over my room...even in here, I have more projects that I am WORKING ON then I have published :-)
I don't really mind all the projects I have going it gives me something to do when I feel stressed out and they truly help me to relax and to step out of the world for a bit.
Well, in my case, my wife (NT) doesn't like it at all :-)
legacygrim1 year ago
These are my results. I'm 18 and am unsure of how to proceed in this situation. Should I get diagnosed? Should I ignore this? Will being diagnosed as an Aspie hurt me academically or professionally in the future? How would being diagnosed help me? Would I even be diagnosed as an Aspie?

My score indicates a high likelihood of AS, but the pie chart doesn't seem so "decisive". I don't even know why I'm asking these things instead of just getting myself tested, but answers would be appreciated nonetheless.

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Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 47 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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It seems to me that the pie chart is more indicative of social phobias than AS.
lbb001 year ago
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i knew i had problems but what does this all mean?
Goodhart lbb001 year ago
That, if you were honest on the test, you have strong indications of your having aspergers syndrome
lbb00 Goodhart1 year ago
i thought i had replied to this but i dont see it, if it is there i'm sorry. I had/have adhd as a child, well they called it hyperactivity back in the early 1970's in the UK. Aspergers would explain a great deal. thank you for your help.
Goodhart lbb001 year ago
I am happy to be of any help I can be.
Your Aspie score: 146 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 72 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

What does the chart mean? I've met several people that said I'm weird, but I never look into it seriously until I took this test. Very likely an Aspie?
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You show traits of someone with aspergers. A clinical test is the only way to be sure, but if you've been considered weird and a geek, it is very likely with your score here
thank you Goodhart. I think I should do the clinical test if I got the chance.
Ok, just be forwarned that, depending on where you live, it can be rather expensive if it is not interfering directly with you life or employablility.
Err1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 143 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Any insight into what these results show?
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Goodhart Err1 year ago
As I mentioned to GalaxyBlue: As we get beyond, say out teen years, we learn to mimic and grow accustomed to acting like NTs. Those of us over 20 (you and I) may find that it is difficult for someone to recognize it in us. This is actually very common, despite what some NTs will tell you.
Catinca1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 175 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 22 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I found out I had AS about a year ago. I was thrilled because I suddenly understood so much of me. But one aspect I don't know how to handle is when or to whom I should mention it. The knowledge has helped in some of my relationships cause it gave me a better grip on my behaviour and helped others understand things which they didn't understand about me before.

I chose an academic career path, because my work and my interests are my true source of happiness and I'm both happy to learn new things in my field as I am to pass on what I've learned and how I've understood things. However, academic success also depends on the knowledge of a really minute code of conduct with very clear hierarchies. I often find I can't keep up with it. So much of what I've managed to make of myself depends on how my behaviour is perceived by these people and I don't know if I should keep a it a secret from them that I have AS, or should I make them aware of it?

Any thoughts as to when it's better to tell others about it, or what hints I should see to clue me in that I'm not in a situation where I ought to be quiet about it?
Only if either necessary or if they're ready for it
anonhari1 year ago
Just found out that i might be an aspie... I am an 18 yr old guy now in univ...
Should I seek help or something or insted be proud in being an aspie and continue being socially awkward?
Sometimes, it does help to have therapy, if you are having difficulties coping with someone or something, but it isn't necessary. A good number of us with AS, also have comorbids, like bipolar, or ocd, etc. Those things can be worked out, but if you aren't having any problems (at least right now), then I'd say you could hold off; BUT still surf around the we, and find as much as you can on the subject.
Your Aspie score: 166 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 44 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

The reason I became interested in Autism/Aspergers is because I have several friends who work with children on the Autism scale. At separate times they would make comments that I reminded them of X kid they worked with. After hearing it a few times on several occasions, I playfully looked it up. My entire world was rocked. I took a quiz online. It rated me way above average. I took it again, making sure I answered some of the questions absolutely right --not knowing what counted for NT. I scored even higher.

Upon further research. (I have a very angry curiosity I must satisfy) I went from disbelief, laughter, to elation. Somehow everything made sense. I felt an overwhelming sense of invisible community --one that had been missing for 28 years. This put "normal" to my life for the first time.

I began to research more and more. I bought books written by Aspies and just about fainted. How did they know so much about my thoughts and my life? Even a year later, taking this test was like a warm hug. I still feel like a superhero. This is a feeling I have never had before.

I know there are many more of us. They are hurting because they believe they are broken. I believe many NT's are broken. We're not aliens. We are a part of what makes this world functioning, and wonderful. I love NT's very much. However, I await the day that we begin to accept the possibility of neuro-diversity.

One day I want to live in a world where certain qualities are not exalted over others. A world where people appreciated for what they offer, rather than forced into a model of what is expected. A world where difference in perception is not labeled as something to be cured. I still struggle about how to communicate these things to loved ones, and co-laborers.

It's hard to lay down perception, and recognize differences as not threatening. We see this with every minority group. The global culture loves sameness. I don't really blame it. I love sameness in many ways. However, I believe that I have developed the ability to appreciate variety withing a unit working together. I see it as beautiful. I pray that I can show that beauty to the world.
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I completely understand. When I found out, at around 50 years of age, I was ecstatic.....mostly that I wasn't a weird off spring of an alien or something :-)
Krauklis1 year ago
Hi!

Your Aspie score: 150 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I know this test isn't precise and it should have be considered only as a guidline. But could someone, please, explain what does this chart shows? I get confused by that neurotypical part. Could it be related to my "expertice" - mechanics of thought? Since I was nine, I have been learning everything about brain, psyche, personality etc. And I learned to fake social interactions (any kind, it only drains me fast) and to read non-verbal communication and to understand motives and sublime messages fo people. Thous, communication for a prolonged period of time tires me out, so I fail it sometimes.
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A quick answer is yes ! Your talent appears focused (aspie trait) and I have found that, my social interaction, like many Aspies in their 30's or older (I'm a few decades older) can "fake it" or even learn to do it properly "most" of the time.

Even now in my 50's I will make the "major mouth blunder" OUTLOUD which embarrasses my wife to no end....but they are fewer than when I was in my teens.

And yes, the attempt at faking social interaction (face to face) can be extremely and loathsomely exhausting...I work on the second shift so my face to face is very limited by proxy  :-)
Endogenous1 year ago
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Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 28 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I am a 22 year old University student and after about a year of being told I have social phobia I did some digging. I'm not quite sure if I have Aspergers or not, as I can function "normally" with close friends, but on a daily basis I prefer a solitary life.

From what I understand I was also a rather awkward child as I started walking at around 8 months while dragging my head on the ground. According to my mother I consistently had rashes on my forehead from this ridiculous dragging of my head. I also always wore the same thing every day, and I could not where any form of pants that were baggy, or any wrinkles for that matter. I would call them "wobbly pants." Along with this, I never really said full sentences until I was maybe 4 or 5 years old; the only thing I ever said was "mum mum."

Anyone have any insight on this matter, or help me to interpret my results. Is there any point in speaking with my doctor? They've always just told me it is social phobia (which is true to an extent).
Sorry for my delayed reply: Asperger's, like all portions of the Autism spectrum IS a spectrum. Although there are markers to help one label one's condition or position on the spectrum, it is never as accurate as say, taking your temperature where you have a definitive "spot". Being different is what makes us human.

That having been written, the test here demonstrates a possibility of being on the spectrum or not. If it is possible (as your score indicates) to find out for sure, further testing (which can get expensive) from a professional. However, if it is only curiosity that drives you, testing would only appease your own mind (some find employment and holding it difficult, and so those have a reason to find out for sure or not).

I hope this helps some.
bvisaggio1 year ago

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Endogenous1 year ago
Sorry if this turns into a double post - I accidently copied and pasted this pages score. Silly me.

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Your Aspie score: 129 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 77 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I am a 22 year old University student and after about a year of being told I have social phobia I did some digging. I'm not quite sure if I have Aspergers or not, as I can function "normally" with close friends, but on a daily basis I prefer a solitary life.

From what I understand I was also a rather awkward child as I started walking at around 8 months while dragging my head on the ground. According to my mother I consistently had rashes on my forehead from this ridiculous dragging of my head. I also always wore the same thing every day, and I could not where any form of pants that were baggy, or any wrinkles for that matter. I would call them "wobbly pants." Along with this, I never really said full sentences until I was maybe 4 or 5 years old; the only thing I ever said was "mum mum."

Anyone have any insight on this matter, or help me to interpret my results. Is there any point in speaking with my doctor? They've always just told me it is social phobia (which is true to an extent).
Bubba_H1 year ago
Also....it won't let me test....
Hmmm, that's the first I ever saw it do that. It came up with a bad page, but had the side bar to the left where you can click to "take the test", did it do that for you ? Here is the direct link again....
Error establishing a database connection.....it shows that when I try to follow the link.
Hmmm, that could be a DNS problem or intermittant connection problem....what browser are you using ?
Bubba_H1 year ago
I have siblings that won't beleive that they have some traits, but because there is so many degrees in my family - from diagnosied, to diagnoinable, to haveing some traits, and no traits - that we have this sort of understanding......we all know how each other are and have some idea of each others motivations.

Familys never been my problem....the outside world is. I had trouble in elementary (bullying), and felt alone in highshcool (though the bullying mostly stopped). Being a geek helps....that sort of fandom lends itself to aspergers - and geeks are so acepting.
Bubba_H1 year ago
Unlike most of the people who commented above I have always known about aspergers. It runs in my family (steming from my fathers side) I have cousins and siblings that have been diagnosied. I have 7 siblings and the oldest two have been diagnosied (i'm the youngest) and I think I could be diagnosied. Most of my siblings show symptom and my nieces too although not all of us would be diagnosible.
My own obsession is genre (sci. fi., fantasy, video games, TV and books)...which is good because geeks are friendly and supportive and weird themselves and comicbook conventions are the the inclusive places on earth.
I completely understand. Have you had any family members that "just will not accept" the diagnosis or the condition itself? My sister has 4 children, two of which are definitely diagnosable, and one simply labeled autistic.

Because I married "inside the NT circle" (I have a facebook group called Asperger's: living outside the circle) I don't get much time or have much money left to get to even the Maker Faire in nearby Queens NYC.
Jayminae1 year ago
Hi, I just wanted to see if anyone here could help me out. I took this test recently, and this is the score I got:

Your Aspie score: 177 out of 200
Your neurotypical score: 22 out of 200

Now, I am 17 years old, and I've tried telling my mom about this, but she refuses to hear any of it. She seems to prefer to think that I am just making it up to have an "excuse" to be "antisocial", claiming that as i am in all advanced honors clsses its not possible, but I've read extensively on the subject and all the symptoms fit perfectly. Does anyone have any idea as to what the best course of action to take would be? I would really appreciate any help.
I am not sure how to advise there. When you are 18, they won't have as much say in what you can or can/t do. It is TYPICAL of others to NOT believe you, in fact family is often the hardest nut to crack so to speak.

You could consult a guidence counselor maybe?
Holy Crap! I just took this quiz because a conversation I had with my therapist last week was nagging at me. I don't recognize faces and I just thought some people were like that.

I have a lifetime of issues and just thought I was "broken" as another commenter here stated. I'm not sure what it means yet. I was a little more relieved when I got a diagnosis of ADHD a couple of years ago because I can take adderall for that. But it just made the chatter stop in my brain and I still feel this force field between myself and other humans (except for my best friend who is just like me but unfortunately always lives on the other side of the country)

I scored a 159/200. Didn't think I would really score like I did. Maybe there was more to all those Rain Man jokes than I realized. I don't know how I feel. :[
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For me it was a relief knowing I wasn't WEIRD, but was simply wired differently (and information wise, better) then others. :-)
Your Aspie score: 180 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 29 of 200

Why are the evaluations so expensive?
It involves Psychiatrists (who now charge anywhere from $50-$300 for 15 minute sessions) and depending on age, the testing is more extensive.

For instance, a child of 6-8 can "fairly easily" be diagnosed as they haven't yet learned to "hide" things from society....that certain behaviors are not "proper".

As an adult, it is VERY difficult  to diagnose, and takes quite a few sessions, and quite a few hours of time.
Makes sense. I tend to hide things.
I'm in my 50's, so it is pretty well hidden in me also :-)
Hiding it only works for so long though. I end up getting frustrated sooner or later. It's ended more than one relationship/friendship. I haven't talked with my faimly about Aspergers as I think it will make things worse.
Yes true, but as one gets older, it becomes a lot more "natural" at least among "casual" acquaintances, not that I am promoting that really, but it does help in situations like job interviews and such. And yes any long term relationship will eventually bring it all out into the light. Sadly, if one dates an NT, it is pretty much necessary at first at least, otherwise the other person will not even "get to know anything about you" before you are labeled "freak or geek".

And you are probably correct in stating that family can be some of your least supportive persons in your life....but not always.
Sometimes, especially if you present it correctly to the right persons first, it isn't so bad.  When I was diagnosed, my wife went into immediate: she was robbed mode....saying she got 'damaged goods'; but she is learning about it and finding out I am still the guy she marred 21 years ago;  I just now understand why my past (and a lot of my present) was what it was.

I've heard everything from "is that like Tourette's syndrome ? "   to  "are you retarded?"  (the last one gets me a bit upset and I normally ask the person some questions about theoretical physics to retaliate....not that this is the best way to handle it either).

Understanding and awareness are VERY lacking in the world.....if you are older then, say, in your 20's, you may find many friends that "just won't believe you", even after the diagnosis....because they know someone or they have read something....as if we are all cookie cutouts of each other. It can be frustrating, but my diagnosis was a complete relief to me....I realized I wasn't alone.  Others were pretty much like me too.

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I'm 28.

Mimicry helps a lot. If I wasn't able to copy those nearest me, I would have a harder time than I already do. I can't afford diagnosis but just reading about the symptoms has been a huge relief for me after spending 20+ years thinking I was "broken".
Yes, we are GREAT mimics :-) I often do it to "understand" the condition of another (like say with Parkinson's ), but I have learned to wait until I am not "in public" :-)

Yes, when I received my diagnosis, I too was relieved, almost estatic realy that all this time I wasn't a FREAK, but that there are others like me out there.
Sigh I gotta love my being in a hurry and not being able to type well....."ecstatic" and "really"
Your Aspie score: 150 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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laideekim1 year ago
I took the test twice, and this is the second score I received (which is only off by a few points)

Your Aspie score: 123 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 90 of 200 You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
This can happen if one is not very far on the spectrum, OR if one has some of the co-morbids that can recreate the same results: things like ADHD, OCD, etc.
I've booked a Psych appt for friday, we'll see what they say.. but since I've taken this test, I'm now 80% sure I have Aspergers. lolz
Well, some telltale signs are having an interest in many things, but having focused on one thing in which you have become pretty much an expert in. For Adam in the movie Adam, it was Astronomy,  for a young aspie friend of mine, it is dinosaurs (she is eight and knows a LOT about them),  for me, I am split between genetics and theoretical physics, neither of which I am employed in. 

Another, is while growing up, especially in school, it was hard to make friends, people thought you were trying to empress them, and you wondered why most of your peers didn't "know these things" that you did. 
THAT was me, 100 %  all through highschool,  I'd see someone do something and tell them ahead of time  "why it wouldn't work",  they'd get mad, do it, and watch it crash and burn.

