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#16 User is offline   WardenWolf 

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:48 PM

Well, if anyone's interested:

http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

It's a long quiz, it's by no means official, but it can be a pretty good indicator.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

Hmmm . . . seems I lean heavily toward the Aspie side.

Of course, that's where all the cool people are. :o
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:33 PM

I'm still working on trying to figure out how to read/interpret this thing.

I think what it's saying is "you're not really aspie, but you sure suck as a 'regular' person too."

Guess it is just my wiring rather than anything they can diagnose, as I suspected.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Autism is often referred to as the "Autism Spectrum" which is the term to describe the various levels WW mentioned. Clinically the diagnoses on the spectrum range from "high functioning" (Asberger's falls into this range) to "low functioning". WW is right that the Savant (previously called "Idiot Savant") characteristic within autism is very rare. It also is very diverse in its display. Some have gifts for math, while others are talented in music or art. Autism is a very quirky disorder. It has strong impacts on intelligence, but also on sensory perception. WW mentioned visual acuity, recognition of patterns, but he also mentioned how loud noises affect him. Sensitivity to noise, light, and even textures on the skin are quite common in Autism. Asberger's is a high-functioning form of autism, and entails the descriptions WW provided, but also generally includes a higher than average IQ.

Question for you Warden: what do you think of the APA's decision to change the DSM designation of Asberger's to combine it within the Autism Spectrum diagnosis?
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:26 PM

Honestly, I think it should be rolled under the autism header, but kept as a separate subtype rather than being completely eliminated as a category. The problem is that there are very definative personality and functioning differences between your average person with Asperger's and your average person with HFA. Unfortunately, the two categories are currently separated only by whether there is a measurable language delay. The categories should be improved, but should be kept separate.

Well, it's not specifically loud noises that bother me. I'm rather desensitized to that, although loud environments are draining. I'm a little bit sensitive to sunlight, but I always wear dark sunglasses when I'm outside so it's not a big deal. I usually wear them until the sun has fully set. I can adapt to it if I'm out in it long enough, but it's a bit draining (very bright sunlight drains anyone after long enough, though). My outdoor paintball goggles are dark smoked, and I have a separate mask with a clear lens for indoor use.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

View PostWardenWolf, on Apr 4 2010, 03:48 PM, said:

Well, if anyone's interested:

http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

It's a long quiz, it's by no means official, but it can be a pretty good indicator.



i think that was the one i took, is that the crazy one with the real funky graph?

i still have it saved around here somewhere..



but anyways, i should have noticed something was out of whack years ago, not until i heard someone say "dude, i forreal heard Conor had like a fricken rocket under his bed" was it time to realize that im different.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:35 AM

144 out of 200 Aspie score, so I am very likely an Aspie. I didn't think I was, but maybe I am? Would explain somethings I guess.

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I kinda get the graph, someone help me make better heads and tails of this?
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:24 AM

Welcome back Ward!

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Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your Aspie score: 43 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 172 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

Since people are out posting scores...

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Your Aspie score: 107 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 100 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:32 AM

It's been a while since I took it, but my score was 140 aspie / 60 NT as I recall (maybe slightly off on the NT side).

Here's my graph:

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I've seen lots of people take this quiz. Even among aspies, every person's graph is very different. Note that often a person's first taking will score low due to not fully understanding it, and it's often more accurate to answer based on whether you've ever done something, not whether you do it now, because some traits fade with time.

Some aspie behaviors are kind of ADHD-like, like bouncing your leg, tapping your foot or fingers, etc. It's kind of a sensory stimulation thing, and the common term for it is "stimming". Because of this, though, it can often be mistaken for a weird form of ADHD.

There's a very good website out there at WrongPlanet.net. Lots of good resources and information.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:40 AM

So then, out of curiosity, does anyone know how to read these graphs? And does anyone know what a rough "average" (realizing everyone is different) graph would appear as?

So far, the raw data means nothing to me without some context.

EDIT - Just saw the link. May check it later for if they have the average information.

I really don't care to self-diagnose or try to get a diagnosis from anyone else. It's just a bit of curiosity.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:54 AM

The graphs are more of a curiosity than anything else. At best, they can sometimes show similar mental types and a very basic distribution of tendencies. It's the overall score that's far more telling.

Your graph's interesting, Thalion. Aside from hunting it shows a very similar overall curve to mine.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

Indeed.

I took the exam twice, posting the results of the second. My first wasn't dissimilar though, just a few "I don't knows" in place of a real answer.

EDIT - Should I make the graph scarier by saying I'm a network/system admin type engineer?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:45 PM

I got to 50 and just couldn't continue.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:55 PM

Very interesting topic. I knew full well about Autism, but honestly never heard of the Asperger portion until about a month ago while watching that new show Parenthood on NBC, one of the kids was diagnosed w/ it. I had a friend in HS that was part of our Youth Group at church, he leaned very much towards the severe end of the Autistic spectrum. He was functioning physically, but hardly socially. He was a very interesting guy & we all loved having him around, he had an incredible memory. He was, without sounding insensitive, a trivia machine. Sports, TV, history... didn't matter, he retained it.

I took the test...

Your Aspie score: 73 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 133 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical


Most of my answers leaned heavily towards NT, w/ only the Talent aspect leaning more so Aspie. My greatest difference in the other direction was Social, it leaned heavily NT. As much as I hate small talk & meeting new people, I guess I'm "normal" in that area. There were definitely some answers in each category that were Aspie, but I guess the average was in line w/ what they perceive as normal.

My favorite question: 91 - Do you sometimes have an urge to jump over things? Haha, who doesn't? Of course my urge has decreased as I've gotten older :dry:.

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View PostAce-014, on Apr 5 2010, 11:35 AM, said:

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I kinda get the graph, someone help me make better heads and tails of this?

The graph is broken into halves - NT on the left & Aspie on the right w/ Intellectual aspects of your personality/person separated on the top half & Physical aspects on the bottom half. As an example: looking at your graph it shows, based on your answers, that the Talent aspect has the most extreme differences between the NT & Aspie halves. Whereas the Perception aspects are pretty balanced.

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