On the Aspie Quiz & Results

So, I just let everyone in on the secret, that I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism. One reason I’m so sure is because I just took this test, and it’s very long and detailed, 150 questions, and my score was, well, extremely strong for Asperger’s. If you really want to see the report, it’s 14 pages long, and you can download it here: Aspie Quiz Results.

Want to take the Aspie quiz yourself?

Or, read more intensely about the questions and what the answers mean? Aspie quiz evaluation

Here are some of the questions on the test, which gives you the option of yes, no, or a little. Keep in mind that no one will answer to the Aspie side of every single question… I don’t think. Although, I did come awfully damn close!

In the following, the word “neurotypical” means someone considered “normal” by our society, ie. someone who does not have any form of autism.

Differences in biology

The Aspie-biology group contains various biological traits that are related to autism. These traits range from sensory issues to physical differences. 88 The neurotypical biology group contains various biological traits that are missing in autistics. 

Sensory issues

  1. Do you notice small sounds that others don’t, and feel pained by loud or irritating noise?90
  2. Do you have a very acute sense of taste?91
  3. Do you feel tortured by clothes tags, clothes that are too tight in certain places or are made in the ‘wrong’ material?92
  4. Are you sensitive to heat, cold, wind and/or changes in air-pressure, humidity etc?93
  5. Do you see yourself as sensitive?94
  6. If you have to be touched, do you prefer it to be firmly rather than lightly?95

Aspie physical traits

  1. Do you have food intolerances?98
  2. Are you lefthanded or ambidextrious?99
  3. Do you have unusual eating patterns?100
  4. Do you have loose joints that have dislocated?101
  5. Are you flat-footed?102
  6. Do you have dandruff?103
  7. Do you have psoriasis?104
  8. Do you have odd teeth; e.g. teeth that are crooked or bigger than usual; gaps; overlaps; underbite etc.?105
  9. Are you shorter than what is normal for your gender?106
  10. Do you have a prominent bulge in the rear of your skull (occipital bun)?107

Missing distance-hunting traits

  1. Do you have difficulty with throwing and catching a ball?108
  2. Do you have a tendency to drop things?109
  3. Do you have difficulties judging distances, height, depth or speed?110
  4. Do you have difficulties with fine motor skills and/or hand-eye co-ordination?111
  5. Can you whistle?112

Intellectual abilities and disabilities

The Aspie ability group contains various superior traits of autistics. Most of these are related to differences in information processing, narrow interests and determination. 113 The Aspie disability group contains various problems of autistics in relation to neurotypicals. Most of these have low correlations and are mostly related to dyslexia, dyscalculia and differences in processing information. Many of these things have only become problematic very recently. 114

Aspie abilities

  1. Do you have unconventional, often unique ways of solving problems?115
  2. Do you focus on one interest at a time and become an expert on that subject?116
  3. Is you imagination unusual, with unique ideas that others don’t have?117
  4. Do you have one special talent which you have emphasised and worked on?118
  5. Do you take an interest in, and remember, details that others do not seem to notice?119
  6. Are you very gifted in one or more areas?120

Aspie disabilities

  1. Do you find it difficult to taking notes in lectures?121
  2. Do you find it difficult to read written material unless it is very interesting or very easy?122
  3. Do you have trouble reading clocks?123
  4. Do you often forget were you put things?124
  5. Do you often make spelling errors?125

Nonverbal communication differences

Differences in nonverbal communication forms the core of autistic problems…

Autistic problems with neurotypical nonverbal communication

  1. In conversations, do you have trouble with things like timing and reciprocity?130
  2. Are you often surprised what people’s motives are ?131
  3. Do you have difficulties interpreting body language and/or facial expressions and figuring out what people feel and want, unless they tell you?132
  4. Do you tend to interpret things literally and/or reply to rhetorical questions?133
  5. Do you have problems distinguishing voices from background noise, or from other voices?134
  6. Do you have a monotonous voice and/or difficulty adjusting volume and speed when you talk?135

Autistic nonverbal communication

  1. Have you been accused of staring?136
  2. Do you talk to yourself?137
  3. Do you roll your eyes as part of your communication?138
  4. Do you bounce your leg?139
  5. Do you click or rub a pen for the fun of it?140
  6. In conversations, do you use small sounds that others don’t seem to use?141
  7. Do you rock your body?142
  8. Do you thrust your tongue at the wrong occasion?143

Social differences

The Aspie social group contains both some problems related to neurotypical nonverbal communication and differences in social preferences. 144 The obsessive group also contains additional social preferences of autistics. 145 It is not easy to distinguish between real preferences and problems relating to social exclusion and bullying. The neurotypical social group contains social preferences of neurotypicals.