Even at the age of 54, I STILL take too many things literally and it is something my wife and I can laugh about when I do it..   :-)
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My Aspie score is 128 of 200 My neurotypical (non-autistic) score was 79 of 200 I am very likely an Aspie I answered honestly, but feel that I should include in this diagnosis my history of drug use, or self-medicating. I try to avoid alcohol when I can and prefer to salve the pain of life with marijuana. I do not like having to do things anymore, and have become uncomfortable with schedules, or simply knowing I am obligated to attend a birthday party, or a simple dinner with friends. I have been trying to clear my schedule so I can actually have nothing to do but relax. I find it hard to read because the story will somehow end up mirroring my own life. Without alcohol or marijuana my stomach churns with butterflies and bile. I have suspected I was different, and that some unknown "thing" was wrong with me. I have sought for some explanation. At 46, and after much adversity, I feel somewhat similar to a soldier with PTSD. I have made some headway of late, having completed a job despite continuous set-backs, equipment failure, and very bad weather. My stress level went off the scale, as I had a rash and heat stroke, and then the AC broke down for a week. I feel on edge, ready to pop, and am scared. I don't know if this was an accurate reading. I think I am looking to find some answer, explanation, or excuse for being an unmotivated and amoebic blob. It's almost as though I have given up on living. However, I have actively sought help. I do not want medication. I just want to talk it out and see if that helps. I need help evaluating my score and chart.
This is where a professional battery of tests would be more helpful. So often, a group of co-morbids can be mistaken for Asperger's, but more often than that, someone with Asperger's is mistakenly misdiagnosed with bipolar or schizophrenia. It does sound like, in order to eliminate Asperger's you'd have to be thoroughly tested, something no online test can do for you.
I took the test twice.
The first time, I got an Aspie score of 121 out of 200 and a neurotypical score of 97 out of 200. The second time I got an Aspie of 125 and a neurotypical of 92.

In both cases "You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits."

So, what am I to make of this? I've already been diagnosed with OCD. What's the relationship between OCD and aspergers? Do they go together, or cut agaisnt each other, or have nothing to do with one another?

At any rate, I'd kind of like to be somewhere on the spectrum, because it sounds so "right" to me and I enjoy being an unusual person.
I'm not surprised, I've been told on multiple occasions that I must have Aspergers by several people who studied psychology at degree level.
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hogtied1 year ago
your aspie score: 130 of 200.. neurotypical score 59 of 200. you're very likely an aspie I have not been diagnosed with asperbergs. i have taken this test many times to make sure it's not just a fluke or natural accident.
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If you have any "social interaction" trouble/problems, it might be something to seek out (diagnosis that is).
Ascha811 year ago
Your Aspie score: 101 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 69 of 200 You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits Hi! I took this test on my husband's behalf, to the best of my knowledge. On other tests (internet ones, not official ones) he has scored off-the-charts Aspy. The reason I think he's scored lowly on this one is because the questions focus on a person's current life, not on childhood/adolescence, when Aspies can really find life tough. My husband has put soooo much work into copying the behaviors of neurotypicals, and this test does not really acknowledge that. I took this test for him because sometimes he has trouble recognizing that is either Aspy or is on the spectrum: it must be hard for him to accept that he's different. His family are also unsupportive about his "abnormalities". To be totally honest, although there are many aspects of his Aspy personality that I admire, respect and even love, his being Aspy does put pressure on the marriage, and I need support! So, if any Aspies are interested in sharing a few tips on how to treat my academically-brilliant, loving, but sometimes-clueless husband in ways that he would respond positively to, I'd be very grateful! Here's cheers to all you Aspies: you have many things to offer the world! Ascha, Australia.
Hi Ascha, I really admire your efforts in trying to understand your husband and what what he has. It took me a bit to come to terms with the fact that I could have it also and with having a family, meaning parents and siblings who don't share the same feelings as I do it's even harder. As for how you can better understand your husband all I can say is just try to be paitent because at time he is going to feel like he doing what is best for the family and just looking at the result now and not the future. I made that mistake in my marriage and made decisions looking at the circumstance at the time and not looking at what could potentially happen or how we would be later on. It is because of some of my decisions that I feel I have lost the most important thing that I had which was my wife of 8 years. I still love and care about her and would do anything to have her by my side again but no matter what I do nothing feels good enough. Your husband may do or say things that you may not agree with or may hurt you but he does not do this intentionally, almost everything we aspi husbands do that hurt our loved ones are done like in a subconcience state or unintentionally and we only realise what we have done after we have hurt someone. Like I said this is not done intentionally, especially not to the person whom we love.

Hopefully this helps.

Cheers from Melbourne.
Thanks, Chile.

I'm really sorry to hear about your marriage.

It's easy to forget that he does and says insulting, cruel, unempathetic things unintentionally. It's obvious he loves and cherishes me, and he always seems confused as to why I feel hurt by his words and actions.

To add to the mix, we are from different cultures: I'm Auatralian but he's an immigrant from Bolivia.

Eres chileano, ?no?

Thanks again for your support. If there's anything I can do in return, let me know.

Ascha.
Hi Ascha, Glad to help in anyway I can. Si, soy Chileno. Is it that obvious :) I have been in Australia for 24 years so I guess in a way I am almost aussie. Thank you too for the offer. I would be glad to continue to be of any assistance if you need. I just pray everyday that she would just try to understand, just like you are trying to understand your husband, that what I have done or said in our relationship to hurt her was not done with that purpose. As I said before I do still love and care about her and our kids so much that I would do anything to better our marriage. I don't mean to sound like I am preaching but I have been studing the bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and it has taught and helped me so much about how we can better our marriage. I tell everyone that had it not been for this, with everything I am going through, I would have taken my life a long time ago. So once again I really admire what you are doing and take my hat of to you.
I truly believe love can heal all wounds and conquer anything. And, although Aspies find it difficult sometimes to express their love, I know they feel it just as much as neurotypicals. One day, when the time is right, she'll know just how much you love her and the kids.
Keep in touch,
Ash.
Hi Ash,
How have thing been? I hope my little grain of advise helped. Anyway juts thought I see how things have been with you and your husband. Hope things are working well for you.
Take care.
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I have been married for over 20 years now. My wife being NT, has has to deal with all of this for about 15 years, without either of us knowing what was going on. About 4 years ago, I finaly figured it out, and got a diagnosis. So, if there is anything you need to know from "our" perspective, I can try my best to answer as honestly as I can.
Unfortuenately, in my marriage, I am the one with Asperger's, and my wife feels she has the "difficulties" with me, but I have many difficulties dealing with her too, like her constant feeling that I should "just know" what she is feeling at any given moment, when she has to actually TELL me. She'll "leave the door open" as it were by not being specific about something and I will undoubtedly misinterpret what she means. I.E. I can't be told "go down to the end of the hall" and her assume I will enter the room.....I'll wait there at the end of the hall until instructed otherwise. BTW: I am 53, and although I have hidden many of my "quirks" so to speak, in a day to day face to face interaction with me, it becomes clear fairly quickly that I am on the spectrum. So, if there are specific questions you have, I would be glad to attempt to field them.
Dear Goodhart,
Thanks for your message, and for your offer to assist me understanding Aspies better. I've done lots of reading on the subject, and I've worked with several Aspy kids (I'm a teacher), but I really appreciate your offer.

I totally understand where your wife is coming from. Us neurotypicals often use abstract language or euphemisms in communication, and we simply expect everyone else to understand. I do this to my poor husband (and he's the one standing at the end of the hall, haha!).

Have you attempted any workshops or lessons etc on reading a situation? They're not just for Aspies, and very helpful to guessing what the problem is in a given situation.

Let's keep in touch.

Ash.
Yes, but it isn't JUST the abstract language, she honestly believes that, after 25 years of being together I should just KNOW what she is thinking. It is a bit bothersome.....I can't read her mind. . I have sent for a book "Best Practices" about a fellow with AS who recorded his mistakes and how to avoid them....it sounds like it will be a good book.

As far as workshops,  my odd work hours prevent me from using most normal avenues and resources. But, I do have help from a therapist with my anxiety and such.
I'm looking for "Best Practices", too, but I can only get it on CD in Australia so far. It looks really good. Let me know what you think of it.

Is your wife very predictable? If she is, then I can understand why she expects you to know what she's thinking-- to a degree. If not, then there's no way another person can know what's going on for her, although you would have noticed some patterns in her behaviour and speech.

I make up rules/formulae for my husband, which works 90% of the time for us. If he does or says something that is insensitive or unempathetic (and, after I've calmed down from the upset), I explain explicitly what the problem was, and how he should have responded. He never breaks a rule once it's in place, another Aspy trait, I gather. Although it requires much patience on both sides, this method seems to work for us. Pity for him, I'm very sporadic, disorganised and unpredictable!

Has your wife been supportive since your diagnosis? Is she researching and talking to people? Is she coping with it all?

Ash.
Not overly predictable.....she has her own set of "issues" and is finally going to a therapist about it. My wife was supportive at first (and still is, in the presence of others) but not so much at home...
ZoeJJ1 year ago
Your Aspie score: 166 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 41 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I know I have Asperger's Syndrome (haven't yet been diagnosed, but I know). I want to be diagnosed but I live in Western Australia and it's difficult to find anyplace that does adult diagnoses here.

I've been teaching myself social skills for ten years (since I was 11), but I still find it really hard. Living as an adult on my own is even harder and I'm really struggling. I only have one friend, and I'm on my own all the time. I can't even manage interviews, so I don't know how I'll get a job even when I finish college. I can barely feed myself (I have trouble with cooking, and kitchens in general confuse me). I'm not good at making connections with people. The last two casual jobs I had let me go for no reason that I know of. I've never had a boyfriend, and I don't know how to deal with relationships or dating.

I feel like everything is falling apart. I have dreams, things I want to do with my life. I want to be successful in my chosen career and have a family, but I feel like day by day those things are slipping away from me. I don't know what I can do.

Apologies for going on and on and being such a downer. I just want to know, are there any other young people going through this? Does anyone have any advice for me, or know where I can get more help?
Wow, I simply came upon this whilst browsing the net about Asperger's. I live in WA, I'm 25 and I too am certain that I have Asperger's. I just booked in to see Doctor Wesley Rigg, who specialises in Asperger's syndrome. You should look him up :) Perhaps we could get in touch via facebook? My email is alex_spalex @ hotmail.com
Yes I kind of got my diagnosis late in life....it has made all the difference in the world to me.
Ascha81 ZoeJJ1 year ago
Hey, Zoe,
May I suggest you write a list of the things you know you're good at-- big things as well as seemingly-inconsequential things (eg do you think laterally? This is a great skill!) Then, write a list about what you think you're not good at. Don't be too hard on yourself, just be honest and clinical. Next, write a list detailing your short-, medium- and long-term goals. Review the lists, looking for ways in which your current skill-set will help you achieve your goals.

This is merely a suggestion to help you out of your negative thinking pattern. I'm not a practioner, but my Aspy husband loves writing lists to help him find clarity in a situation, and perhaps it could work for you.

Friends and boyfriends will come, in time. Don't give up on your dreams!

Best wishes.
Goodhart ZoeJJ1 year ago
Hi, I am 53 and I still find many of the socila skills, difficult :-) not to be discouraging....but anything in life worth doing, takes time, sometimes a lifetime
wheezey1 year ago
I have just done the test, aspie score 173 of 200 and neurotypical 27 of 200

im currently waiting to see someone who will be able to give me a diagnosis, but the information was useful Thanks.
I am glad the information was useful to you.
I just took the test. What does it mean to be neurotypical? Thanks
Yes, as spooky says, anyone who is considered "typical" (whatever that really means), brain-wise. Those "on the spectrum" have specific traits (or collection of traits actually) that defne them. They have gotten it down to a science now that they can either do blood tests and/or brain scans and show those that are or are not definitely on the spectrum (autism spectrum that is).
Thank you so much for your answer.
You are very welcome :-)
people who are not on the autism spectrum
Thank you for your answer spooky
Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 39 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie.

I just found this test online. Not sure what to think about the results. Any advice on analyzing the graph is appreciated.

Also I would like to know how did you other aspies feel about your diagnosis when you were told you were an aspie? Thanks.  
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The chart just shows a "possibility" and testing would show for sure. When I found out 3 years ago when I turned 50, it explained a whole lot of things that always confused me about how I viewed things and how people in general treated me. I felt relief.
jeremiahjal2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 145 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 63 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Very confused by this... I've been diagnosed it seems with everything under the sun and took this test as a lark... now what?
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It may mean that some of your "diagnosises" have their roots in Aspergers....it may mean that your other diagnosises make you "appear" to be aspergers. Only proper psych testing can tell for sure.
Chile792 years ago
Hi There, I have just found your forum while trying to look up someway of getting a diagnosis for my self and started reading a lot of the experiences of other and could not help it join in. I have done this test 3 times in the last 8 months which the most recent was this morning and each time my aspie score is higher. I started with an aspie score of 165of 200 and a NT score of 59 of 200 and this was in September of last year and my score with my second test in November was slightly higher on the aspie side and lower on the NT side. I saw a phsycologist (excuse my speling) last year and could not find any symptoms apart from depression an just left at that.

(Today's results)
Your Aspie score: 176 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 32 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


My oldest was diagnosed at the age of 7 with aspergers but it took me a bit to come to terms with his diagnosis and my family still do not accept it which makes it twice as hard. It feels like because of never having know what I acted and did things the way I did I have paid the ultimate price and that was loosing my wife of 7 years and partner of 14. Because I did things the way I did she left me. I never did things intentionally but I could never work out why I was the way I was. after she left me I was staying up until about 2 in the morning almost everynight for about 2 months just researching aspergers until I finally started to come to terms with the fact that I could seriously have it and could be the cause but having done this test 3 time now it has cemented it in my head. Having had the experience with my family not accepting my sons diagnosis I have not even brought it up my anyone that I have done these tests but I have printed the results and discretely left them lying on the kitchen bench for someone to gaze their eyes on but no one has said anything so I have just given up and saying anything further. With my wife (whom I still consider my wife) we have 4 kids of which one is diagnosed and we beleive that the middle of the 3 girls could be aspergers too because she shows almost all the same signs that my sosn did but we are yet to have her diagnosed. Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Melbourne were they could diagnose adults or even consider looking at adults who suspect they could have aspergers? Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

I am really sorry for rambling on and I could on forever as I am really enjoying reading everyones experiences.

Thank you for listening.


All the aspies here understand the rambling part :-) We can all do it without much motivation. Your experience is VERY common. I wasn't diagnosed until I was 50 and many friends and some family still, after 4 years, do not believe it. There are quite a few "forums" that may be able to direct you co people that could help....I am a USA citizen so I am not familiar with end of the world.
Thank you for understanding. It just seems so unfair that just when you think you are coming to terms with your condition everything around you seems to fall apart. Just when you think you can do something to make both yourself and your partners life a little bit happier it all just goes down hill and it feels like there is nothing you can do to change it. In my case I would do anything to get my wife back because I still love her but it seem like the more I try the harder it gets. For the last 18 months I have been living on pretty much an average of about 4 hrs sleep a night. I was going to the gym almost everynight until about 1 in the morning and getting up to go to work at 6 for about 5 months. I have cut back on the gym side but my sleeps still haven't improved. I just can't seem to fall asleep at night. I have so much going through my head that I find it very, very hard to shut myself down from everything. Again I am rambling on but I feel like I am about to explode if I don't let things out. I don't feel like I can talk to many people about how I feel for the fear of being judged so I really appreciate you listening.
Talk to you doctor about melatonin supliments. I get them over the counter and need between 3-9 mg an hour or so before bed to sleep at least 5 hours. More then that gives me a headache (the only known side effect of too much). I have been having difficulties with my wife the past 10 yeasrs or so also, mainly because she now considers me "damaged" since my diagnosis. We are still together but it isn't easy.
I know what it feels like to be told that you are "damaged goods", especially by someone you love so much. My wife used to say to me that she could not look after another child (meaning me). Because of those comments I felt like a big failure and worthless. I felt like nothing I ever did mattered or made the slightest difference. I have tried to change so much with the hope that she will see how much I still love her and am willing to do for her but nothing seems good enough. Sometimes I feel like the more I change the more I blame myself for what has happened and for my current situation. It feel like she recents me for all those years of not being the way she would have liked me to be, more sensitve to her need, more caring, and understanding and not so controlling. I never knew why i was this way and could never work out how I could change it. Everytime I tried it never lasted very long before I was back to my old ways. This frustrated me so much because I came to see it when it was too late. I will definately look into those suppliments because as hard as I try to function the way I currently am the more I feel like I am loosing control of everything.
Yes, I have heard the "child" thing too (but she can't say TOO much, every little noise sends her into a panic).

