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Your Aspie score: 151 of 200

Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 48 of 200

You are very likely an Aspie

 

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on the chart i must be misinterpreting the hunting... because i loathe hunting >w>

 

i actually myself don't believe I'm aspergers but Ash begs to differ and thinks i should get checked.

general anxiety, panic disorder and depression I'm already diagnosed with.

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I think the 'hunting' bit refers to how you react to the world around you, to be honest. Autism/Aspergers present quite differently in girls than it does in boys, so the diagnosis can often be a little difficult smile.gif

 

I'm actualy Aspergers myself (as I think many here know) although I didn't get my diagnosis until I was well into my 20's.

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My Asperger's Quiz Results

 

Hm. Pretty standard, and I'm not surprised. I wish I knew more about interpreting the chart, though -- what's "Talent" about? And some of the quiz questions seem like total no-brainers to me, like... getting confused when given multiple verbal instructions? Wouldn't anyone be, if they were being told several different things at once? Or did they mean something more like... sequential, multi-step instructions? Plus, how are you supposed to gauge how frustrated you are -- what's a normal level of frustration, versus a high one?

 

Anyway, makes sense to me. I've always been suuuper emotional, intuitive, attuned to other people's emotions to a fault; really, I've been a doormat far too often, all because of feeling extra sensitive to others and then thinking they are more important than I am. I'm pretty sure my weirdness can all be put down to childhood bullying and consequent social nervousness, plus being an artist. I have like... a "healthy sub-OCD" level of compulsion? Enough to let me focus on precision and commitment to a tedious style of shading, and so on.

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Your Aspie score: 95 of 200

Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 112 of 200

You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

 

... Seems legit. I know I don't have autism, but I've picked up some of my sister's autistic traits (I'm a rocker!) after living with her since before I can remember. Ironically enough the one person who's commented on my rocking (excluding my parents) has aspergers herself~

 

It was kinda cool taking this with my sister in mind, since she is autistic (classic autism, I think...) Sensitive hearing? CHECK! (Her hearing... blink.gif Wow.) Dislike of being hugged or touched without being prepeared or have asked for it? Well, she's never given (or taken) a ''proper'' hug. A quick lean against someone's shoulder if someone else asks for it.

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My Asperger's Quiz Results

 

Hm. Pretty standard, and I'm not surprised. I wish I knew more about interpreting the chart, though -- what's "Talent" about? And some of the quiz questions seem like total no-brainers to me, like... getting confused when given multiple verbal instructions? Wouldn't anyone be, if they were being told several different things at once? Or did they mean something more like... sequential, multi-step instructions? Plus, how are you supposed to gauge how frustrated you are -- what's a normal level of frustration, versus a high one?

 

Anyway, makes sense to me. I've always been suuuper emotional, intuitive, attuned to other people's emotions to a fault; really, I've been a doormat far too often, all because of feeling extra sensitive to others and then thinking they are more important than I am. I'm pretty sure my weirdness can all be put down to childhood bullying and consequent social nervousness, plus being an artist. I have like... a "healthy sub-OCD" level of compulsion? Enough to let me focus on precision and commitment to a tedious style of shading, and so on.

Did you look at the PDF that comes with the results? It explains some of what is meant by aspie talent and neurotypical talent.

 

Imagine a parent asking a child to take the trash out while another parent asks the child to put the dishes away. That's multiple verbal instructions, and for some people, it would wreck havoc on them, others, they'd have no issue figuring it out. Multi-step instructions are similar.

 

It's asking how often one gets frustrated. Sometimes, really often, not really very often? If you feel it, you're frustrated.

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Did you look at the PDF that comes with the results?  It explains some of what is meant by aspie talent and neurotypical talent.

 

Imagine a parent asking a child to take the trash out while another parent asks the child to put the dishes away.  That's multiple verbal instructions, and for some people, it would wreck havoc on them, others, they'd have no issue figuring it out.  Multi-step instructions are similar.

 

It's asking how often one gets frustrated.  Sometimes, really often, not really very often?  If you feel it, you're frustrated.

Aw. My PDF didn't seem to have more information, but I realize now that I may have had some browser options shut off when I took the quiz. Whoops.

 

EDIT: Took it again, read and saved the PDF results. It's very interesting... I liked seeing which aspects of the quiz were *not* in direct correlation to Asperger's, but might hint at other issues. Thanks, Princess Artemis, for pointing the PDF and also shedding light on some terms.

Edited by Kelkelen

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Neurotypical.

Wasn't exactly sure what I would get, since I tend to avoid social situations and have different views than most people.

