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May 11, 2013, 23:16
Dennis
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Someone I know has autism (slightly), and he said you can do this test. Apparently my AQ is 13. It's in the average range, but still lower than the calculated average.

You can do the test here:

http://www.wired.com/wired/arc … .12/aqtest.html

You're not meant to lie to yourself though. :o

Results:

0-10 : low
11-22 : average (most women have about 15 and most men have 17)
23-31 : above average (you may need some help)
32-50 : Very high (most people with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism have a score of about 35)
50 is the maximum score

Just posting this because human behaviour has always fascinated me. :)
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May 12, 2013, 01:11
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Kaas.
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May 12, 2013, 01:32
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I would like to say that it is far too naive to suggest what kind of a person someone is by just throwing some (online) test at him.

Reality and people are too complicated to figure out..

[Edited on May 12, 2013 by Zomg]
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May 12, 2013, 23:22
DTM
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27.

> Reality and people are too complicated to figure out..

...says the person scoring 43 on an autism test :aharr:

(edit: I do actually agree though. I would say personality is a many dimensional space rather than a spectrum.)

[Edited on May 12, 2013 by DTM]
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May 13, 2013, 09:40
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Don't be Hook, DTM. Be Peter Pan. ;p
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May 15, 2013, 23:05
DTM
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Think of all the personality quirks that aren't considered a condition, instead they are just considered Weird or some such.

Maybe before autism was given a label these people were shunned as mad etc.

Maybe some people currently being shunned as mad, or strange, or different, will one day be given a label (and some level of respect).

It makes me sad that a label is required.

Why can't we just accept everyone as they are as best we can?

[/peter pan]
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May 16, 2013, 00:07
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LoL, nice one DTM.

Hook, Hook, where is the Hook!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v … L7FrOQ#t=38m14s
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May 24, 2013, 20:58
Dennis
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Quoting DTM:
Think of all the personality quirks that aren't considered a condition, instead they are just considered Weird or some such.

Maybe before autism was given a label these people were shunned as mad etc.

Maybe some people currently being shunned as mad, or strange, or different, will one day be given a label (and some level of respect).

It makes me sad that a label is required.

Why can't we just accept everyone as they are as best we can?

[/peter pan]


Look, I'm against compartmentalized thinking. But some people struggle in life not knowing what the hell is going on with people. If you feel lost, misunderstood, it can help to be diagnosed with something to confront it. For instance, someone with agoraphobia may think all markets are just evil, and the world is just to cruel for them OR he may realize he has a problem and finally start to deal with it!
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Kwakkel
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May 26, 2013, 00:49
DTM
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Quoting Dennis:
Look, I'm against compartmentalized thinking. But some people struggle in life not knowing what the hell is going on with people. If you feel lost, misunderstood, it can help to be diagnosed with something to confront it. For instance, someone with agoraphobia may think all markets are just evil, and the world is just to cruel for them OR he may realize he has a problem and finally start to deal with it!


Hmm, I tend to agree, I don't think this is contradictory though, ideally we can have both. Labels, plus acceptance of a person whether you've received the label or not. (Assuming you aren't going around punching people in the face as a personality "quirk", obviously if it negatively affects others this is a problem.)

I would also make some distinctions with whether you are *happy* with how you are. E.g. I don't much like large crowds, but it's not so terrible I'd call it agorophobia. But a person who really loves and thrives in very crowded environments (e.g. going to clubs and such); they might consider me agorophobic. (Equally, I might view them as crazy never-stop-talking nutters).

One person's problem may be another person's happy and contented way of being.

Yeah I guess I'm talking about less extreme things than autism (maybe).

[Edited on May 26, 2013 by DTM]
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