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Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:18 am

After all the recent publicity of model Heather Kuzmich, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, I stumbled across an interesting survey that determines the severity of autism/Asperger's syndrome in people. It's a 50-point questionnaire and you will receive a score at the end of the survey. Are you autistic? My score was 40.

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/newsweek/autism_quotient/default.asp

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:27 am

I was a 15, so no, i'm not autisitc, just the average joe with a low functioning brain
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:34 am

Mine was 29. Geesh, I am a aspergian. Just kidding, I love having that disorder. I am normal but have a bigger memory than most people.

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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:41 am

Per the site, as most men, 17.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:42 am

13, so definitely not.  Smile
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:53 am



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
I am normal but have a bigger memory than most people.

Me too.. But, I got a 17.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:11 am

I got 30. Not been diagnosed but I've often wondered
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:18 am

17 for me, too. Normal, I guess...

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:44 am

I scored 33, but knowing myself, this was to be expected, I think 20 years back I would hve scored maybe around 40.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:42 am

15

there you go under average
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:07 pm

14, so brand me neurotypical  Wink
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:29 pm

38, but I already knew I have aspergers.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:36 pm

11 for me, so I guess I'm good to go.  biggrin 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:01 pm

I scored a 7, so I guess I'm not autistic.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:08 pm

I scored a 7.......guess not.  Smile

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:18 pm

23, but I always thought I had it slightly.
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:23 pm

I scored a 13...normal for now.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:01 pm

15. so normal. score.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:21 pm

I scored a 13....average. (most women score about 15)
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:41 pm

24 for me... above average  Wow!
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:28 pm

I scored 28.

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 6):
Not been diagnosed but I've often wondered

Same for me.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:37 pm

14... what can I say?

No, I'm not female.



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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:43 pm

18. So it appears that I have just above average male autism ? ! It also appears that on average, males are slightly more autistic than females  scratchchin  .

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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:45 pm



Quoting AF340 (Reply 21):
No, I'm not female.

What does that got to do with anything?

Anyway, my score is 35. I've never been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, but given my very non-existent social skills and general shyness including problems to being assertive, go figure.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:45 pm



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 19):
24 for me... above average

Haha, great thing to find out on your third a.net birthday. You're 3 and might be austistic.  Wink Happy birthday.  birthday   tongue 

I got a 23, so i got above average. ¬_¬ meh, whatever. what do you expect from a plane geek?  Wink
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:50 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 23):
What does that got to do with anything?

Their score is lower than a males.




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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:54 pm



Quoting AF340 (Reply 25):
Their score is lower than a males.

Please read that again. It says "most women score about 15 and most men score about 17". Those are just average figures and if you get the average score of a woman, it doesn't mean that you're female, nor is there a reason for you to say that you're not female because it's pointless.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:01 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
Please read that again. It says "most women score about 15 and most men score about 17". Those are just average figures and if you get the average score of a woman, it doesn't mean that you're female, nor is there a reason for you to say that you're not female because it's pointless.



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
Please think before posting.

Very sorry, but I only have an AQ of 14 and you have a mighty score of 35. ashamed 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:02 pm

I scored a whopping 6. Guess I'm alright, not that I'd take medical advice from a Newsweek poll anyhow.
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:05 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
Please think before posting.

It was a joke, I *highly* doubt he meant for it to be taken seriously...

Quoting JetMech (Reply 22):
It also appears that on average, males are slightly more autistic than females .

Yup. I recently heard autism described as 'an extreme form of male thinking', by someone who works with autistic teenagers for a living. Autism also appears far more in males than in females.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:07 pm



Quoting Scorpio (Reply 29):
It was a joke, I *highly* doubt he meant for it to be taken seriously...

