Empowering Autistic Girls and Women

The AS Quotient

Take the Test         www.wired.com/wired/aqtest
 
 
1. I prefer to do things on my own rather than with others.
 
2. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
 
3. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind
 
.4. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things
 
.5. I often notice small sounds when others do not.
 
6. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
 
7. Other people frequently tell me that what I’ve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
 
8. When I’m reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
 
9. I am fascinated by dates.
 
10. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.
 
11. I find social situations easy.
 
12. I tend to notice details that others do not.
 
13. I would rather go to a library than a party.
 
14. I find making up stories easy.
 
15. I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
 
16. I tend to have very strong interests which I get upset about if I can’t pursue.
 
17. I enjoy social chit-chat.
 
18. When I talk, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.
 
19. I am fascinated by numbers.
 
20. When I’m reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.
 
21. I don’t particularly enjoy reading fiction.
 
22. I find it hard to make new friends.
 
23. I notice patterns in things all the time
 
24. I would rather go to the theatre than a museum.
 
25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
 
26. I frequently find that I don’t know how to keep a conversation going.
 
27. I find it easy to ‘read between the lines’ when someone is talking to me.
 
28. I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.
 
29. I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.
 
30. I don’t usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person’s appearance.
 
31. I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
 
32. I find it easy to do more than one thing at a time.
 
33. When I talk on the phone, I’m not sure when it’s my turn to speak.
 
34. I enjoy doing things spontaneously.
 
35. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
 
36. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
 
37. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
 
38. I am good a social chit-chat.
 
39. People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.
 
40. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
 
41. I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of cars, birds, trains, plants, etc.).
 
42. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
 
43. I like to plan any activities I participate in carefully.
 
44. I enjoy social occasions.
 
45. I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions.
 
46. New situations make me anxious.
 
47. I enjoy meeting new people.
 
48. I am a good diplomat.
 
49. I am not very good at remembering people’s dates of birth.
 
50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

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