The melatonin supplement merely replaces the melatonin we don't produce ourselves at night time. 

One of the things we can not do, is to give up our entire selves to become what we are not.  I wouldn't ask a biologist to become an astrophysicist nor would I ask a prince to become someone's frog.  Sadly, we tend to be "loyal" types, and people use that too.

In order to be happy, we have to find those people and situations that appeal to us and our way of thinking.
I have always struggled with trusting the right people. just when i think that i have found someone i think i can trust they turn and stab me in the back. I am hoping that soon i can find people who can relate to the way i feel and understand why i am the way i am. That will be my biggest challenge. At this point i don't know if getting a diagnosis will be of any use for me right now, what's your opinion?
Now that I think about it I am too trusting. I poor out my feeling to anyone that shows the slightest concern and I open up completely to them. This, I feel, has landed me in the situation I am in today. Trusting someone with my inner most feelings and personal problems that they use that against me and turn my life on its head and I have found it extremelly hard to come to terms with what has happened. Is it just me or are all us aspies like this?
Many Aspies and others on the AS spectrum are very much like this. We have difficulty "reading faces" and end up on one end or the other of trusting all or not trusting anyone. I have, in the last 50+ years, learned to "trust but confirm". It is not easy to "withhold" ones self until sure, but it needs to be learned. .
Leaning this trait is the hardest thing. I become to open with anyone who shows any interest and I can't help sharing all my feelings and problems. I am having so many problems now because of what I am going through that it has effected everything around me. Work, family, mentally and emotionally. I have resigned to the fact that work is putting so much pressure that its time to move on but I am stuck as to what would suit me and what wouldn't. In your oppinion what sort of job would suit an aspie? I have been told to try and stay clear of anything that would make me deal with people face to face.
Presently, I work as a computer operator: I have a set schedule, actually 3 different schedules, for 3 set of computers....although "multitasking" is not a strong suit for us, I manage because EVERYTHING I do is written down and time sensitive. The only time I feel any stress if when something goes wrong, which is rare. This is probably the least stressful job an Aspie can have, BUT it is also the least interesting. If you saw the movie ADAM, he was super interested in astronomy and eventually got a job where he explained telescopes and star charts to touring school children. It was working with his interest that made the social contact tolerable, and he could answer any question put to him by the youngins. So, I would say look for a job that is either using your best skill/knowledge base, OR find one, like mine, where everything is charted/scheduled out.
I don't know whether the diagnosis will benefit you or not, only you can really determine that from your situation.
djmack1 year ago
Hi guys, just took the test. Also I have been professionally diagnosed with ADHD.

Your Aspie score: 128 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 90 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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djmack djmack1 year ago
Could someone please explain the chart to me!
My apologies for any delay. . . since the originator of this thread has since passed on, I have been the only one to have to answer here, and it doesn't notify me directly when someone posts....I have to check it regularly.
In all likelyhood your ADHD is a co-morbid of Aspergers. A real diagnosis would tell you for sure. You'd have to find someone skilled in diagnosing asperger's syndrom however.
Ok, thanks. Also what is your general opinion of my chart?
Ok, well it is contingent on a few things.....age for instance: if you are quite young still, it may mean you have many of the traits but may or may not be on the spectrum. If you are in your twenties or older, the spread could be from having learned coping skills. Because you have no real "spikes" except for the one in talent, you lean towards Asperger's but only a professional evaluation would tell for sure.
Thanks for your input! I'll be scheduling an appointment within the next few days to get tested. For the record I'm 20 years old.

Took the test again and here is the result:

Your Aspie score: 149 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 74 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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Just so you know, it can be an expensive endeavor. :-)
Your Aspie score: 190 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 11 of 200
You are very likely an aspie

i'm 14, awaiting a psycholgical evaluation for whether i have AS or not an i'm a little worried that i scored so high, i mean i show a lot of the symptoms but 190 seems a little bit high.

i'm taking some time of school as i am suffering from deppresion and have attack a few people, everyone is treating me like i'm either a freak or some fragile idiot who need lots of attention. i can't talk to anyone i don't know well and even if i do i have serious trouble speaking to anyone. i'm having an AS, Dispraxia and OCD asessment in april and i'm quite worried, does anyone have any advide to help me, as i am failing most of my GCSEs and general school work, i'm often avoided as i am extremely violent and strong and i haven't smiled out of enjoyment for over a month, i don't even like the things i normally love like japanese food or playing Final Fantasy while eating ice cream anymore. everyone thinks it's all a joke as they were used to me acting happy (and when i say acting i mean acting as in pretending). i often feel as if i am the only one who understands me and to be honest all i want is someone to help me through this rough patch but i have never met anyone who can.
The test is only a kind of bench mark and not really a diagnosis....no need to worry
Don't be so hard on yourself. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in analyzing ourselves, we become our own worst critic. I've had lots of experience with depression, here are my tips on fighting it (I do say 'fighting' it, because it takes some effort).
1) Get enough sleep, and avoid oversleeping
2) Make sure to eat healthy, regular sized meals (even if you're not hungry)
3) Exercise, aka getting outside every day
4) Force yourself to socialize (even if you feel like living alone in a cave)
If socializing is hard, because of lack of trustworthy friends etc, try spending time with pets at your local animal shelter.

If things get real bad, there's no shame in reaching out for help. I'd recommend getting in touch with the local community support team or crisis team. Don't be afraid to ask for the most 'positive and understanding' person on their team to meet with you. They can be a great resource and support.

But hang in there! I've had to repeat a year of school because life got messy, it's not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. I also ended up changing schools, because mainstream education system wasn't understanding enough. Things do get better. You will eventually come across people who understand you completely.

Eventually, you'll find that certain music/songs sound good again and one or two things will make you laugh. Eventually, even japanese food and Final Fantasy will draw you back for more. - I hope this helps.
because it is a specturm, there are people all along the line.
jnicks1 year ago
Just took the test and got


Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 46 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

What does the really mean and what I do next?

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It means you have a good chance of being Asperger's. If you have difficulties with social encounters at work or school, some counseling or a real diagnosis my be in order.
kavance jnicks1 year ago
Thats wat i'm trying to get.... now wat?? i guess it's supposed 2 show u how "well" your mind, both yur lows and highs. For example, i used to be really aggressive now i'm calm.... sort of. Music taste has changed drastically, i used to listen to pop and rap, now i like metal, grindcore, techno, and rave music, something fast and hard. Music in some way related to my sexual side and animal side, weird eh?? And there r several other things, like food and clothes, or mostly substances from the Earth. I have a "direct" connection with the earth, and my religion also has changed from christian to wiccan or wicken. In a way my religion is related to the Neanderthal or Aspie era. i hope this explains a little, and i think i got off track a little....... :) :)
kavance1 year ago
i took the test and i was very surprised.

Aspie score: 138 of 200
Neurotypical: 70 of 200
Very likely an aspie

i was diagnosed two years ago, going on three now. It has been very hard and very ruff, very ruff. Sometimes i think i am the only one with this curse. I would expect the test i took to tell me that its better or worse. I 'feel" like its "evolving" or changing my mind, turning some things off and on in meh mind!!!! and it's DRIVING MEH CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sixteen and crazy!!!!!!! I feel like it at it's peek, or something..... anybody else agree???? If it is i'm ready for it..... i've dealt with it, we all can.
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Understand that you have a mind that is set to see things in an analytical manner, and that it is wired for facts, and such. This is a hinderance to social behaviors, but as hard as they are to learn, one CAN learn them too. You are NOT crazy....but yes, it can be very hard at times.
Hi! I'm Swedish, my English is good but not perfect.

I'm 19 years old. Here is my test results. I've done other tests with the same result, but I'm still confused. I love sports, which I shouldn't do if I'm an Aspie. Except for that, everything seems to point towards me being one. It would explain alot atually - why I'm so self-conscious in social situations, why I always prepare sentences in my head before saying them, why I always have numbers and different "point systems" going through my brain, while I talk to myself in certain situations, why I have to spend time alone after social interactions etc.

My father is "an Aspie" (he found out a year ago, when he was 48 years old), as well as his younger brother. My younger brother has been tested for it, but they said he didn't have it.

My "special interest" is guitar playing. Recently I've dug into Indian classical music for example. I've been obsessed by guitar playing since I was 13. I could play for 7 hours a day at times. I easily become obsessed by things that I love, I can sit up all night doing stuff that might seem useless to others.

That last part was unneccesary, but you get the point. What does my graph really mean? Is it realistic? I answered all the questions properly. Thanks.

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The test gives a "ball park" idea and is not a diagnosis, but indicates you may want to be tested if you have difficulties in some social areas, especially if you are applying for or are working and having those difficulties.
rkarr2 years ago
I never actually thought I was anywhere on the autism spectrum. I just have been convinced since the first time I heard about autism (as a ten year old) that I would have autistic kids. When I turned 17, I learned I had ADD. 

And now, autism has been all over the news. Thus, I find it hard to keep it from being prevalent in my mind. So I took a test:

"Your Aspie score: 177 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 42 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie"

Any advice on how to handle that? Should I actually talk to my doctor about adding one more thing to our list of things to work on, or should I assume that my ADD (and resulting depression) are responsible for the high score?
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Goodhart rkarr1 year ago
understand that Aspergers is a very high functioning portion of the spectrum :-)
hazelina2 years ago
Aspie-quiz
Your Aspie score: 171 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 49 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
Final

My firewall will not allow me to open your file. Has this "revelation" had any effect on how you think about yourself?
It's not much of a revelation LOL

I googled "asp. test" and found this site as I have suspected this for a wee while! I'm not sure that it will change my way of life as I feel that I am used to this way of being. It's interesting/comforting(?) to know that it is a condition, so I suppose I could speak to my friends and relatives to see if they agree. At 41, I doubt that my life will change very much now. I force myself to deal with uncomfortable situations (groups, parties, etc) some of the time and sometimes I just refuse to get involved. I suppose that now I can "blame" my condition instead of being thought of as a grumpy, anti-social so and so! Then again, maybe I am just grumpy!!! LOL
Hazelina, I understand what you mean :-) 
With me, I always felt "out of place" overly "sensitive" (which was simply over compensation for a skill I do not have), and kept wondering why other people didn't "know the things I knew matter of factly". 

I felt like a weird-o.   Then, at age 50, I got a chance to be tested and now I know I am not "weird" but simply wired a little differently.  It made my whole outlook on life a LOT different.  It made me feel a lot better about myself. 
That was 3 years ago.  Everyone I know personally recognizes the condition now (although a few people on line still deny it, they don't see me, and so do not see 80% of the symptoms I show almost all the time). 

I don't tend to "spread it around" much anymore,  as I have come up against a bit of prejudice concerning Autism in general.  Explaining ourselves and explaining things comes naturally to us, but "listening" doesn't come naturally to most others, sadly.  Acceptance is even harder for many NT's . 

So you are right,  we are not curmudgeons, but rather misunderstood more often then not.
jmorabito2 years ago
I took the test today and last August. I'd say they are pretty consistent. It says I have traits of both. I'd love to hear an explanation of the chart itself.
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Well a display of traits on both sides can indicate you are either on the spectrum but not far enough for a diagnosis, or that things have "gotten better" as you go older. Many Aspies learn to socialize (my chart shows a light spike in that area) as they age. If it doesn't interfere with life or work (or schooling if in school) it is probably not so necessary to get a diagnosis.
Cat Face 782 years ago
I have been wondering for a while if my anxiety and depression are a result of being an Aspie.. This test seems to say that I have both NT and AS traits. Does anyone know what this means? Aspies scores leaned towards Environment, Social, Talent and Perception.. Whereas the hunting part was very NT.. I think most others things were average.. I couldn't figure out how to upload the picture.. Thanks : )

Your Aspie score: 117 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 98 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical trait
It could mean you are partially on the spectrum, or maybe just have some of the traits, but not the condition. Lots of things no their own can emulate the condition especially the co-morbids.
yeltuwaisy2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 182 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 18 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

This Explains So Much , All my Life i Wondered Why i was Different , Now i finally have an Answer :)
I completely understand.
blkhawk2 years ago
This is my score:

Your Aspie score: 53 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 159 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical

 
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cjones312 years ago
This is a far better test than the others online.

I have recently been 'diagnosed' with ADD by a new psychiatrist after 16 years of trying to treat depression.
He said that depression was a symptom of untreated ADD.
I then talked to a friend who pointed out that in his opinion I have Aspergers.

It is all starting to make sense now.
I have now started the process of getting my daughter assessed.
Hopefully she will be able to get 'treatment' and be able to do better at school.

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Depending on the severity, many have found home schooling to be the best solution (not that you NEED to do this, but if you are able; it certainly can be a help). From your resulted, I would say you most likely have Asperger's.
Just another quick comment while my mind is going a hundred miles an hour.

(by the way all my facebook, instructables profiles are made up names to remain anonymous, I am a 32 year old father of two with a very patient wife )
My wife has always thought that I didn't want to complete things I have tried explaining to her that I want to complete tasks I just find it very difficult.

One example is after about a year of nagging I added a new door in one of our rooms and painted the ceiling and other areas then I put wallpaper on the wall 90% done and it has been nearly two years and I still haven't laid the carpet.

My daughter has similar struggles, last year she did a page a week in her homework book and she gradually stopped doing it by the time term two came along.
She wanted to do her homework but found it such a struggle she gave up and I gave up encouraging her.

I know that to achieve with aspergers is not going to be a magic pill ( I wish it was)
The only medication that has improved my concentration and made me feel a bit more 'normal' is Olanzapine.
But due to having to take nana naps in the afternoon and putting on lots of weight I stopped the trial.

Thanks again.


It normally is NOT focus that is the problem.....we tend to focus all too well on tasks we really enjoy.....it is the OTHER tasks that can be a problem.....AND yes, it is hard for me sometimes to complete a task, but normally because I want to jump Quickly to the NEXT ONE LOL A mind racing faster then the ole fingers can work can be a proble :-)
Thank you for your reply 'Goodhart'.
The school teacher has told me that it could take 8 months before the assessment team observers her because she is not falling behind.

She is turning 10 in August and I know that I should have done something earlier but because I thought she is not that 'bad' and no one in the school system has said anything until I mentioned my own struggles.
I simply didn't think anything could be done.

I have always believed that home schooling would be the best for my children but due to my own limitations I do not know if I can keep to a routine or curriculum.

My results are not that major and this is probably because I have learnt to adapt over the 32 years of my life.
I have mentioned to my brother in law about possibly having aspergers which didn't go down well as people have a well defined view of what autism and aspergers is and isn't.

I would love to home school but my limitations are
1: Some of my schooling is at an 8 year olds level while other areas are at university level due to not being able to concentrate during my entire schooling.
2: I still have trouble concentration even while Trialing 20mg's of Ritalin twice a day and have not been able to get myself 'fixed' so I can do what I want/need to do in life.