We both have 14, we must be on the same brain wave or something...  Smile


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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:12 pm

Its weird. For years I had suspicions that I was in the Autistic spectrum, and recently, I was finally diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. It was finally nice to be able to explain my childhood and personality.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:37 pm

I scored a 12. I guess I can't be cool and have autism.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:42 pm

I got a 10. Excuse me while I go chat up some strangers.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:58 pm



Quoting Scorpio (Reply 29):
Yup. I recently heard autism described as 'an extreme form of male thinking', by someone who works with autistic teenagers for a living. Autism also appears far more in males than in females.

Interesting. Is that because of the general "mechanistic" way of male thinking (i.e. numbers, facts, figures etc) . I can't help but think that the Asperger's aspects of noticing small details and patterns may be related to the skills need to successfully hunt during caveman days.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:00 pm

I got a 10 as well so I guess I'm in the clear. I don't know a hell of a lot about this condition.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:04 pm

13, and that kind of surprises me, but I am quite good with people so I guess that rules out Asperger's etc. I guess I am just a bit odd.  Smile

Did you guys notice the credits on the results page? "Baron-Cohen S" is Sacha Baron Cohen's (Borat's) brother, Simon Baron-Cohen, who is a leading autism researcher.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:59 pm

I scored a 15, so I am normal.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:10 pm

16 for me. I swear on that quiz that they asked "Do you enjoy social chit-chat" or something along those lines twice! Anyone else notice that?
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:23 pm

17 for me. I am normal but I tend to notice more things than most people.
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:29 pm



Quoting FlyKev (Reply 31):
Its weird. For years I had suspicions that I was in the Autistic spectrum, and recently, I was finally diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.

same here. See reply 2. I was diagnosed in 98.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:32 pm

12 - whatever!



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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:02 pm

I scored a 40. I was diagnosed when I was 13, too... the miracles of early detection.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:13 pm



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
I am normal but have a bigger memory than most people.

My colleagues call me the walking database, I'm good in memorising stuff, but only stuff I'm interested in.

Anybody in here also know the feeling that e.g. you are doing a walkaround check and something, where you have just passed isn't right. You go back and see e.g. a panel screw missing, a landing light lens cracked or something similarly small. I know that I don't scan the plane conciously, but I notice if there is something wrong.

From what I've read abour Asperger's I suspect that I have it too, but never got diagnosed. I also find dealing with people (especially strangers, if it is not on a professional base) arkward, e.g. I generally only enjoy parties where I already know most of the people.
I also like the internet, like e.g. A.net. It gives me time to think things over before responding, thus preventing faux pas in direct conversation.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:18 pm

32. Right on the edge of "very high". Figures...
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:27 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
Please read that again. It says "most women score about 15 and most men score about 17". Those are just average figures and if you get the average score of a woman, it doesn't mean that you're female, nor is there a reason for you to say that you're not female because it's pointless.

Please think before posting.

Well I guess that ascertains the validity of the test!!!  Wink

I got a 7.....dunno what that means except that socially I am a tart!!  Smile

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:27 pm



Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 36):
Did you guys notice the credits on the results page? "Baron-Cohen S" is Sacha Baron Cohen's (Borat's) brother, Simon Baron-Cohen, who is a leading autism researcher.

Yup... Wondered if anyone else noticed that, really.

As for me... 33. Have not been diagnosed, but I can't say I'm surprised.
 
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:10 pm

I have 21. A little on the high average side, but not too bad.
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:29 pm

25 for me, so above average, don't think its anything to be concerned about.
It would be interesting to find out average scores by proffession; mathematicians, physicists, chemists, linguists, engineers, and others.
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RE: Are You Autistic?

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:39 pm



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 43):
Anybody in here also know the feeling that e.g. you are doing a walkaround check and something, where you have just passed isn't right.



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 43):
I generally only enjoy parties where I already know most of the people.



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 43):
I also like the internet, like e.g. A.net. It gives me time to think things over before responding, thus preventing faux pas in direct conversation.

Wow, that sounds exactly like me, but I only scored 18 on the test  Smile !

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