Absolute and relative dating quiz
People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children. I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants). I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.
I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions. “Definitely disagree” or “Slightly disagree” responses to questions 3, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50 score 1 point.
When I talk on the phone, I’m not sure when it’s my turn to speak.
I am often the last to understand the point of a joke. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults.
I am not very good at remembering people’s date of birth. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.
“Definitely agree” or “Slightly agree” responses to questions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 33, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46 score 1 point.
You have now completed the 50 questions of the Aspergers AQ test and have your AQ score in front of you. Basically the range for possible answers is 0 to 50.
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Below are the actual questions and instructions on taking the AQ Quiz For each question, record if you “Definitely agree”, “Slightly agree”, “Slightly disagree” or “Definitely disagree”. I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things. I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can’t pursue.