Probable autistic social preferences

  1. Have you felt different from others for most of your life?148
  2. Do you find the usual courting behavior unnatural?149
  3. Do you sometimes not feel anything at all, even though other people expect you to?150
  4. Is your sense of humor different from mainstream and / or considered odd?151
  5. Do you have high morals and a tendency to stand up for your ideals and beliefs even if they are contrary to general consensus, or if it means social or economical disadvantages?152
  6. Do you feel uncomfortable with strangers?153
  7. Do you dislike it when people turn up at your home uninvited?154
  8. Do you dislike shaking hands?155
  9. Do you prefer to only meet people you know, one-on-one, or in small, familiar groups?156
  10. Are you easily embarrased?157
  11. Do you prefer to talk only when you have something relevant to say?158
  12. Do you have an intense dislike for the military?159

Obsessions

  1. Do you become frustrated if an activity that is important to you gets interrupted?160
  2. Do you prefer to wear the same clothes and/or eat the same food every day?161
  3. Does it feel vitally important to be left undisturbed to persue your special interests?162
  4. Do you need to sit on your favourite seat, go the same route or shop in the same shop every time?163
  5. Do you love to collect and organize things, make lists & diagrams etc?164
  6. Do you have obsessions or compulsions (repeated irresistible impulses to do certain things)?165
  7. Do you have very strong attachments to certain objects, e.g. a favourite cup or a favourite towel and really need to have that precise one?166
  8. Are you punctual, conscientious and perfectionist?167
  9. Have you experienced stronger than normal attachments to certain people?168

Problems related to social exclusion and the majority being neurotypical

  1. Do you find preferable/easier to understand & communicate with computers, animals or unusual people?169
  2. Do you feel awkward in romantic situations?170
  3. Do you have more difficulties than others of the same age when it comes to making friendships and getting into relationships?171
  4. Do you tend to feel get nervous, shy, confused and/or like you don’t fit in, in various social situations?172
  5. Do you get exceedingly tired after socializing, and need to regenerate alone?173
  6. Do you find yourself more attracted to things, ideas, music, computers, animals, buildings or vehicles than to people and social exchange?174
  7. Do you find it easier to communicate online than in real life?175
  8. Are you more of an observer than one who participates in life – being a detached observer ?176
  9. Are you asexual?177

Social behaviors of neurotypicals

  1. Is a large social network important for you?178
  2. Is creating a social identity important for you?179
  3. Do you appreciate to be in charge of other people?180
  4. Do you have an interest for fashions?181
  5. Do you enjoy gossip?182
  6. Do you find it natural that males take initiatives to start a romantic relationship?183
  7. Is your style and image very important to you?184
  8. Is other people’s image of you important to you?185
  9. Do you find it natural to keep track of whom owes whom favours?186
  10. Do you enjoy wearing jewelry?187
  11. Do you enjoy make-up?188
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2 thoughts on “On the Aspie Quiz & Results

  1. Hi, I have been diagnosed with Asperger’s. I stumbled on your blog by accident and was overwhelmed at how similar our experiences have been in regards to our health. I just want to double check something though, as I know you define yourself as an “aspie”. Have you been professionally assessed and diagnosed or are you self diagnosed? I’d like to ask the same question for all the physical illnesses you talk about.

    Thank you,

    Ash (also ash haha)

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    • Hi Ash, thanks for stopping by! I haven’t been officially diagnosed as an Aspie, but have taken a number of the more intense online tests, ones similar to what psych professionals use, and score very high into the Aspie range. I had never even heard of Asperger’s until a decade or so ago, and was shocked when I read about it, because it was just so me. It really helped, figuring this out, putting my life experiences into perspective, especially things that had puzzled me.
      I don’t really feel the need to get professionally diagnosed as it’s not going to change anything. I’m pretty much housebound from my illnesses, so it’s not like I’m dealing with people in person much. I try to keep it in mind even with online friends, of which I’ve made many, and always warn new friends that I am an Aspie, and they should expect the whole, raw, truth and honesty from me in conversation. I find even the normal little white lies uncomfortable.

      As to my physical illnesses, yes, I was diagnosed in 1999 with CFS and fibromyalgia, then came POTS, hypothyroidism, IBS, adrenal insufficiency, Lyme disease, inflammatory arthritis, chronic reactivated EBV (Epstein Barr virus) and other chronic reactivated viruses, and full blown ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). And migraines, lots of migraines… It’s been a long road. I have good doctors and take quite a few meds, but am working on it also from a nutritional and supplemental standpoint, as there are known deficiencies in metabolic pathways of CFS and ME patients.
      If there’s anything I can do to help, just ask!

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