Sunday, September 10, 2006

Autism-Spectrum Quotient: AQ-test

Many people call me a profession-idiot (in Dutch: vakidioot), and some went as far as calling me an autist. So when I read about this test, I wanted to take it.
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. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives.
Take The AQ Test

And the result? Let's say I scored well above average and hereby report no significant difficulties functioning in my everyday live.


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