So I took the Empathy test first: "Your score: 19 0 - 32 = low (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 20)"
So I decided to take the Autism test: I scored 37 out of 50, with 32 being the amount most of the autistic people for this test scored over.
This doesn't actually surprise me at all, as when I first found out about Aspergers, I decided to do all the quizzes and tests and whatnot about it to see how I fit into the picture and they all pointed to a pretty decent possibility that I could actually have Aspergers or something related. I'd love to get tested for it by a properly qualified doctor, because honestly it would explain SO MUCH.
These are both long tests, so I just took the AQ one.
I scored 21, which isn't very high. I don't expect to score high overall, I'm almost certain I don't have an Autism Spectrum disorder. But I have some similar traits.
A couple of the things I Definitely Agreed with:
"I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things." I have very few interests, and when I do become interested I tend to become overly focused. Occasionally, you could almost say obsessed. "I often notice small sounds when others do not." This was an interesting one. I don't know if it's just a physical or psychological thing, but I can find little repetitive noises extremely upsetting. I keep those feelings to myself, but this makes it really aggravating to work around a lot of other people, most of whom will do something like click on their pen (I think I would prefer to be stabbed in the hand with it then listen to that sound), tap their shoes or rattle their change.
I have some experience with Austism Spectrum disorder- my younger brother has it. Although I'm not an expert on the subject- I'm just familar with his version of it. A lot of the symptoms described on that page are familiar to me. He's fascinated by dates, for example, and associates a date for nearly all of his memories. He's also easily upset when there's a sudden change in plans.
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