Well....i scored 35...CT you beat me!!! Grrrrrrh!
(mind u a few times i hovered over the answers and reckon if i was more decisive i would have scored higher.....couldn't make up my mind on several answers)
So.....I know Coppertop and I are of the same opinion about thinking we are 'somwhere over the spectrum'....but what about the rest of you.... if you are around the magic 32 mark...... do you feel vaguely Autistic etc???? Or like the writer says do you 'have no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives.'
I don't think I have any more "difficulty functioning in everyday life" than anybody else. But I am, I think, a bit different
Now I have looked into it a bit I think out of five siblings in my family, four of us have autistic traits!
A few things in that test rang a bell. Like noticing if people have had their haircut etc. I don't notice, I think this is because I don't actually look at people. I also have problems recognising people. I will see someone out somewhere and not be totally sure that it is them...if you knoew what I mean
Mrsbloodyreallyfedup, are you oK?
I scored 14
But I'm deffo not normal
dd's therapists have noticed I pull my polo neck over my head when I want to avoid a conversation- just like one of the boys they work with!
There wasn't a question on that...
Sorry, MrsF. I promise to re-do the test and get a lower score.
I found some of the questions difficult to answer too. The one about whether you would prefer to go to a museum or a theatre. I found myself pedantically thinking that this would surely depend upon what was being shown/displayed etc. I actually picked the museum but then wondered if I'd be so keen if it was a "Mens Underwear Through The Ages" type of exhibition.
that bit about 'noticing changes with other people etc' i find a bit confusing....as strange though it seems....though autistic people are thought to 'not notice people' as much as they 'notice things'..... if you take the classroom situation etc....and 'change' the teacher for a 'different' once.... as soon as the autistic child 'simply sees' the teacher they will fel unsure and axious.... so i believe that noticing details of people is picked up by autists....but it's what they do with the 'imformation' that's different- so for example on the haircut stuff...... they may well notice the haircut....but in the case of my HFA-AS boyys ...they simply would 'only notice it'....not comment on it etc.
Hope this makes sence.....this is why i feel I scored only 35 on this because i do notice things....or join in socialy.....but the 'dialogue' going on in my head to keep me 'focussed' in these circumstances i feel is 'unusual'.....
we meet again CT.... yep THAT is EXACTLY my point....on many of the questions i was annalysing them...... and for the librabry/museam questions i did what you did- imagined 'on balance' what would be there to tempt me to either- then decided which had the strongest pull!!!!
MrsF - I strongly suspect that it took us twice as long to finish this test. I'm so indecisive and over-analytical about everything.
(Including just realising that "analytical" actually starts with "anal"!)