My greatest fear and concern is that my daughter is going to end up just like me and not be able to do what she wants to in life.

My daughter is similar to myself, she is reading and maths are at her age level but she has trouble writing (coordination?) and can not concentrate in class (easily distracted by noises/movement).

Any further advise would be greatly appreciated.

Some may say that I can't help my daughter until I first get help for myself.
Others say that I need to try and get extra help/strategies for my daughter in the classroom.

Thanks again Goodhart.
Poor penmanship is a hallmark of sorts (I have never written well, despite much practice...and I'm in my 50's :-), and the young lady I mentor who is 8, can't seem to get it to look good either, so it is not gender related.

Noises are a problem (sensory overload/distraction). And I don't really know what can be done about that in a public situation.

I'd say get as much understanding as you can on the subject: i.e. reading good books about Asperger's; especially those written BY authors with it.

Being part of a local or on line support group is also a true blessing if you find the one best suited for you and yours.
I will see if I can find a local autism/aspergers group in my town.
My daughters teacher now says it could be a long while before anyone even observes her in a classroom.
I am taking my daughter to the doctor on wednesday to get her referred to a pediatrician which may get her seen in the next 3 to 6 months.
I helped a couple move who run an after school tuition business yesterday.
When I mentioned to them about aspergers they said that they thought it was a good diagnoses.
They spend a lot of time around children with learning/social difficulties and they have noticed my traits when I have been at church groups/services.

Thanks again for all your advise.

Now that I have a possible diagnoses for myself and my daughter all I have to do is pray about our situation, read more about aspergers and seek medical doctors.
Yes:  learning about is always the First step in order to recognize "professionals" that aren't so well informed. 
I had never thought about it that way, yes some 'professionals' don't seem to know how to 'treat' some conditions.

My appointment is on the 10th of May with the psychiatrist and once my daughter is referred it may takes several months, so if I can keep focused I have plenty of time to learn about this an other conditions.
I am guessing a psychiatrist is my only option being an adult, I have not found any other services in new zealand yet.

I will try and not leave any more replies as your time is important and you get a lot of questions from the instructable community.

Thank you and have a great 2012.


You may reply/post whenever you like....keep us up to date on your progress on both fronts :-)
WWC2 years ago
I only heard of AS yesterday. It explains so much about me.
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Teyalora2 years ago
My boyfriend, who is an Aspie, recently told me to take this after I reorganized the watercolor pencils I use back into the proper order. Think I may also be one... it makes sense :) Its good to know.

Your Aspie score: 174 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 32 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
Yes, diagnosis helped me understand my entire past....which confused me up untl only a few years ago
Mewkin2 years ago
I do not really know what to say, but I took this test after a year of suspicion. I was pretty sure I had it, I still only need a professional diagnosis that I've been trying to talk to my dad about letting me have. Though, I think that this may be a little more extreme than I thought...

Your Aspie score: 190 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 13 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I would be proud to be one, but is this something to worry about? It's nearly an entire half circle on the aspie side. ._.
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Mewkin Mewkin2 years ago
I have been diagnosed with rather severe Aspergers today. She has recommended that I go see a specialist in order to add more credit to it if I would like, or so they can tell whether or not there may be specific anti-depressants I could use while I am still at home and dealing with school.

It was strange, I felt so decent when I started heading back to class, so without walls. For the rest of the school day I stopped acting like this intensely and emotionally oblivious kid. I decided to allow myself to mess around with objects like my water bottle instead of hiding all the random desires I had, actually using it as a conductor's baton to lead an orchestra that was playing in my head until people began staring at me. I'm not mentally challenged in what may be considered the stereotyped sense of the word, the way my brain is wired brings forth priorities and leaves behind traits I now find personally trivial to my functioning as a human being. My many peculiar attributes that left psychologists of my youth baffled and labeling me as an officially retarded child (soon to be finally removed after nearly 2 decades) are just the results of an incredibly strange mind. There are just too many things that this explains that I could write a chapter in an autobiography the size of a Lord of the Rings novel.

This is stirring up so many indescribable feelings within me. After somewhat relating with the Aspergers article on Wikipedia, I finally decided to delve deeper and found this. I then found out that I should actually be scared about having this, and spent months worrying about it. However, searching the far reaches of the internet had led me to being absolutely sure that I could diagnose myself, honestly, and without it being the end of the world if the outcome was Aspergers.

What I guess I am trying to say through all my self-centered rambling is that, with all possible sincerity, I thank you. There is no telling when, or at all, I would ever had done the extensive amount of research done or ever allow myself to make an account on Instructables and post my old results for ANYONE on the INTERNET to see. Everything and everyone I've tried to blame for my absolute inability to participate in social environments, everytime people yelled at me for not looking them into the eye, my sensitivity to humidity or certain sounds no one else notices, my unexplainable lack of interest in school and "enough to pass" grades, so many more hundreds of things, it's all just me and the way matter was formed inside my head. I don't have to make up traumatizing events in my childhood to explain to people how I may seem rude, inappropriately emotional or lacking in external indicators of true empathy.

I'm sorry. I'm done. Just, thank you. Thank you.
Goodhart Mewkin2 years ago
No need to apologize. I am sorry I didn't reply sooner
jonnyblue222 years ago
My wife after we first got married told me she thought that I might be and aspie. I took a test somewhere with like 25 questions and it said that I was maybe. I then since had taken OCD and ADHD tests and think I have that. But it seems that what I struggle with the most is how I function day to day is different. I am a field service technician and I have a varied schedule which is nice for me because of how random things can get for me. These damn computers will suck my hours away looking up crap and then I forget or just don't care what time it is. I don't have much of a problem actually dealing with people for business because I was taught well by my mother I suppose. I can't stand it. I don't have to deal with people much. I say Hi I'm here to fix XYZ and then they go through this hows the weather crap and then I can go fix whatever is broke. It all makes since after taking this test and reviewing the questions. Thank you for posting this instructable. I use this site a lot but never have made an account that I remember. So that's why I'm a new member. I posted the pic of my test results. If my life experiences can help anyone and if anyone has some input please let me know. I don't like to chat. So please don't bother me with trivial stuff.
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ShielaMarie2 years ago
Hi,
I don't understand this. I can't seem to figure out how to post the image. But, here is the written part. Does this mean I am borderline? If that is appropriate. Any help would be good. Thanks.

Your Aspie score: 119 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 111 of 200 You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
I'm kind of in the same boat ShielaMarie!

My Aspie score is 118/200
And NT score is 88/200

I believe this test may be "male orientated" and as female we are less likely to get an accurate score. I've been reading a lot about how difficult it is to diagnose girls/women since our brains are different and function differently. And since girls are so much more social to begin with than boys testing for socially abnormal behavior in girls may just in in the range of "normal" social behavior in boys.

For my being a middle aged person, I also believe I have learned to play the games, so to speak. When taking the test, I found myself thinking "this is how I behave, but how I would "like to behavior is quite different.

Do you find yourself with these same issues?
Hi Dogwalker,
Thanks for answering. I am also middle aged. I answered it honestly. There were a few questions, I didn't know the answers. I can see how the a test could be biased to one or another. We females and males do develop differently through the various stages. Aspie is in our family but the cousin twice removed who was actually diagnosed has a flakey mother. So to get any answers from her is suspect really. I have other relatives who are gone now, if you look back at the behavior, I suspect they were to one degree or another. Temple Grandin made comment once that she believes there are more aspies out there than realized. That many do have aspie traits. I will have to read more about the gender differences. Your chart looks similar to mine in its distribution.

I get along fine with most. I can work as a team member but tend to be a loner in many ways. If given a project, can do it by myself very quickly. I love animals, little kids, and the elderly. All are so honest with you. No head games or agendas. I do have a few close friends. Still tend to have to have alone time. My son is more social but a lot like me, that he has to have his alone time as well. He was like that as a kid too.

Anyway, thanks for your answer. I will look to see what other information is out there.
Yes, even though males and females develope a little differently, I have found that enough simularities exist not to make for much of a problem. Even age isn't so much a barrier...I am mentoring a child of 8 and I am 53, she is quite the fast learner and loves to take things apart and construct things (she like internal anatomy too :-)
I do all the time (I'm presently 53).
Well, the test is not 100% definitive, so you could be very balanced in both worlds as it were, or you might lean one way or the other, but that may not come out without a specialist's testing. That kind of test can be a bit pricey though as fair warning.
Here is my chart...And I have no idea how in interpret it!
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This is a spectrum, so some charts like this are to be expected. Either you are balanced fairly well in both worlds or you need a more defined test to be sure. Those can be down right expensive though.
thetif2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 168 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 41 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I have worked very hard on social situations. things got a lot easier for me when I figured out you could look at the lines in between eyebrows and on foreheads when they talk, and people see you more like them. I always knew something was different I guess I finally put my finger on it. It seems like my NT is low compared to the aspie number looking at others. any ideas? I was also wondering if others had 3 areas of intrest, and have no idea how to make a job out of them because I go through my period where I can only do 1 and don't care about the other 2. then a week of nothing and then the obsession starts again with one of them. I might not be so bad but they are art, writing/reading, and math. how do I wrap those into one?
Goodhart thetif2 years ago
We there are good days and bad days, thankfully one day (bad ones) turn into another :-) sometimes it is difficult for me to finish a project before I start a new one....frustrating too
divaboy12 years ago
Your Aspie score: 161 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 67 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Honestly ... this kind of explains a lot ...


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Yes, it did for me too (see comments to other on this)
zip_pea2 years ago
Heres my chart, hardly surprising, I have kids with asd too.
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Do you feel any different knowing ?
XX Erock XX2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 157 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 51 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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indeed, how does that make you feel ?
iapx862 years ago
I liked myself well enough that criticisms make me sad for their authors.
This looks like the very first forum I have found worth joining.
Here is how I scored:

http://www.piepalace.ca/blog/asperger-test-aq-test/
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http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php
Your Aspie score: 156 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 58 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I could construct a very well organized list of all the stories to support it,
but I have decided to accept that this self-diagnosis is spot on.

I hope to join all you various people with prolific odd talents
and offer a few stories of my own over time.

However, I wish to start out by saying that the moment I accepted this
I have found managing my peculiarities far easier.
I find my abilities to communicate and observe people easier
now that I have assumed my status to be correctly discovered.

So, my question is this:
Do other Aspies find that mere identification empowers them?
I am thinking that there might be a possible list of useful techniques
for day-to-day management.

I'll share mine in a little bit, but it's dinner time.
Goodhart iapx862 years ago
Answer to your last question: I didn't find out until I was fifty, BUT at that moment my entire past and all the garbage I went through and all the "what the heck are they on about" befuddlements all became clear and understandable. I wasn't a FREAK, I just had asperger's syndrome....and I had the power to work with it now. So my answer is YES !
I've always had a problem taking tests like this, I over analyze both the questions and my answers. So of course I took it twice, once with my current mindset and learned behaviors and again with a hopefully realistic assessment of what I would be like without all my coping mechanisms. The first test came back with an aspie score of 137 and an NT score of 69. The second test came in with an aspie score of 167 and an NT score of 37. The only real difference between the two is that I've developed a bit of a spike in the social/communications areas.

I'm pretty confident that I was honest with myself and the results don't surprise me at all, it's something I've known long before Asperger's became an official thing. I've spend a good deal of my life working with people with disabilities and I've always thought that the only difference between me and the more profoundly autistic people I know is that I'm a little more connected with the outside world.

As an older man (53) I've learned through hard work how to adjust my facade to not clash too badly with the social norm with widely varying degrees of success. I see myself in so many of the posts here, it's comforting to feel a little bit more normal.

Oddly enough I've generally worked in very social fields and am told I do well even if I'm seen as somewhat eccentric and erratic. I sincerely like people but usually in a more socially voyeuristic way, it takes a lot of concentration to keep my social interactions within the acceptable spectrum. The job I have now has very little interaction with my coworkers and enough time in between customers for decompression. It seems to be a good mix for me.
YES, so have I (social spike), although it took me nearly 50 years to get that far :-)
michaelsmp2 years ago
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My name is Michele. I have always had difficulty with social situations and have always felt as though I just don't fit in any group. I've just taken the test and have tried to be as honest as possible. I will be seeing my therapist tomorrow and will ask to be professionally evaluated. This may be the answer I've been searching for all my life.
I have only recently (last 8-9 years) really been able to fit in somewhat on line, but face to face I can still get confused by the mixed signals of others, even at my age of 53.
Definitely a good test. It's been a while since I gave any pursuit to the idea. Someone I met through the wonder of the internet put me onto the possibility that there might be a reason I've baffled all of the psychs who've had a look at me.
I'm very probably an aspie. I've not been diagnosed, successfully, for anything other than a profound social phobia. There are comorbidities aplenty. I'm 27 years old and I haven't had a job in years; I've been trying very hard instead to take the things I'm naturally good at and turn them into some kind of income through self-employment. It's been... challenging. My mother, who I was forced to move back in with after several years on my own, found out about ASD from me, looked at Asperger's syndrome, and said, " That's you. Completely. And here I thought you were just a weird kid, I didn't know there was a word for it!"

Results, by the way:
Your Aspie score: 164 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 62 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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Definately a major trend there :-)
rasquedo2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 120 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 86 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

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michaelsmp2 years ago
Finally figured it out. I feel hopefull for the very first time in my life.
michaelsmp2 years ago
I'm not good at computers, so can anyone help me post my results? Anyway my over all scores were: nuerotypical (non-autistic) score 53 of 200 and Aspie score : 155 of 200
Rowntree2 years ago
I've always suspected that there was something up with me, mostly due to people close to me telling me so. Anyway, I could never put my finger on it but myself and my mrs visited my son's school before Christmas because he was having a lot of trouble and the headmaster told us that he has Aspergers. As we are pretty much the same in most ways I figured that is what could have been up with me all these years. I just did the test on it has me as this:

Your Aspie score: 137 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 78 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I don't know what all of this adds up to or what I should do if anything. On the one hand I feel relieved that I'm not crazy, or maybe I am, but on the other a bit alarmed that I'm not necessarily going to get any better despite doing my damndest to improve. Has anyone got any advise as to what's best or is it different for everyone?

ddrescher2 years ago
Your Aspie score is 180 of 200
You neurotypical score is 15 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

so ... should I get a diagnose? It does explain a lot of things. I'm 19 years old ... maybe it would help me?
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Many Aspies have co-morbids of depression and other difficulties too.



At OUR age, the only reason for testing would be if it interfered with employment.   It can be a bit expensive, since it is much more difficult to detect in adults. We've learned how to hide a lot of it to FIT IN  :-)  
Yup, we've learned how to hide it a lot.
I'm terribly well adapted, but it cost me a lot in acting, rewiring and learning to read people.
I guess most aspies can do it, but I'm afraid it takes its toll, and a big one.