 

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I'm generally fine socially, and am good in arguments, but I say um a lot otherwise, and am terribly afraid of being asked out, even sometimes shying away from people asking to be friends. I tend to narrate my life and am very afraid of forgetting something and doing something wrong, even if it something I have done a million times like walking home from school at the right time or changing to the correct class. I find it hard to tell the severity of a persons emotions, and I have to be constantly reminded to stop correcting people. I'm not trying to be obnoxious but I sometimes come out sounding rude. I also have little control over my tone of voice.

 

I am definitely atypical, and I have odd speech quirks like "eb dyeb dyeb" or "neh." I am easily distracted and I do like odd things like walking on my toes. I especially like hopping up the stairs on my toes. I talk about myself in third person almost instinctively sometimes and I talk to myself. I am also synesthetic, and have a natural english-ish accent that I have had since birth and does not come fro any family members. if that has to do with anything. I am very creative.

 

I think my low attention span is due to adrenal problems, however.

 

All that said, I don't think I have aspergers. My sister is officially diagnosed with it, however.

 

EDIT: I also sometimes commit wrong spellings and mispronounciations to memory. Like aspbergers, I really thought there was a B in there somewhere o.O.

Edited by -platinum-draco-

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I think the 'hunting' bit refers to how you react to the world around you, to be honest. Autism/Aspergers present quite differently in girls than it does in boys, so the diagnosis can often be a little difficult smile.gif

 

I'm actualy Aspergers myself (as I think many here know) although I didn't get my diagnosis until I was well into my 20's.

curious. how does it present differently??

 

i know janine and ash are both basically oposites apart from some of the basic things like not particularly enjoying socializing, even this the way they react are basically oposite.

 

basic rundown of my personality. i initially trust no one. once i start trusting you its very hard to break that trust, to a point of danger for myself. i have had people use this trust against me many times and one time it almost cost me my life. even now a part of me still wants to trust that person.

 

i seek out people i veiw as stronger than me to protect me (Ash and Keyon) and i am very demanding from attention from these people. Ash is texting me from wake to sleep everyday. Keyon sends text to emails everyday so ling as he isn't working. Zac is constantly on standby to come around or to have me come to him (why are they all males?? my biggest fear is of males!)

 

i am obsessive. Keyon had no phone or net for a while and couldn't contact me. i came so close to insane and had both ash and zac working around the clock terrified the day would come where i didn't get up.

 

my passions are animals and it really upsets me i can't have more pets. i have often started crying because of this. same with children, i want kids but know i am not ready and it upssets me.

 

on the flip side i'm the person everyone comes to when they have issues about sometimes embarrassing or seriously dangerous stuff. two girls have wanted help on accidental pregnancy, and one guy on another very serious possibly deadly issue. I have no idea why people come to me. Zac say it's because i never freak out, i just go about fixing the problem as if its normal and the only times i have failed is when the person didn't take my advice. i countered with that i do freak out, i just don't let them know i've freaked out...

 

the fact that, that is a basic rundown i guess says alot.png about me .-.

 

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curious. how does it present differently??

Best thing I can do is probably link you to a couple of posts on an AS forum I'm on smile.gif

 

http://forums.delphiforums.com/asandpartne...ages?msg=3943.1

http://forums.delphiforums.com/asandpartne...ages?msg=7806.7

 

The second of those two was actualy me posting, it should still apply as I am female-bodied.

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Best thing I can do is probably link you to a couple of posts on an AS forum I'm on smile.gif

 

http://forums.delphiforums.com/asandpartne...ages?msg=3943.1

http://forums.delphiforums.com/asandpartne...ages?msg=7806.7

 

The second of those two was actualy me posting, it should still apply as I am female-bodied.

looks like i'll be seeing a doctor and psych soon. basically i can apply at the very least 85% of all that. and Ash will kick my butt if i don't go anyway.

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looks like i'll be seeing a doctor and psych soon. basically i can apply at the very least 85% of all that. and Ash will kick my butt if i don't go anyway.

Good luck with it. You may find it a difficult road, though, as getting any spectrum disorder diagnosis in an adult isn't easy. There are some doctors out there that still insist it's a pediatric condition (although, honestly, what do they think happens to autistic kids when they grow up?).

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My score on the quiz was 142/200

 

"A high score is related to giftedness" I'm gifted, should I freak out if I have it?

 

But anyways a lot of my friends are autistic because not that many people like me.

Edited by wonton55912

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I was diagnosed with Aspergers in the second grade. I've gotten better at being social since I was little, still with a bit of trouble making eye contact, though I still hate talking to people directly. I can never seem to get my point across correctly when I say something. Plus, there's always possibility if I say something that sounded right in my head but not out loud, I'll get called retarded. I did get called that for opening the door for this kid in my English class that had locked himself out (they told him to shut the door so they could lock the teacher out and he stepped out then shut it. He isn't very bright, but it was cruel to leave him out there like that, so I was called plenty of foul names when I let him in sad.gif ).

