Are you autistic?

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient Test measures autistic traits in adults. The average score is 16. If you score 32 or higher, no one is saying you're definitely autistic, but you're probably not known for your sparkling social skills. I scored 22, so yeah, I'm on the antisocial side of the spectrum.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 22, 2009
     Category: Psychology

My answer was "Page Load Error". I-- I don't know what that means.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/22/09 at 08:09 AM
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/22/09 at 08:28 AM
King, it means "Please wait quietly by your door. Someone will be there soon to pick you up and take you to a nice place."

btw, I beat Alex: I scored 28. (is that good or bad? :-\)
Posted by Kenneth on 01/22/09 at 08:30 AM
scored 15!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/22/09 at 08:39 AM
16. Does this mean I don't get to watch Wapner anymore?
Posted by lostinthevalleygirl on 01/22/09 at 08:49 AM
ValleyGirl and I are just average individuals I guess. BTW, now that we've got something in common ........
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/09 at 08:52 AM
I got a 28...that's not good!
Posted by AGFH on 01/22/09 at 10:24 AM
I'm a 27 but that's just because the world is filled with boring idiots (except here of course).

And I do what Sam does on WikiP but I like the Random Article button.
Posted by StanFlouride on 01/22/09 at 12:00 PM
I'm an 11, but I do the Wikipedia linkfest as well. Can't stop once I start....
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/22/09 at 12:22 PM
I think that makes me a friendly nerd.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/22/09 at 12:22 PM
11 for me, I guess Im pretty social. BTW, Imtheatre, whereabouts in VA. Im in Va Bch. here.
Posted by Silbakor in an altered state on 01/22/09 at 01:02 PM
Holy Crap ~ 28. Guess Dad was right all those years when he said he thought I was "a bit left of normal" 🙄
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 01/22/09 at 02:34 PM
OK, from now on we can only post in order from lowest to highest one day and highest to lowest the next.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/22/09 at 09:16 PM
22 here, more anti-social than I thought. Now go away!
Posted by jhwker in Kansas on 01/22/09 at 11:08 PM
Asperger' Syndrome:
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/23/09 at 01:02 PM
I tried to take the test again, but got caught up playing boggle with my keyboard...
Posted by mrjazz on 01/23/09 at 03:50 PM
I know that they slapped a disclaimer on the top of iy but this seems like another thing that mistakenly makes parents worry about their children. Like any other standardized test, this one is way to generalized. It says that I'm a 16 which is average, but there are things on that list I have trained myself to do that was never really part of my personality when I was younger.

I have forced myself to become good at spreadsheets and databases because of work needs so numbers and logic have creeped into my everyday routine. I am a very amateur armorsmith and like to make chainmail (no, not chain letters) and all the weaves are repeating patterns so now as a byproduct I am really good at analyzing and reproducing patterns. I love music and have always categorized it (power metal, speed metal, thrash, punk, hardcore, industrial, EBM, etc.) and made myself proficient at digital recording and editing.

So now with all that said, yes I see patterns or words in license plates where there are none. I can hear the duct work cooling and popping on a winter night even when we're watching a loud movie or I'm playing a video game. I intentionally block the rest of the world out when I'm working because much of what I do is autonomous versus the collaborative nature of other positions in my division. I drone on about programming because someone who doesn't understand it is impressed by something I find sort of mundane. But I'm also the first to start a conversation, raise a glass, lend an ear, reconstruct my entire day/week/month for a special cause.

In the end it is always a matter of perspective, and tomorrow mine will change again.
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/24/09 at 12:40 AM
Speaking of droning on. Sorry! :ohh:
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/24/09 at 12:42 AM
Patty, that's exactly it. I want to be me. I want to be different. I want to be sedated.

Abbie something.
Abbie something?
Abbie Normal
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/24/09 at 10:37 PM
thanks df i wasn't sure you'd do it. that seems fairly accurate judging by your posts. do you think so? i'm below average and you're above, seems about right. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/12/09 at 09:19 PM
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