I had not much trouble socially, cause since childhood I was forced to transform a part of myself into a "social being", but I need to rest a lot from each effort. I feel drained sometimes, like an actor, performing on the scene, and then getting off from it to regain energies.
I refused for years to recognize that I was an Aspie. Now that I have an Aspie roomie, and I'm learning to put limits on my performances.
Now I know why my neck is always tense, and why I'm exhausted everytime I go to a meeting, party, concert.... social gatherings.
Now I get I have to take better care of myself, and take it slowly. The rewiring is done, and I can use my hard earned and developed gifts/skills, but will stop abusing.
It's good to know that I have a reason to take it slowly, and that I can say: Thanks, but no thanks.
At the end of the day, it's all about patterns ;) and we are good with em.
I totally feel the same way you do,msaiffe! I also am very well adapted and everyone just thinks I'm shy and a little withdrawn, but no-one would think I'm that different.
I also am very exhausted after sozial situations and need to be by myself, but I never realized that I might be an aspie up until now.
Hey ddrescher!
Heheh.. well thing Is, I'm a voice over talent, and a voice actress... Since I was a child I was pushed to the stage in more than one sense. My first brother died when he was 2 months and a half, so mom clinged a bit more to me, and dad transferred his expectations for a boy on me...
I half learned to read on my own, and by 3.5 years old, on the kindergarden, I finished learning to read and started learning english...
Everyone n the family loved me for being clever, and expected me to be brlliant, funny and pushed me no be a daredevil.
So on my inside I'm terribly shy, but I always jump to do whatever is needed, start the dancing, start the conversations, tell jokes...
I had to leave my shy self to my self, crawling under my skin and giving me chills, to this day, every time I go and "perform".
It is shocking but I'm finally assuming that most of my public life has been a performance, a sweaty, conscious and painful performance... That's why I need to spend a LOT, but really,a LOT of time on my own, reading, isolating from noise, and almost everything, to regain myself and make peace with myself.

Over the time I learned to love my stage, and I developed a good tolerance, ans ocasionally a deep craving for physical contact, but sometimes after a contact session I just want to be left alone, not a single more touch, and silence, please.
My hypersensitivity switched more to temperature variations. I almost always know when it will rain, and I need more blankets to get warm enough to sleep (NTs usually need their body temperature to low a bit to sleep, for me it's the opposite)

At first I thought I was a bit masculine on the contact-leave-me-alonet behaviur... but now that I know more about my nature, it makes sense and I feel liberated.

Yup, no one would think I'm so different (quoting you), and posting here in the open on the internet will ruin everything ;)

I'm learning to say no to the social demands of performance, not on the voice acting, but I'm relaxing more while I work not to burn out.
I guess I'm getting wiser.
My best friend was happy for me when I told her, and a lot of things made sense for her too.

Perhaps you, me, and other well adapted aspies have been subject to our own brain rewiring due to circumstances and without knowing. A good advantage, but since we didn't know, it could have been quite traumatic.

For me, at least, checking back on myself, it was nearly too much.
That's why I'm finally finding comfort with my child-self, my teen-self and my current self.

We aspies have the right to be left alone, and to stop delivering a performance when we don't feel like it.

My aspie room-mate is a master of that subject. He is called stubborn some times, but Watching his style working, I'm learning a lot.

We have the right to say no, and we deserve to be respected, and not treated like:
Oh, but why? what did I do? Are you angry?

No, we ... well, at least me, I'm no angry. i just neeed time, space, isolation, freedom to leave for a while.
After all, show MUST go on, but sometimes we MUST NOT be on stage all the time.
It was killing me. Now there is a lot less anxiety, a lot less pressure, and I'm even daring to say:
hey, I don't know who are you talking about, I don't want to know all the story right now, and I'll get back at you if you still want to share or ask for my advice. I'm not mad, or anything, I just NEED to disconnect NOW.
I'm risking to appear like a rude girl, but ts working miracles for me.

Stomach is good, I'm losing weight and eating better, taking my time to do some menial tasks, and neck is less and less tense.

Dare to say NO, of course, after explaining a bit and offering info on the subject. Most NTs will adapt gladly, and develop that sympathy that we naturally lack.

And when you start doing that... well... It is close to the concept of a miracle.
Peace, and a new harmony, with lots of less effort.

I'm learning too that we aspies come in a lot of flavors =)
The autism spectrum is wide, and It have been soothing to find other well adapted ones that are sharing experiences here and there.

Thanks for sharing =)

Sadly, the world is either overly anosognostic or they are uncaring....and they call US UN-empathetic..... *sigh*
Well, when I announced my diagnosis when I was 50 (three years ago), my co-workers didn't believe it (they'd had experience with "younger" AS persons and didn't SEE any of those problems with me). Meh, i wasn't put on the earth to convince anyone of anything, so I figure, whatever. :-)
My aspie roommate was diagnosed close to his 50, and he had told me great stories about his announcements to co-workers.

When he needs to be isolated he uses earphones and electronic music, specially trance. His NTs coworkerd even lend him earphones when his went broken, most of them agreed to make most of communications by email or IMs, and he was very happy on his office.

In my experience, we are not so good embracing change, cause we love our routines, our perfect or messy (but always controlled) order, hate to se our things taken without our consent... and even the well adapted can experience a serious level of disturbance when it happens...

I was called egocentric, selfish, bad team-player...
If they only knew....
If I knew...

But now I know, and there is plenty of info for them too =)

Setting boundaries is difficult, cause they are used to our performances...
but they deal with change better than we could ever do =)

Goodhart, you don't need to "convince" anyone.
Spit the facts. If they don't get it, they will eventually learn to respect the new boundaries =) after all, we are are more dependable, and they know that they can trust us. They have seen us methodic, cold, but always delivering what is needed on a timely manner. What more they could ask for in a work environment?
Indeed, in fact, I do a job no one else in the IT dept wants to do, but it requires following a schedule and is a late second shift job. This suites me fine, as I am GOOD at regular schedules, and the late night doesn't bother me as I am low in melatonin production, so I don't normally get "sleepy" just because it gets dark. :-) But I don't really care for the job, as it is wasting my resources (on my own, I have "read up on" theoretical physices, genetics, quantum mechanics, and a few other things I'd love to get into, but haven't the "time" nor the money to get a degree in them.
you don't need a degree, unless you want to get a job in a lab or at a research facility... I'm a night wolf, and for some years I was drawn to those subjects too...
then realized that perhaps it was too late to pursue those, then focused for a while in art and literature... then dropped that too.
I guess some of us become little know it all's
Best thing to do is to focus in something more "doable" as well as interesting and enjoyable. I'm now teaching voice techniques, and over analysing everything as usual ;) finances and forex are a temptation (analyze and predict) but to be safe you need to follow a lot of info over a few months before risking anything...
hmmm dunno, we are good solving NTs dilemmas, but get stuck with our own...
I guess full autists could give us good answers but... (joke)
For me, the shaman drumming has been helpful, as well as developing some intuition. Perhaps developing a product could be a good project. Advertising is also a good field =)
I would LOVE to be on the cutting edge of research in theoretical physics, or genetics, or quantum fields.....so, yes it is a bit sad for me.

You wrote:  Some of us become little know it alls.  Yeah, I think someone coined the phrase "Little professor syndrome" which is what I was called "Professor" in high school (as an insult, although I didn't KNOW it at the time).  I took an atomic energy class in the 9th grade, where all the other members of the class were seniors....

At my age, I don't think I will be changing "interests" very soon however :-)
Yes, the toll it takes is losing ourselves to what "everyone else wants to see".

And yes, we are definitely good at pattern finding :-)

I am glad you are able to make things work; as I am married to an NT for nearly 21 years now, it has taken a great amount of my ability to cope just to get this far, and it has made me Co-dependent.....isn't that lovely? Now I have something ELSE to work on....*sigh*
Heh.. I was a little co-dependent in my last relationship. Broke up in a weird process, spent almost a year breaking up =s but finally I'm free. It's a bit scary, and I guess my ex is an aspie too but perhaps he will never dare to even make an online test.
But that's no longer my problem. I loved him and did everything I could and more, and now that it is finally over, I'm free to take care of myself first, and assume my condition. =)
I'm sure you have done a lot to make your relationship work, but after 21 years I bet you are more than used to your NT life companion, and you both surely have created a lot of bonds in love, patience and understanding. And if you have 3 years of awareness, I bet your partner now understands better a lot of those oddities that makes us sometimes lovely, and sometimes de-lovely =)
more on the reply to your last comment =)
Well, it seems as though, in the last 3 years, she has become "less" understanding. I hear her "joke" about not knowing she was "getting damaged goods" when we married, and she just can not understand how much that hurts.
Ugh... I feel insulted! "Damaged goods"... well. joking is a trait for NTs to turn around something they don't like and laugh about it... Try not to take that IN literally, I know it's hard. My main Aspie trait is that I take literally almost everything being said at first instance, and try to double check for sarcasm, jokes, or just bullying... my friends have always fed on that... =s Any response could be taken as provoking... (damaged goods that you have enjoyed for years!, oh, the totally sane is speaking... u get the idea) So go ahead with something like... perhaps damaged, but loving you... Don't know what so say =s Perhaps I was dismissed too on that grounds, but hey, you still have the lady =)
You feel insulted LOL, she is talking about me...oh wait, I see what you mean. :-)  
Well, yeah, we are still married, but it is odd that "I" am damaged goods, when SHE has problems with hoarding, agoraphobia, panic attacks, etc......but bringing this stuff up doesn't help the situation any. 
exactly... only "safe" response is to be "charming", as only we aspies can fake ;)
*chuckle* I am still, at age 50, working on making my voice more lyrical and less monotonous LOL
hyder hus2 years ago
MY SCORE 160, I had suspicion i might have it, and i heard some professor saying "If you think you have it, then you may have it!!" IM 21 and i hate sharing anything but i have to share this :-( do i need to get diagnosed? I guess alot ASD Dudes and Gals here, probably know how it feels to be so different not SPECIAL. Different a huge difference between different and special.......... Guys is 160 a big score would really like a No answer for it thanks alot!!!
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It definately shows a trend in that direction. Diagnosis if it interferes with life/work, etc. is essential, but of not...only if you need to know. :-)
msaiffe2 years ago
My Results...

Your Aspie score: 141 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 86 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I guess it shows my struggle to fit in...  =P
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Ah yes, but like my chart, it shows you have learned and gained in the social area. This is, in my humble opinion, both good and bad. Good in that it relieves a lot of pressure and anxiety on our part, bad in that we have to learn to play a part in order to "fit in" to a world that has rules that change and morph depending on circumstance and completely unreasonable occurrence.
Yes, it's good cause I feel secure engaging in social situations, there is no big deal in meeting new people. But sometimes I feel like I've become a puppet of myself. Now I'm learning to put my limits on the table instead of pulling them. =) I feel more free now that I'm sure that I'm a member of the Aspie tribe.
Even though I didn't "find out" until I was 50, it was a tremendous relief to know that I was AS and not "crazy" all my young life :-)
Through the past few years, my family has been noticing the traits i have as something more unusual than what was first thought: how socially i was and am immature, how my behaviour is strangely different from others and how i have an obsession to always sit in the same spot, wear the same clothes, live by routine and have quick mood changes. To them it was not normal, and from it many fights were evolving from the lack of understanding between us. How they just didnt and still dont get my way of life, how for me, it is hard to look people in the eye, or understand social norms - greetings and politeness. I do like to be within close proximity with people, i do not like hugs or outward affection, i cant start a conversation very well, and so i learn random facts or interesting information (well, its interesting to me anyway, currently i am learning binary, morse code, braille, and rememorising many numbers of pi, because its intriguing, i like numbers and pattens, and in that i could use it as a convo starter, although im not sure how well it would work).
Upon noticing those behaviour differences i decided to try and find tests which could confirm, or achknowledge that i could have aspergers, and that test on here helps. Thanks.

Your Aspie score: 144 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 49 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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You're likely to get into great conversations with other Aspies. My household runs on random facts. We especially like to discuss spectral theory and zombies (uhm, yes, often in the same conversation). We embrace our oddities, although we try to reign it in in public. I hope you embrace yours and that you are fortunate enough to end up with a career where you can run with your interests.

Pattern analysis in particular could land you in an interesting position, regardless of the field. You can often get your Aspie groove on all day when you are a highly analytical position. You get paid for being you.

You sound like an interesting person - most Aspies are. Be patient with yourself and others, and remind yourself that NT's aren't always trying to be rude; sometimes, they just don't understand.
damzlfly2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 170 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 36 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I have no professional diagnosis. Ironically, I came upon the assessment while researching a loved one's behavioral, uh, idiosyncrasies. This would explain a lot about me, however.

Self-diagnosis brings no joy. I'm crawling back under my rock.
ChazFrench2 years ago
Wow... Not sure what I'm feeling right now.  Relieved, maybe?

I've suspected for a while, never got around to looking further, maybe I didn't want to know.  But recently I've had several outbursts in my work environment, moments where I really lost it, and had a meltdown over something minor.  I've been doing a lot of deep searching and introspection since, and tonight I took more than one test...

It explains so much.  Reading when I was three, but unable to tie my own shoes until I was 7 or 8.  The obsessions over the years, the need to understand somethings deeply and others I cast off.  I'm 44 and I've never learned to drive, I have no interest, but I can parallel park a car perfectly in one shot, because it pisses me the F*** off when others can't, it's so obviously easy!!! *sigh*

Wow, so there it is, I'm an Aspie.

Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 57 of 200
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Left out, chronic major depression from early teens, and ADD (undiagnosed until my late 30's).
nerd74732 years ago
I have aspergers
You have been officially tested then?
yes twice
Welcome ! :-)
I have been told in the past that I seem to be on the autistic spectrum. Most people would be amazed, or are amazed, if I ever open up to them about my fears as I hide them well, but at a cost of elevated stress and fear. Diagnosed with depression through much of my adult life, unaware until recently that noticing patterns in everything is not a pan-human trait.... a few tests now suggest I may not be so odd after all and I am, in a strange way, relieved to have a 'label' and feel happier about the skin I am in. 

Your Aspie score: 142 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 60 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

(and proud of it :-) )


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Many Aspies have co-morbids of depression and other difficulties too.



At OUR age, the only reason for testing would be if it interfered with employment.   It can be a bit expensive, since it is much more difficult to detect in adults. We've learned how to hide a lot of it to FIT IN  :-)  
iceng Goodhart2 years ago
Makes us natural instructable members.
Goodhart iceng2 years ago
Indeed it does :-)
pernesto2 years ago
I took this test for fun while contemplating why I find it so difficult to know how other people are feeling, and now it's 2 in the morning :/

Your Aspie score: 98 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 93 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits.


While I don't make friends easily, I think it's just that I have wildly underdeveloped interpersonal skills from all those years I spent not really wanting to know anyone and ignoring what was happening around me, and also some intimacy issues, probably stemming from my low self-esteem, leading to being scared of people/social situations but, unable to avoid them at school, sort of pulling down the blinds of my consciousness to make my external circumstances less sharp/vivid. Not being very involved in social interaction, I spent my time on computer games and reading and reading up on stuff. Now I'm 23, I have less trouble looking people in the eye and keeping conversation going (reasonably well.. relative to my adolescence), but I still often am slow to sense that they feel a certain way/I shouldn't have said that and then later, when I'm thinking it over, not really understanding why they might've felt so bad.

So I guess my question is - is this like, a normal being-bad-at-social-situations/fear-of-intimacy situation? Is it possible for this to be on the low end of the spectrum? Is it self-indulgent to go for a real-life analysis? I mean.. sometimes I think it would be a relief to know that it's something to do with my brain and not because it's.. myself not bothering to think about others, or myself being so stupid/inarticulate that I can't express myself at all.


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Many Aspies have co-morbids of depression and other difficulties too.



At OUR age, the only reason for testing would be if it interfered with employment.   It can be a bit expensive, since it is much more difficult to detect in adults. We've learned how to hide a lot of it to FIT IN  :-)  
usansay2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 139 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 68 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I was told for years I needed to take antidepressants and that depression explained a lot of my behaviour. Since reading about aspergers a few years ago I could see that it was a better explanation. No more antidepressants, now live my life in a way that I am comfortable with, have a job that requires massive coping skills but I survive.

I don't imagine ther would be much point in being officially tested would there? i am in my late 50s
Many Aspies have co-morbids of depression and other difficulties too.

