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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.

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!
fireweb1318 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

tnoy2326 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.
Kaimaera8 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 Chan11 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.
ccx94111 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.. .
Rachier11 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 Rachier11 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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