 

So yeah, I don't exactly like to socialize with some people because they don't really understand me so well and don't ever try to get to know me before they judge me... so I feel quite alone some times. At least I know I'm not alone here. smile.gif

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There are some doctors out there that still insist it's a pediatric condition (although, honestly, what do they think happens to autistic kids when they grow up?).

Heh. If anyone ever sais that to my face, I'll slap them silly. Autism is a part of their personality. (please take that the right way...) it's something that's there pretty much from when you're born ( que the trigger debate) and if you take away someone's autism you take away part og what makes them them.

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Question, since there seems to be a bunch of people here aspergers. Is it normal that a bunch of problems disapear and for relationships to improve after being diagnosed, or is that just here in socialist heaven where you suddenly get all the help you need and more?

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Question, since there seems to be a bunch of people here aspergers. Is it normal that a bunch of problems disapear and for relationships to improve after being diagnosed, or is that just here in socialist heaven where you suddenly get all the help you need and more?

Well support for adults with Aspergers in the UK is practicaly nil (I certainly haven't recieved any) but I did find my relationships with those around me improved after the diagnosis. It helped Mum come to terms with me being the person I was, and it gave me a framework to understand where I'd be going wrong in communicating.

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My son is both Autistic and mentaly handy caped.

The thing is that up to the age of two he was not simply normal but advanced for his age. Was a speaker, knew his shapes, colors, could count past ten, recognized his letters and was a beginer reader - knew a lot of his sight words.

Then something happened sudonly. He spent 1 week at his grandparents house after his first sister was born and the day he came home he ran into the living room about an hour and a half after he arrived like he was going to tell me something and then colapsed and started banging his head. I got to him as quikly as I could - putting his sister down whom I was feading at the time and just held him until it stoped. There was no indecation that he had been hurt in any way but he was not the same after that. It is like something short curcited in his brain that day and it took over a year befor anyone would believe me that something was wronge. People kept insisting that he was just acting out because of the new baby.

 

It was a stressful time and it still make me sad sometimes when I remember how smart he was those first two years. I know that something happened to cause the mentail issue but I will never know what exsactly caused the change.

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Well autism has direct genetic links, and for people who are very familiar with it the signs are there from birth. Unfortunately in the majority of circumstances no one in close contact with the child has any real experience of autism, and many of the small tells may go unnoticed.

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Well autism has direct genetic links, and for people who are very familiar with it the signs are there from birth. Unfortunately in the majority of circumstances no one in close contact with the child has any real experience of autism, and many of the small tells may go unnoticed.

I noticed the small tells - the need to touch peoples faces ( he is of the excessive contact extream ) the fact that he only talked around people he was used too.

What was suddon was the mental decline. A He went from being advanced for his age ( a 2 year old who knew enough sight words to find the VHS cassets he wanted to watch when they were not in a case ) to a child who sudenly had lost most of the knowledge he had and needed to relearn it.

He went from recognizing all his letters, animals, colors, and shapes to knowing only a few.

From counting nearly to 20 to haveing trouble counting to 10.

That is something that takes a trigger.

I spent years trying to get people to listen to me when I told them that I thought he was Autistic.

The first few times he went to Iowa City they REFUSED to test him! Their reasoning was that he would sit on my lap.

He went from being very bright to mentaly handy caped and that does require something to cause it.

 

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Ah! Sorry. Yes, that is true, but it probably means it's something unrelated to the autism. Sadly I've encountered far too many people over the years who insist that the autism itself was caused by something external, and completely ignore all medical evidence to the contrary. I guess I got the wrong end of the stick. (Something I do frequently, given my aspergers).

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I have autism and I express my feelings through my dragon, dinosaur, and horse pictures. I only have two friends, one is 40 year old Kristen who I rarely get to see (she's aspergus) and Truffle,my dear little rat. I hate being autistic, but I appreciate my talent at drawing. I just mostly hate life though. sad.gif

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Two of my cousins have autism. One of them is way older than me and I never met him. The other I know pretty well. He can talk a little, but he acts differently than a normal person. My friend's little brother has autism and my best friend from a long time ago has an older brother with autism.

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I don't think I have any mental problems (except maybe bad depression)

though I talk to myself more than other people

I think you would be surprised by how many normal people talk to themselves a lot.

The way I see it as long as one does not argue with oneself and lose then one is ahead of my mother on that score

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I'm self-diagnosed with Asperger's! I only hesitate to get a formal diagnosis because a) I don't have the money and b ) don't want my parents to find out (because they would definitely try to get me "help" or something that I really don't need or want).

 

I don't mind it, although it can be frustrating for those around me when I'm nonverbal or getting sensory overload and need to get out of a situation FAST sad.gif

 

Aside from that I don't view it as a problem! It makes me who I am and I'm fine with that.

Edited by Viktorya

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