At OUR age, the only reason for testing would be if it interfered with employment.   It can be a bit expensive, since it is much more difficult to detect in adults. We've learned how to hide a lot of it to FIT IN  :-)  
cbogdan2 years ago

Your Aspie score: 155 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 57 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

This was a very interesting test, this is what I got. Here I thought I was just an anti-social person, something I am often accused of. I bet they don't even know the true meaning of being anti-social.

I've only recently started looking around for what Asperger's is, more out of curiosity. One of my favourite things to do is pick something and research everything about it, mostly mental disorders. I took tests for every ilness known to man out of curiosity, but this is the only one where I actually got something back. I know it's as much of a diagnosis as any online tests can be, but I'm glad I'm not just weird as I used to be called.
I know, it opened up a EUREKA moment for me like, GOOD ! I wasn't just an odd person when I was younger, I have asperger's syndrome :-) Such a relief. . .
crydawnwar2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 132 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 72 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

...can't figure out how you all got the pie chart on your comment  :(
One way is to save the chart (picture) to your HD and then re-add the picture to a post.
Your Aspie score: 127 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 94 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

I just don't fit anywhere... introverted but not shy, artistic but analytical, emotional but rational...
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That makes you relatively well balanced then, right ? :-)
Aemilia3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 195 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 5 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


How likely is it to be accurate? Is Aspergers mistaken with other things (or a combination of other things).

I've taken so many different Aspie tests now and keep going back after I forget my answers and then take them again...they are all coming back like this. I have also tried taking other tests that would help target social anxiety, clinical depression, anger management etc...but their scores are always borderline.

I'd like to talk to an Adult with Aspergers, or a parent of someone who has Aspergers. Any help trying to interpret all this and figuring out what to do next would be great.

I'm trying to get in contact with a professional for help in getting to the bottom of it all, but so far it has been a fruitless endeavor. I'm still working on it, but outside help navigating all that would be great as well.
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ZeroTwo Aemilia3 years ago
Hi... my test results look like yours. Did you ever find any help? I would like to talk to an adult with Aspergers as well, and was thinking if you haven't had any luck maybe we could work together towards finding some help. If not, that's okay, but I'm having a hard time getting anyone to reply on this site and feeling pretty desperate and alone.
Best wishes to you,
ZeroTwo
Aemilia ZeroTwo3 years ago
I really have no idea where to go from this point. I think I may have found a centre that can get me together with a psychoanalyst, but the sessions are so bloody expensive there is no way I can afford it.

It is beyond frustrating. I just wish I knew for sure exactly what I'm dealing with...and what I can do about it.

I still have not found someone who has been officially diagnosed to speak with about the whole process. Where do you stand with it all?
Yes, if some sort of social program doesn't pay for it, it can be very expensive.
ZeroTwo Aemilia3 years ago
Hey, thanks for the response. It sounds like we're in similar boats, unfortunately. I haven't found help yet but am thinking I will just go to my primary and tell him exactly what I need help with... which seems obvious but I've hesitated since if he doesn't help at all then I'm at square one but with less money. :/

I did find this site that seems very hopeful, so I think I will get in touch with people on there as my next step, whenever I can manage to make that happen.
http://autism.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=autism&cdn=health&tm=65&f=00&su=p726.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.grasp.org/

I hope sharing outside URLs here is okay...

Anyway, that site seems to be a good place to meet others in similar shoes and perhaps ones who can point us in the right direction.
I, and several others have "forums" on Facebook on Asperger's and there are lots of places out there to get help from and discuss the problems.

I have had difficulties, myself; finding local help, but I am not in a well developed section of my state.
ZeroTwo Aemilia3 years ago
Oh wow, just after replying to you I did some more searching... and the site I just shared had a potential option for you, it sounds like. I don't know where you're located geographically or if you are able to travel, but it sounds like some places will do free diagnostic evaluations if you're willing to be part of a study. It seems very legitimate and from a credible source... if you're interested it is towards the top on this page:

http://autism.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=autism&cdn=health&tm=65&f=00&su=p726.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.grasp.org/
I discovered I had this 2 years ago shortly after turning 50
If you were honest with the test, it is fairly accurate.

I discovered my own Asperger's at the age of 50 (just a few years ago) but it was these tests that steered me in the proper direction.


ZeroTwo3 years ago
Hi. I got this:

Your Aspie score: 187 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 18 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


...and it looks how I expected it to after the years of confusion that have brought me here. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for me regarding what kind of doctor to see. I'm not independent in any way despite my age, yet I don't have a single person I am comfortable asking this... so I'm a little stuck / scared. I've been suspicious this was going on for a while but haven't known what to do. If this isn't the place to ask this, sorry. Brand new to these forums. Thanks.
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ZeroTwo ZeroTwo3 years ago
Anyone?? Please?
What do you need?
If your condition prevents you from working or holding a job, or getting a job, there are government agencies that will help find a testing facility that will then make a determination (and if you test positive, will help with counseling); that is, if you live in the USA. I didn't check to see if you have that in your profile or not.

Anyways, if it is causing any difficulties at all, there are several routes you can take.
EmmettO3 years ago
I have both aspie and neurotypical traits, I'm 35 and I know that my results are a bit skewed by my coping skills. Some things that throw my score is that I don't mind social interaction. In a way, some of my social skills come from me setting social interaction as a special interest. I can do it but it's not always easy. I do seem to be able to pick special interest occasionally. Others just pick me.

So is this group active? Maybe we should create another one and flag the people upstairs that this one is dead? There seems to be a good demand for this group. It would be a pity to leave this a dead end.
I have asked to have it reactivated after the passing of the original owner.
hexHammer3 years ago
Thats a good test, I've tried one or two of the others and they are a little simplistic. Way to promote AS too, on Instructables. Well done...

I managed to make it to 44 before I found out why I was such a total misfit. It hasnt helped that my first daughter was born with Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum, and the resulting stress caused my ex partner to snap, leaving me to bring both kids up alone these past 11 years. During her breakdown, she ruined the few friendships I/we had made and I've not managed to make new ones, having to care 24/7 for a profoundly disabled child besides the isolation a single parent faces. It hasnt been easy, but if it werent for the AS, I probably would have gone completely mad. I've been plagued by depressions and sought help for imagined schizophrenia, bipolar and allsorts, but the pros were all unconvinced too. Unphased by the implications, I just kept on going, relentless as I always have been. I've spent my isolated time learning engineering techniques, the science behind them and developing an already prodigious mental discipline. I was already an artist and sculptor before, but with the new abilities I began to apply what I knew and have begun to create automated aids for my daughter. It started with hacking a PDA into a shock and waterproof menu-driven voice synthesiser, and my latest is a portable bidet-like unit to help her manage her own hygiene, now she is a teenager. Now I know I have it, I dont view AS as any kind of deficit. It saved my life, literally, and enabled not only me to have a life that fulfils me but also my daughter - and made the world a better place.
I'm pretty sure I was being a little conservative, I did the test again after accepting the results and was a lot more honest with myself about what I considered abnormal. The results were simply an exaggeration of the first set, the diagram was also the same shape so I have just posted the initial results.

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

Typically Aspie monologue, I know, but thanks for listening lol.
I lived until 50 before knowing....
nnewhouse3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 163 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 70 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


These are my original test results, any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I am not sure what you'd like to know.
cdaw3 years ago
I stumbled across this pretty much by fate and after a little research i felt the need to take some tests to see if i did actually have this syndrome. Anyway this is my score:

Your Aspie score: 120 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 72 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I've taken a few other minor tests i found on the internet aswell just in case and they came back with similar results like this - although not as detailed. What i'd like to know now is what to do next? and if the results are enough cause to go for a medical examination or evaluation - however Aspergers is tested for i don't know. Any advice would be appreciated thanks.
Goodhart cdaw2 years ago
I depends on where you reside, and you age. If young, sometimes testing can be done with the help of the school, if working or out of work, testing can be done sometimes, through services that help employ people. Otherwise it can be expensive.
chakrakhan3 years ago
I've been curious if I were an Aspie or not. I think I've learned to mimic a lot of social behaviors. Here's my score and I'll try to post the pic. It doesn't mean anything to me, just kind of explains why I feel so different I suppose.


Your Aspie score: 131 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 86 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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Yes, we learn as we go
mtan42 years ago
Your Aspie score: 49 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 155 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical

that is interesting... I am a professional diagnosed aspie yet i got this.... is this test accurate?
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Goodhart mtan42 years ago
It is as accurate as #`1 one is honest, and #2: one is young.

Younger one's it will be more accurate for as they will not have had opportunity to learn social graces that their peers are picking up at that time. Elders, like me, have had more "practice" :-)
Damoclian2 years ago
so if your score is say:

Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 28 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

does that mean you're almost deffinitely an Aspie?
It is as accurate as one is #1: honest and #2: old.

It may be more accurate for younger ones, if they haven't "learned" social graces yet, while an older Aspie may be better acquainted with them.
Actual testing is needed to be sure, but it is a possibility
juniepica2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 152 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 43 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie.

I am 16 in case you were wondering. I answered this test truthfully, does that mean that I may have Aspergers?.
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I means you are "likely" to have Asperger's. This "high functioning" form of Autism is nothing to be afraid nor ashamed of. Quite a few people that work "in silicon valley" score high in this area. :-)
Your Aspie score: 123 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 93 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
I am 48 and was told a couple of times in the last 2 years that I should look into this as they thought I may have this syndrome. As a child I seemed to suffer far more from this than I do now and having looked at the things that asperger kids have, I seem to tick almost every box. These days it doesn't bother me as much. Maybe I have just grown enough and learnt the slow hard way how to deal with the short comings and now embrace this gift and use it to my own advantage instead of the disadvantage it was to me as a child.
Yes, when I found out about mine, it helped me "understand" my past (I found out at age 50), and only a little now, in focusing on some things :-)
YolandaJade2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 137 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 58 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I hope my age (14) does not affect the results of this test, but through out the years I have been chided by mum countless number of times from my lack of social interaction. I find social situations horribly awkward and during these occasions I'll be stuck with people I know or will be pretending to be busy with something, like eating or just checking my phone. People do find me odd, aloof and distant and as a single child I do enjoy being alone.
But haha, I got 0.3/10 for the part on Neurotypical Social

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I was like that......40 years ago....you can learn some social graces...it just takes us a bit longer since "other" portions of our brains are wired more efficiently (logic, imagination, detail orientation, etc )
fwt2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 116 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 73 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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Is there a way to be able to see how far along the spectrum I am? I have taken a few other tests, and every time it seems like I am right on the border. I am 24, but still in college, and thus would have no concrete way of confirming or denying an asperger's syndrome diagnosis (due to lack of funds and time). Also this would be the second time I have taken this quiz, as I have taken in April as well, and saved the pic of that. The results were 129 of 200 for Aspie and 72 of 200 for neurotypicla.
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Goodhart fwt2 years ago
It wouldn't be very useful to assign "points" along the spectrum because we are complicated beings. Those occupying the same point could be vastly different in many ways.
SMCincy2 years ago
I am 32 & don't really know where to go from here as far as getting additional testing, as I am right now unemployed and don't have insurance. Does anyone know how to get free testing services in OH? The results that I got though might explain a lot of why I have always been told that I think differently. Also, why my whole life I have felt like I never fit in anywhere or am an outsider, am pretty much a loner &, why I don't talk much or use music & art more to talk for me. I know for me, it would really help me to finally know why I act the way I do, so I can get help if I need.

Your Aspie score: 150 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 63 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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Contact Social Services: they may be able to direct you to the dept. that will test if your condition is preventing you from finding or keeping a job.
druss12 years ago
Your Aspie score: 157 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 54 of 200 You are very likely an Aspie I am 31 and have not yet been diagnosed by a medical expert. But I have been able to work and have a small group of friends. My main problem has been in my relationships with girlfriends, as I sometimes feel that I am standing outside of my body and It's hard to deal with my emotions. I am obsesive about reading and get lost in books. I have a very High verbal IQ but find it hard to put thoughts on paper.
Goodhart druss12 years ago
Yes, being this is all "on a spectrum" everyone is a bit different. I have always been an obsessive reader too, but after exhausting the school library (over 35 years ago) of all the Sci-fi and fantasy books (Lord of the Rings; Sword of Shannara, etc) I started reading science books (Einstein, Hawking, Feyman, Lawrence M. Krauss, etc.) ...and have been reading up on Genetics, astro-particle physics, quantum mechanics, etc ever since. I don't like the lack of social skills (face to face) but I love learning :-)
fnewlin2 years ago
BTW here's my chart.
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Yes, a very recognizable pattern
broberts122 years ago
Your Aspie score: 181 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 28 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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A very typical chart for an Aspie :-)
I’m a quirky, nerdy girl who never imagined she might have Asperger’s.
My parents first recollection about me was that I was a fairly even-tempered baby as long as I wasn’t ‘messed with’. It took me forever to get socialized. I spent most of my elementary school years feeling like I’d never be able to understand the other kids. It wasn’t something I could really explain. Often I was told I just wasn’t trying hard enough.
I was always full of information. The other kids referred to me as the “walking dictionary” or the “walking encyclopedia”. I used to chase my long-suffering teachers around & just saturate them with random facts and queries.
I was in gifted classes and tested “post high school” on SATS in elementary school but I couldn’t read a clock face or tie my shoes without a ridiculous struggle. (Yeah, I was that kid wearing Velcro shoes in 3rd grade.)
I read the entire Physician’s Merck Manuel cover-to-cover in 6th grade. (It gave me a great arsenal of grotesque medical terms to lob at other kids when they tried to bully me.)
I’m still an insatiable reader. I’ve got a 260 page list of books I want to read (about 9,000 books long).
I adore making exhaustive lists, doing things a certain way, and going on obsessive informational expeditions. I can’t imagine being any different..
I’ve made a lot of progress socially. I can start conversations with strangers with relative ease and I’m much better at social protocols, but every once in awhile it still feels like a tightrope walk (especially in romantic relationships).
I still get frustrated with my extreme sensitivity. Things bother me that don’t seem to bother anyone else. I’ve been hard on myself because I don’t seem to be even close to the level of self-sufficiency I should be at my age (32). And at times I still feel like I’m in a foreign country. I’ve got a decent handle on the customs, but I still get disoriented.
Taking this test was a real eye-opener. I saw so many things that rang true. Not only that, I saw things that sounded exactly like my father. He was an odd kid too.. who turned into an eminently successful but quirky adult. It was really cool to compare our test scores and see our similarities. He’s 65 so he’s learned to compensate for a lot of his social difficulties. He told me he could never figure out why everybody doesn’t think the same why he does or why people don’t seem to understand where he’s coming from.
When he was a kid he sometimes found it hard to sleep because he could hear the power lines humming outside his house. At one of his birthday parties, he ignored all the other kids because he was so entranced by a new watch his grandfather had given him.
As an adult, he once got so frustrated at the poor design of a Pitney Bowes electrical letter opener that he drew 4 separate detailed plans of how it could work more efficiently. The ideas were so good he got a free $2200 letter-sorting & opening machine from Pitney Bowes and a personal letter of thanks from the company vice president. (Of course he never thought he could make money from it, he just wanted to solve the problem.)
I love my brilliant dad for being who he is. I always suspected he had a different operating system, just like I suspected I did too. Growing up with him in my life made a huge difference. He taught me that being unusual was not something to be ashamed of. We could even be proud.
Anyway.. Regarding our test results, Dad scored 119 of 200 for Asperger’s. I forgot his Neurotypical score unfortunately and we lost power at our house before we got it written down. (We didn’t do it, I swear!) He’s got that crazy spike in Social and other indications that he’s learned some coping skills. His chart shows aspects of both Aspie & Neurotypical. It would probably be a very different picture if he’d taken the test in his 20s.
My numbers were 130 of 200 for Asperger’s, and 78 of 200 for Neurotypical. Nobody diagnosed me with Asperger’s in school and a succession of counselors & psychologists didn’t really do a whole heck of a lot for me. “Just play the game.”, they’d tell me. What game? Where’s the darn rulebook? Anyway, I learned vital social & communication skills slowly and painfully. Middle school was a nightmare. I couldn’t seem to get ANYTHING right. But now-a-days, most people would find it hard to believe I’m an Aspie. It just explains way too much for me not to go with it.
(Sorry for the rant, but I’m kind of excited about this!)
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I was too when I found out my own "condition".
I guess I an neurotypical intellectual what ever that means.
The test is structured like a test for schizophrenia.
It asks questions in a repetitive manner.
It would not be easy to cheet and why would you bother.
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One reason someone my cheat is that there are some that "like" being associated with "high functioning" humans :-)
But we all are what we are, and can always make improvements on "where-ever" we are at
tespinoza2 years ago
some of the questions were word for word on my habits
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That looks like a very familiar pattern :-)
FSTTBBTM2 years ago
Your Aspie to-index: 115 of 200
Its table of contents neurotÃpico (do not autistic): 96 of 200
You appear to have both Aspie Traa § and neurotÃpicos the (not-autistic)
I do not care about that because if I have Asperger explained a lot ...
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I know what you mean :-)
freewagon2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 165 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 56 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

i thought i was just weird or eccentric. i remember, there are times i was called to counseling when i was in high school because of my eccentric ways to deal with other classmates... the thing is, i love pictures,colors and details and i can't stand numbers. my mom said, when i was young, i dont play much with other children, i am content with dr. sues and my reading space.i get upset when someone would distract me.

