So I just did the AQ Test which is an amateur version of a medical test devised to discover whether you have Asperger’s.

Anyone involved with geeks will know that we share many character traits with those suffering Asperger syndrome: obsessive attention to detail, social awkwardness, and some difficulty relating to other people. A few years ago, I ran across a test used to diagnose Asperger syndrome, and was surprised to note that it seems like a thumbnail description of your average geek.

And I scored 25. Which is not yet Asperger’s (that starts around 32), but it’s above the average math contest winner.

Kind of worrying.

Disclaimer:

This test is designed for fun. It is not meant to test you for any disorder (real or imagined). You can’t glean anything meaningful from this test without consulting with a mental health professional. It is not intended to make light of those who are suffering from autism or Aspergers syndrome. If you are worried about your mental health, see a professional.

7 thoughts on “

  1. 15. Average woman, and average male or female biologist.

    Given that I had to pretend I was someone’s Biology tutor for an hour yesterday – the human digestive system…soooo exciting – I can safely say that this score is probably the closest I’ll ever come to biologists.

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