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Asperger's Syndrome Online Tests and Symptoms List, Introvert, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Neurotypical

Blog entry posted by Lotus97, Apr 6, 2013.

It was a few years ago that I first learned about Asperger's Syndrome. Although I recognized some of the traits in myself I didn't think I had it, but recently I decided to take some online tests. Both tests said I had Asperger's (albeit a mild case). I don't know for sure if I have it or not, but please don't tell me that you think I don't have it. There are some people on the far end of the spectrum while I'm closer to "normal" (whatever that means). My test results as well as a list of symptoms are below, but first I'll recomend some multimedia resources to learn more about Asperger's Syndrome. Also, I would recommend checking out this thread on introverts since most (if not all) people with Asperger's appear to either be introverted or have introvert traits.
http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/the-power-of-introverts.22511/

I first learned about Asperger's while watching a documentary/reality show on MTV called Made. Despite being on MTV, Made was actually a good show. One episode was about a high school boy with Asperger's. I'll host the first part of the episode here as well as a link to parts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Click the link below for the rest of the episodes.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jordan roach has &oq=Jordan roach has &gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0l4.2348.7146.0.9493.17.14.0.3.3.0.412.2726.2j8j1j1j2.14.0...0.0...1ac.1.DSq0UUSM8Ek


Then I saw a movie called Adam about a young man with Asperger's who's struggling to make it in the world after his father passes away. He is on the far end of the Asperger's spectrum. I'd recommend the movie to just about anyone.


What prompted me to finally decide to take the online tests was after watching a guy on YouTube named PewDiePie play a computer game called To The Moon where one of the main characters has Asperger's. There really isn't much gameplay as it's basically just a device to advance the story so even if you're not into video games I'd recommend checking it out. The story is very touching and people say you can't finish it without crying. The game is actually quite funny too. I should warn people that although the game itself is PG rated, the person playing the game does use foul language so don't watch it with kids around or if you're offended by that kind of stuff. Some people find PewDiePie annoying, but I find him hilarious. I don't laugh very often, but when I watch his videos I laugh a lot. He's one of the few bright spots in my otherwise dull existence. Also, please don't post any spoilers about the movie or the game. I would recommend watching the game on YouTube in HD and fullscreen so you can follow what's going on so I'll post a link to the first episode and also you can watch the video on this page if you don't feel like opening a new tab.
Link to watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pewdiepie to the moon part 1&oq=pewdiepie to the moon part 1&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0l4.63669.71524.0.71771.26.17.2.7.7.0.99.1334.17.17.0...0.0...1ac.1.DuFq6Lc8kAg


If you don't feel like watching the entire thing, I'd recommend just watching this part. Isabelle is talking about Asperger's. Both Isabelle and her sister, River, have Asperger's, but they have dealt with it in a different manner.

There were a lot of comments by people with Aspergar's who were watching the video. These are some of the many YouTube comments I found for the various To The Moon episodes.
This is the first test and below is my score. There are 50 questions. I'm not sure what else to say about it.
http://www.aspergerstestsite.com/75/autism-spectrum-quotient-aq-test/#.UVodyxeG3Tq
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This test is longer, but it gives you more in depth answers. It also separates traits into Asperger's and Neurotypical. I read the Wikipedia entry for neurotypical and it said it described people without autism, but I'm confused because this test said I had both neurotypical and Asperger traits. Also, the traits listed are all the possible traits (not just mine).
http://www.rdos.net/eng/
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  1. Graeme
    Hi Lotus. I scored a 30.

    I consider myself a heavy introvert. To the point that it causes me some of the expected problems of someone with Aspergers. I find it quite difficult to express myself writing, as I sort of lack that human flow and don’t really think of the mindset of others. However I’m very interested in other people, particularly in what makes them tick, even if I don’t like meeting them or making eye contact. I’ve developed all sorts of coping mechanisms that probably strike people on the outside as odd. I definitely find that my ASD symptoms correspond to the degree of my disease. If I’m around too much stimulation, especially bright lights, I’m pushed further into my head. Certainly one thing that goes against me being lumped in with Asperger’s is that I’m hypersensitive to the change in facial cues from those I’m speaking with. I believe this suggests a self-conscious introvert rather than someone on the spectrum.

    I’ve watched all sorts of television documentaries about ASD’s. I notice that they often categorize all the great introverted geniuses as Asperger’s. I believe this is wrong.

    I’ve often wondered how someone could be extraverted with this disease and the concomitant brain fog. How can one stay connected, and even prefer the outside, with brain fog?
  2. roxie60
    Thank you for taking the AQ Test
    Your AQ Test Score is: 34

    The official criteria for Aspergers Syndrome is an AQ score greater than 32.

    According to statistical analysis, 26 – 31 Is a borderline score.

    86% of people with this score can be correctly classified as having Aspergers Syndrome.
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  3. Lotus97
    I know someone who got a 30 on the first test and over 130 on the second test, but I got 34 on the first test and 114 on the second test. I don't think any test is going to be completely accurate, but I think they might be more accurate than if a psychiatrist or therapist tried to diagnose someone.
  4. MeSci
    I didn't see anything about the range in relation to the overall score, only re the individual sections in the pdf. Hope that makes sense - I am brain-fogged at the moment!
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  5. Lotus97
    Does that longer test (150 questions) list what the Aspie range is? I haven't gone over all the information, but they didn't seem to give any information in the results like the other test.
  6. MeSci
    That's funny - I thought I had left a comment here. I got:

    Your Aspie score: 104 of 200
    Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 108 of 200
    You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits.

    Maybe we need to start a 'borderline Aspie' community where we can feel normal! I did some internet searches for 'borderline Asperger' and did find an Aspie forum which was very friendly and welcoming to a newbie who was borderline. I didn't make a note of the URL.
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  7. taniaaust1
    I just redid one of the tests and got exactly the same score as you "Thank you for taking the AQ Test

    Your AQ Test Score is: 34

    The official criteria for Aspergers Syndrome is an AQ score greater than 32.

    "
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  8. taniaaust1
    Hi. I have an offical Aspergers diagnosis which in my country has to be done by two Autism specialists in agreement on it after viewing childhood history (throu answers given by people who knew me as a child) and how I are now. My aspergers diagnoses had been missed by 6 psychologists and 2 psychriastrists who I saw who werent specialists in it (instead those labeled me with borderline personality disorder due to my black and white thinking etc). Make sure you see someone who really knows a lot about Aspergers if you think you have something wrong and want a diagnoses.

    A great book on Aspergers which I highly recommend is by Tony Attwood (an well known Aspergers specialist) called "The complete guide to Aspergers Syndrome". On reading this book I wondered how on earth my Aspergers diagnoses had been missed for so long. It was finally first recongised by a dr I started living with who had an Aspergers son, Aspergers husband and an Aspergers brother.. and hence then sent me to Aspergers specialists for a proper diagnoses.

    Those online tests. I did in the past before my offical diagnoses.. and they came out saying I had Aspergers or probable Aspergers.
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  9. jimells
    Thanks for posting this. I'm going to check out the test. I have a nephew with Aspbergers, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find I score pretty high.
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