sadly, our country doesnt have any doctors for this. im 30,now a lay-out artist and web-page designer... and i think i am an aspie.
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I suffered for 50 years thinking I was just weird (or for awhile that others were like me but "played dumb" a lot of the time LOL). Without specific testing one can never be completely sure, but if you were honest in your test, it is very likely you are.
fnewlin2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 175 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 38 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I just turned 23 this past month, August, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it, I've always felt like i was different, like on a different frequency than everyone else, or most people. I have a few close friends, who i can be myself around, and for sum reason i just don't know what to say when around acquaintances and new people. I want to get officially test now.
No, asperger's syndrome is a different wiring of the brain, so we are born that way. I do wish I could have control of this group, since the original owner has passed....,I dont get notificatons when people post here....
nandersen2 years ago
My Aspie score: 152 of 200.
My Neurotypical score: 64 of 200.
You are very likely an Aspie.

I am a 50 year old female and have learned many coping skills. I wonder how high it might have been if I had taken it 10-15 years ago. I really had to laugh at how well this pegged me. An article from the Better Health Channel, www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au, listed career suggestions that we would do well in.
Here is an excerpt from that article:

The following career suggestions are adapted from material written by Temple Grandin, who has
high-functioning autism and is an assistant professor at Colorado University, USA. Suggestions
include:
• Computer programming
• Drafting
• Commercial art
• Photography
• Equipment design
• Mechanic
• Appliance repair
• Handcraft artisan
• Webpage designer
• Video game designer
• Building maintenance
• Building trades.

Oddly enough, I worked for 20 years as an engineering drafter, I have mechanical abilities (i.e. take things apart, fix them, and put them back together even though I have never been trained to do so), I am a professional photographer, I design and make jewelry, and I am very good at most handcrafts.
I recently returned to college to study interior design and have found that I still need to learn how to schedule my time, or more accurately to keep track of time, so that I am able to get my assignments done and handed in on time.
Anyone have any suggestions?
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Yeah, I didn't learn of my own condition until I was 50; it would have made me feel MUCH less like an alien to have known sooner....
tespinoza2 years ago
opps, aspie score 173 of 200, neurotypical score 44 of 200
Your Aspie score: 112 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 96 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits.

Interesting test, I am a short sleeper who only sleeps 4 hours each day and naturally dreams lucid. I was told 5 times that I might be Aspie because there was no chance that I could be depressive or schitzo, which could explain my sleeping behaviour. Now I know I just suck at communication.

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Joerg, two things need taken into consideration:

#1: this is JUST an on line test and is no where near 100% accurate (true testing, especially for those over the age of 20; can take days and weeks of questioning and observation), and...

#2: aspergers, like other forms of autism, is a SPECTRUM, and so one can be ON the spectrum and not be overly on it in one or two areas....

Take me for instance,  because of my age, I was able to overcome the social problems and (for the most part) can be rather communicative once prompted. 

When I revealed my "place on the spectrum", most of those I know personally WOULD NOT believe it (again, not understanding this is a sliding scale and one can appear anywhere along the spectrum).  But the revelation that I was on the spectrum made my WHOLE PAST suddenly understandable.    I finally realized I WASN'T just a weirdo while growing up, I was aspie. 

If your conditions interfere with life, testing by a professional is very useful.  In my case, they do not, but actually enhance my ability to do the job I do.  If they did, I could get testing for nearly free, but as it is, it would cost me 2 and a half months worth of wages to get testing at this late stage in life.  

PS:  I am sorry for my late response,   I am not the owner of this Group, and the owner has passed on due to complications with his co-morbids.

I have asked for a transfer of ownership, but that may not be forthcoming for a bit.
well, I'm 35 now and the only social disadvantage I got is understanding behaviour of women, I think that's pretty common for men - at every age.
On the other hand it is very easy for me to make them fall obsessionally in love with me.

My question now is, if I was an Aspie and had learned to live with it, how big is the chance that I knew how to avoid the answers that could trace me as an Aspie?
You wrote: well, I'm 35 now and the only social disadvantage I got is understanding behaviour of women, I think that's pretty common for men - at every age.

Until you are married for 20+ years like I am....and then you simply give up the search :-)  Seriously though, most women are not really all that much more complex then some men,  they are just operating on a different frequency.

As to your last question, it depends on how much you've been exposed to others, how observant you are/have been, and how long you've been practicing.   My announcement to several close friends shocked them as they would have never thought (seeing they know so much younger aspies, and their "actions" are so much different then mine....but I have had over 50 years a practice too).

There is no cut and dried answer just as there is no cut and dried definition as to where on the spectrum any particular person is really.
Autism is a spectrum. So the test only gives an idea where on that spectrum you Might be. proper testing gives a clearer answer. If you're 30 or older, adult testing is long and tedious....by this time we learn to hide most traits that define us as aspie.
so where do we get proper testing for adults. I am 48 and believe I suffered due to Aspergers as a child but now have come to terms with it and are not bothered by it so much these days. I would like to know for sure though as it would explain so much about my life that I always put down to my being just different.
This depends on which country and / or state you live in. 

  In the USA, if it affects employment, many times the state pays for testing and counseling. .
Nope, I'm in Australia.
I couldn't find a lot, I do know there are some groups there, some on line, some psychiatrists for face to face testing, so all I can offer at this point is this link here. 


MOST of the sources I know of are in the states here, but I have heard, again depending on which area of Australia you live in, lots of "advocates" and such there.

As I wrote below it depends on where you live,  for instance, if you live in New England states....there is this for one place...

helohe2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 126 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 82 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

[img]http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=65&p2=65&p3=69&p4=74&p5=71&p6=70&p7=42&p8=75&p9=54&p10=51&p11=51&p12=34[/img]

I don't understand the hunting part though.
Goodhart helohe2 years ago
Here is part of the section dealing with "hunting" (searching for) types of ideas (at least, the early portion of the list does): http://www.rdos.net/eng/aspeval/relg4.htm
amelaboy2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 48 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 158 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


2hot2hack2 years ago
Your Aspie score: 53 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 157 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


nush19822 years ago
Your Aspie score: 158 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 59 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


i just thought i was dislexic. it dose explain alot.
At the min I am having my nine yr old looked at at school to see whats going on with him, at first it was looking like ADHD but now may be Aspergers.
My nethew has ADHD, ODD, Tureats and Aurtisum (sorry about the spelling).
you can have ADHD as a co morbid along with Asperger's I have an anxiety co morbid that makes me a little OCD :--)
dartmen2 years ago
фигня какая-то сто пудов!!!
EddyLiu3 years ago
[img]http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=14&p2=14&p3=17&p4=4&p5=8&p6=11&p7=9&p8=7&p9=8&p10=2&p11=2&p12=5[/img]
erible3 years ago
http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=90&p2=54&p3=83&p4=81&p5=68&p6=92&p7=86&p8=49&p9=73&p10=57&p11=77&p12=46
erible3 years ago
sorta confused about my result [img] http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=90&p2=54&p3=83&p4=81&p5=68&p6=92&p7=86&p8=49&p9=73&p10=57&p11=77&p12=46 [/img]
***Any Comments?***

Your Aspie score: 100 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 96 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

Detailed results suitable for printing (PDF) (The file is only retained for one hour. Download it if you want to keep it.)

Interesting quiz to do. I was concerned I may come out higher in the aspie side. My graph spread was close to centre point as I didnt wish to overly exaggerate my tendencies, and I considered: "what is normal levels???"

But even so, I tap my fingers rythmically, absent mindedly, Often say offensively direct things and am noted as eccentric by many. I interact well socially but am freaking inside some of the time.

It seems there is no point considering a more detailed diagnosis as it wont help me cope any better.

I am curious though, Do I have a greater probability of autism in my children? It would be good to know as my wife and I are looking at doing that in next couple of years.






Wow, this Aspie test is very well put together. Just out of interest I filled it in again, giving high weighting to any points which rang true through my life. (last time I went middle of the road if I thought relevant behaiviours could be within normal range)

Despite a quite bold answers set, The general spread of the graph was similar, and the general balance of aspie/NT was similar. All strong and weak suites stayed proportional.

Goes to show that its accurate provided you are honest.


Your Aspie score: 105 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 90 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits





It "is" a spectrum, so the problem is that one point along the line doesn't make offspring any more nor less likely to be "at the same point".
Oh, I see. I just noticed several rerences to Aspies who went undiagnosed til they had autistic kids. So I thought there was a link.

I dont know if im properly aspie or just an eccentric with a torets version of honesty. Anyway, Id rather be me. seems a lot of normals are less grounded.
Oh there IS a link, it is just not clear as to how far up or down the spectrum one "might" be, IF it is passed on.
Oh yeah, main graph spikes to NT Perception, Aspie Talent (6). slight spike to NT social and larger to Aspie Social and communic. low in compulsive both sides and aspie hunting and perception.
But as I said, I tried not to over exaggerate anything.
Tancaliel3 years ago
I actually came here through that quiz, rather than the other way around, haha. I've never been tested for, and thus never been diagnosed with Asperger's, though it's something I've suspected I may have (at least to some degree), ever since I first really learned what it was, at age 15 or 16 (I'm 24 now).

My results:
Your Aspie score: 112 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 109 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=80&p2=57&p3=63&p4=48&p5=59&p6=61&p7=52&p8=47&p9=33&p10=55&p11=56&p12=44

I also took a stab at filling out the test again as the primary school version of me, as I definitely think I've developed some coping mechanisms for the utter lack of social skills I had back then:
Your Aspie score: 121 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 84 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=82&p2=43&p3=82&p4=69&p5=56&p6=74&p7=58&p8=63&p9=30&p10=57&p11=46&p12=69

So... what do you make of this? Aspie, but on the low-ish end of the spectrum, given that my score is quite a bit higher than my non-aspie friends, but lower than most people here? With some NT traits as a kid, and then some added coping skills as I grew up? (NT score still lower than friends, though, who score like 140+ or something)

I doubt I'll ever bother to get tested professionally, given that I function pretty well in daily life and society... this was really just to semi-satisfy my curiosity ;)
Aspie score: 88 of 200
Neurotypical score 113 of 200

You seem to have both Aspie and Neurotypical traits.
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[img]http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=64&p2=51&p3=59&p4=48&p5=28&p6=49&p7=41&p8=55&p9=24&p10=31&p11=30&p12=31[/img]


so I don't have an official diagnosis for aspie...but I was curious on the interpretation of this quiz....I appreciate the help. Thanks
n4kaos4 years ago
i lost the copy and paste, but my score was 170 out of 200 aspie and 30- 200 neurotypical.
I totally understand your frustration lateral thinker, i have been diagnosed with so many different things and have been put on so many different medications over the last 20 years its crazy.
And as you mentioned, there are not hardly any doctors that know anything about Asperger's to test an adult. There is only one in the city I live in and he only will check children. I went to him for an opinion on whether I had Asperger's or not, by giving him a full hand written biography of my traits as a child and adult, which he in turn read, and yes told me I had Asperger's but then refused to write it down, saying that I didn't want that kind of stigma associated with me throughout my life. I wanted to scream. I have had a few other therapist and another doctor tell me the same thing, so none will put it in my medical folder. Therefore i have been labeled as a Borderline personality irritant to all doctors that i see, not to mention, ADD, OCD, PTSD, and Generalized anxiety disorder. I also was a diagnosed Manic depressive by 10 different doctors before that! Its just a frustrating thing to deal with when every doctor gives you a different diagnosis, whenever you have a meltdown and end up in the hospital, or are having extreme anxiety issues, they just don't understand the stress of dealing with loud noises and people etc. and assume you are just acting out from your newest diagnosis of BPD, which you know you dont really have. I hope more doctors out there learn about adults with Asperger's before more are treated the way we have been. thanks .
Goodhart n4kaos3 years ago
The owner of this forum has disappeared I am afraid. I only discovered that people were still posting here just a bit ago.....I will try to help get you some info if you would like, when I can.

If you respond (reply) directly to my posts and ask I will get around to finding out what you wish know know as soon as I can.
Thanks for the interest Goodhart. I guess the 'e' is not only silent, but invisible!

That post was from very early in my experience of Asperger's. I've been shaking the Asperger tree for quite a while now and I've picked up a lot since then. I've taken my self-diagnosis as far as I can and now I need to get a professional diagnosis to learn anything new, where I'm concerned, personally.
I may still be a candidate, but there are a few criteria where I'm borderline so far as the diagnostics go. I'm 100% that I'm on the spectrum. If I'm an Aspie then I'm quite high-functioning. I could be PDD-NOS, but that's something I'm having more trouble getting information on.
What you could help me with is how you found the process of getting diagnosed. What's better, a psychologist or psychiatrist? How many sessions? How involved is the process? Those are the kind of questions I have yet to answer.
They're important because a long process will be costly and I have some priorities ahead of that. I'm 41 now, knowing for certain isn't going to change much about me. Whereas some dental work would improve my quality of life instantly! So I have a little time before I begin the diagnostic process. One of my traits, though, is that I want to know all that's involved well in advance so that I can prepare myself. That's one of my coping mechanisms right there. I mentally prepare for things very intensely (like meetings, conversations, parties etc) so that I come across as 'normal' to the casual observer.
Well, hey, thanks for your time Goodhart, I wont take up any more of it.
Take care,
Dave
One thing, Asperger's is a high function form of autism. And the other thing, because this is a "spectrum" there is no really "thing" that eliminates someone so much as those that are not near the spectrum at all.

Yes, testing CAN be expensive unless it is interfering with work (then normally some form of work related assistance state wide is offered....it doesn't interfere with my job so much, so I was unable to get a completely professional diagnosis myself.

I am currently 52,.


NP, Dave, I always have time to help another if I can.

~Mike 
aresha3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 101 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 93 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

i think my chart looks a little odd..
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Goodhart aresha3 years ago
As with Savanasi, you have a communications spike which could be learned. If not, you favor that, but seem to have much of rest kind of all over the place out there.

Asperger's and Autism are "spectrums"

It's not like having a cold or not having a cold; it is more like the degree of the effect that can be measured.    We have Aspies from high performance types (Einstein, Mozart, Tesla) to those that have great difficulties communicating verbally at all.  

You seem to favor communication.
aresha Goodhart3 years ago
thanks a lot for sharing, everything seems to be coming together now.

i grew up in a big family (i have 4 elder siblings), which i think played a major part of my development in communication. i never liked to speak as a child, especially to strangers or over the phone. my family gets really frustrated and they'll try all means and methods to get me talking. it was really an unpleasant memory for me but i guess it did pay off.

i guess for me it's more like understanding communication than favouring, i still feel awkward having to speak sometimes and have an issue with making new friends. but i do enjoy observing body language and facial expressions.

Goodhart aresha3 years ago
I also find speaking to, especially strangers, or (arrrgh!) on the phone :-) difficult. I rarely call someone, but don't mind too much talking if they call me and do most of the talking :-) I've been watching people for over 50 years now ;-)
i can't stand talking on the phone, ever, no matter if i called or they called.

it's worse with strangers (or heaven forbid, cold calls by sales people), but i don't even really like talking on the phone with people i like talking to in person.

i once had to tell one friend to shut up and i would just come over to her house because she wouldn't stop talking on the phone even though she knows i don't like it.
I don't really care for talking to strangers, on the phone or not.  But I have developed the ability over the years to "listen" and therefore I remove myself from what I am doing (like listening on the phone,  I am focused on what is being said, rather then that there is a phone involved).   But if I have to come up with things to "talk about" ... forget it.  I go completely silent.
kchapmans13 years ago
Your Aspie score: 133 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 68 of 200 You are very likely an Aspie On my chart (couldn't get it to paste here) my perceptions and and most other items to the right on the chart are fair, but all those on the left are not. After 45 years of practice, practice, practice, I'm slowly getting the feel of things. My adult daughter is full-blown autistic, and my young grandson is as well.
If you are older then, say a teenager, you may have developed / learned some social skills over the years (as I have, as I am now 52).

That doesn't eliminate the possibility of having Asperger's. 
I deliberately force myself to work in customer service jobs, interacting face-to-face with several hundred people a day. Most people here blame my "uniqueness" on being from the East Coast :) but my friends wouldn't change a thing about me. Facial cues and body language are my problem areas, though MUCH less now than when I was younger (mid-40s now.)

Yes, I have a BIG thing about customer service, but more from experience of having some show and with guns ect. and threatening me, then the problem I have "face to face".

For the past 24 years I have been working in a computer room, and for the last 18 on the second shift.   I have contact briefly with 3 persons before starting work and unless some form of maintenance is needed, I don't see anyone until I go home to the wife.

I actually WOULD like a little more social contact then this, but it is hard on this shift, and hard when the wife has phobias about going out much...
I've worked in grocery stores, Wally World, and convenience stores (where I'm at now, for over 3 years.) Been robbed too, so I hear ya there about guns. Also have developed severe phobias myself about going outside or out of town etc, so I understand what your wife is going through there. I keep plugging along, with good days and some not-too-hot ones. Admirable that you have held your job as long as you have! I'm flexible, mostly because of my youngest. I work when things are well with her, but leave when they aren't. She has medical issues in addition to her autism. The company I work for now is pretty good. This is my third go-round with them. All told it has been about 10 years total I've worked with this company. I've worked 2nd and 3rd shifts too, and it can be hard to do anything after work--too tired! :)
Save Ferris3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 141 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

I've only begun to self-diagnose in the last few days. Before that I simply thought I was a bit of an oddball. I thought I was just stubbornly different from pretty much everyone else I know. My only exposure to Asperger's before this was the 'Curious Incident' novel, which now seems to be more Autistic than Aspie.  (I can remember thinking - phew, I'm not that odd!!)
 I turned 40 last November and I've been doing the typical critical self-examination such milestones seem to encourage. Why am I still single? Why can't I regulate my sleeping patterns? Why do I have such trouble finishing things? Why can't I be more spontaneous? Why can't I change?
 Then a few days ago I came across an Aspie clip on YouTube which linked to Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen's AQ test. The clip resonated with me and I took the test for a score of 33. High, but not conclusive. And now this test. What's my next step? What kind of professional opinions should I be seeking out? I'd be happy to be an Aspie if I can start to develop coping mechanisms, because the older I get the more of a struggle it is to fit into the 'normal' world.


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The owner of this forum has disappeared I am afraid. I only discovered that people were still posting here just a bit ago.....I will try to help get you some info if you would like, when I can.

If you respond (reply) directly to my posts and ask I will get around to finding out what you wish know know as soon as I can.
 my result: 
Your Aspie score: 72 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 138 of 200
You are very likely a neurotypical

Nice to know that I'm not autistic! 
Not knowing your age makes it harder. If you are young (pre-30's), you have tested out as fairly consistently Aspie. The perception portion may be skewed (if you are young) but is almost balanced out between the two sides.

If you are older, 30+, the possibility of having learned certain behaviors from others, will sometimes skew the results a bit.
podzol3 years ago
I find it interesting looking at all the charts Please help me interpret mine? What all does this mean? Aspie score 140 of 200 Neurotypical 73 of 200 Likely an Aspie. What does is overlap, and I don't really know what the hunting means in terms of behaviors. Thank you kindly!
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Goodhart podzol3 years ago
Not knowing your age makes it harder. If you are young (pre-30's), you have tested out as fairly consistently Aspie. The perception portion may be skewed (if you are young) but is almost balanced out between the two sides.

If you are older, 30+, the possibility of having learned certain behaviors from others, will sometimes skew the results a bit.
mvic3 years ago
Is this forum still alive? Where is the current conversation FYI my test results were:
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Goodhart mvic3 years ago
If you are older then, say a teenager, you may have developed / learned some social skills over the years (as I have, as I am now 52).

That doesn't eliminate the possibility of having Asperger's. 
Your Aspie score: 107 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 104 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

Split right down the middle, I'm a halfspie!
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If you are older then, say a teenager, you may have developed / learned some social skills over the years (as I have, as I am now 52).

That doesn't eliminate the possibility of having Asperger's. 
l00p1n3 years ago
hi everyone.. i just took the test, and here's my result :

Your Aspie score: 126 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

can someone please tell me what is this mean?
is this mean i have aspie?
i'm confused(and freaking out) :(
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Goodhart l00p1n3 years ago
You may have Asperger's. Don't "worry" about it though, unless it bothers you that you test out as not very social and would like to be more so.

Asperger's is a "high functioning" form of Autism. Autism is a spectrum that includes people like Einstein (high function) to people that can not learn to speak. 

You, obviously can speak and write and communicate.   Most Aspies have "some" social problems as they get behind in learning social cues; whereas they excel it many other ways. 
lemonie l00p1n3 years ago

That's a nice picture, divvent worry about it - you're fine.

L
l00p1n lemonie3 years ago
diwent? is this a joke?
lemonie l00p1n3 years ago
I slipped into dialect - it means "don't" in northern parts of the UK (two v's though, not a w)

L
l00p1n l00p1n3 years ago
how do you read this thing?
dino-girl3 years ago
My results were:

Your Aspie score: 154 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 42 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

How accurate are these tests?
I've taken another test with 50 questions on two different sites and on one site I got 39 and the other 41. According to both sites having a score higher than 32 points towards aspergers.
I only found out about aspergers when it was mentioned in passing on TV one time.
Does my result mean there's a high chance of me having aspergers? I've been thinking about it for a while and all signs point to it being true. I'd just feel a bit stupid saying anything if I turn out to be wrong.
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It is an accurate test in as much as you were honest with answering the questions. Any "guessing" or putting in what you thought should be there, will skew the results (my apologies for a late response, this is not my forum).

If you were honest, it appears that it is most probable that you do have Asperger's.    And don't worry about a late diagnosis,  I only found out about mine at the age of 50 :-)   Just two years ago.
Savanasi3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 131 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 71 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

This looks like a very odd graph to me.
Not spiking much in any direction.
Maybe some talent and activity, but not much else.
What does it mean?
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Depending on your age (if older then teenage, for instance) you may have learned some communication skills that skew the results some; as that spike in Communications would indicate.
Genizah3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 151 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 76 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12c.php?p1=87&p2=57&p3=71&p4=86&p5=76&p6=88&p7=78&p8=65&p9=66&p10=35&p11=68&p12=58[/img]

Yep. Not sure how this translates with the social anxiety/ADD stuff-o-dreams, but definitely puts a tail on the donkey. Still, other less question-y tests say pfft. I'm confused - fits the social stuff (recently told that one should look all over a person's face when listening to them - not to stare at their eyes ... huh. Wish someone wouldv'e mentioned that a breath of life ago. Now I try and time my bounce from eye to nose to cheek to ear to eye - it's so much easier to just stare at the eye and prove you're listening! ) Anyhow, that's not typical, right? Eye contact? Just - curious. And curiouser.



ZeroTwo Genizah3 years ago
Sorry, I can't answer your questions since I'm just another test-taker, but the eye contact topic really caught my attention. Wow, that's the first I've heard that, and I feel exactly how you described feeling in the past. I am still staring people right in the eye usually ~ haven't had anyone tell me that.

We sort of scored similarly (mine's the last one posted before this). I had the same questions regarding doctors... I'm left feeling like I probably should go see one but I also don't want to go through all the awkwardness of it all if I'm overreacting.
Genizah3 years ago
Ack, the link didn't pop up a pretty picture.

Neither did paste, apparently. And I misspelled would've in the previous post. Had to correct it - 'would've' driven me crazy all night long. Anyway, thanks -- I'm skewed right on the spectrum, but the higher neuro score - aaand how about I let you tell me to sit or get thee to a doctor. That would be great. I mean that.


Zorink3 years ago
Your Aspie score: 103 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 105 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
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dombeef Zorink3 years ago
Hey, you score looks like a rocket kinda
Zorink dombeef3 years ago
Are they trying to tell me something?
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dombeef Zorink3 years ago
Ha ha,yeah, all the others look like asteroids from the old game
yokozuna3 years ago
Your Aspie score:  99 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score:  120 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits


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That looks a bit like the bust of robot, yoko
bigme3 years ago
I have a nephew the same age as my own son who was diagnosed with Aspergers, taking the quiz was tough to not stop every other question and see my nephew's quirks detailed. I try to be patient around him, but now even more than before. My own test results were: Your Aspie score: 6 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 195 of 200 You are very likely neurotypical 'Neurotypical' I think that might look good on a t-shirt!
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jasonuher3 years ago
This test was actually really hard for me to take, I've spent the last 10 years trying to weed out my behavioral traits that I found 'undesirable' through sheer repetition, so some of the questions were difficult to decide on. 

For example "Do you prefer to wear the same clothes or eat the same food many days in a row?".  Absolutely I /prefer/ to do this, but I know I've been told over and over again it's not socially acceptable, so I don't do it anymore.  Same with things like eye contact, shaking hands, acceptable speaking volume, etc.

Apparently, though, I'm just really good at 'hunting', I got 'above average' in both NT and A.

Your Aspie score: 131 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 78 of 200


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Don't know if you're still looking for a non-Aspie chart for comparison, but here's mine, just in case. Hope this works....
Your Aspie score: 41 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 173 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


crapflinger4 years ago
Your Aspie score: 141 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 64 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

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Welcome crapflinger,  Hope to see you on the other pages soon.
unfortunately a few of the posts are showing as pro only for me at the moment
can you get to the new members page following this link  www.instructables.com/community/Meeting-room-one-new-members/

This is the link Lateral thinker sent me when I signed up. But I had gone Pro on the quarterly in order to post my graph. Interesting it wouldn't let me post a picture until I went pro.


that's one of the ones that says i have to be a pro member to look at
I sent an email because I remember being told I didn't have to be pro, but maybe you do anyway we should hear from moderator soon. I know he was off-line for awhile.
 I set the topic to be in PRO, the correct setting should have been "forums" where everybody can get it.

Luckily in edit topic, I was able to correct all the pages.

anybody can get in now
It was a error on my part, but the owner of this site says its easy to get wrong 
Lateral Thinker (author)  crapflinger4 years ago
I fixed it, you can get into everything now, including the cookie jar 
The moderator set up a new meeting room that hopefully you can get into try this link and let me know  http://www.instructables.com/community/Meeting-Room-Two/  he started a new meeting room when I started too.
Lateral Thinker (author)  crapflinger4 years ago
 Join the club.

BTW you began school in the 1990s
i'll make an attempt (not sure how to join groups, but i'll figure it out)

what does the time i began schooling (though i did actually start school in the late 80's a bit) matter? other than the fact that i went to school in the US during the hay day of "Medicate, it's easier to do than educate"
Lateral Thinker (author)  crapflinger4 years ago
 Chris you need to convert the picture file format to jpg, Instructables only understands JPG

Schooling, CF, I noted your graph was a bit over onto the left of center, and I noted your score, only a overlap of 5, showing a actual test in my mind.

The 1990s was when extra support began being provided in schools for issues like ours, Asperigers became official in the 1990s.

That brought you towards communication on the left, I admit I got it wrong, I assumed it would be the same as if it pointed to social on the left.

There is a picture somewhere very much like mine, but spikes towards the left, so I made the same prediction and in fact, the guy was 20 years old.

I having a quick go at opening other topics now.

See you
 correction for above

showing a actual test in my mind should be showing a accurate test in my mind.
Thank you for responding. I have tried to load the ARP until I am blind, with no success but it looks alot like yours, I also have a spike in hunting NA. My scores are Aspie-177  200 and Neurotypical- 30  200 and it says I am most likely an Aspie. I am sure it explains alot, but the information I can find just tells me what I already know. I am socially inept. Can you shed a little more light.
Yes you certainly are Aspie, but it never says that even if its 200/200 and 0/200

its because its unofficial and only a trained specialist can decide for sure

I am going off line shortly, with my windows PC, because I have a Laptop from a friend that needs a virus removed, its Win XP, and I will be using Ubuntu PCs that the virus can not harm.

I have sent you my direct email address so you can email me, and I will sent you Aspie information. If you look near the top right of your Instructables page, you will a item "inbox"

You might choose to set up a expendable email address with MSN or Yahoo. I am assuming you came here from Face Book, if so, I am the one that posted the link as Peter, therefore you already know me.

Failing any of the above, or additional to, you are welcome to become a member of the Aspie forums here, look near the top right of the this Instructables window, there is a button labeled "join" when you click on it, I will approve you as a member.

And I am sorry, if you don't feel able to do any of the above, I am unable to help you further with anything.

Peter
 Ps your "I am socially inept"

Lots of Aspies are like that.
 Definitely.  
Lateral Thinker (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
Lateral Thinker (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
www.instructables.com/group/aspies/ 
Mandy, (Have to call you that)

I just spent 10 minutes researching, you dont have to be a paid up PRO to join my forums, so I suspect you did not arrive at the base forum but a topic, so click on the link above, then to the right top under the orange horizontal menu bar, you will see JOIN.

I will know now myself for the next member, I will approve you as soon as I see you, providing I am on line.

After you click  on JOIN, scroll down to see the topics under the Aspie forum.

Also click on this next link (but dont write the link down, half of it is invisible)

www.archive.org/search.php

Scroll down on it until you find a document entitled "10 Positives of a Aspie" go to that link, you can read it on line, and/or download the PDF, print it onto A4 then use a photocopier to enlarge to a A3 poster.

O