Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Test



TEST YOURSELF FOR AUTISM AND ASPERGERS
While the Autism Quotient Test isnt an actual diagnostic tool, many adults use this to determine if they have characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Aspergers Syndrome. It is important to note that while the test may be helpful in identifying autistic traits, individuals that feel they may be on the autism spectrum should seek an evaluation by a professional experienced with adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

CAREFULLY read each question before answering. Be sure to answer all 50 questions or your score will not be accurate.


1) I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own
Strongly Agree      Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

2) I prefer to do things the same way over and over again
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

3) If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

4) I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

5) I often notice small sounds when others do not
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

6) I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

7) Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

8) When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

9) I am fascinated by dates
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

10) In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people's conversations
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

11) I find social situations easy
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

12) I tend to notice details that others do not
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

13) I would rather go to a library than to a party
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

14) I find making up stories easy
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

15) I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

16) I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can't pursue
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

17) I enjoy social chitchat
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

18) When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgewise
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

19) I am fascinated by numbers
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

20) When I'm reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters' intentions
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

21) I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

22) I find it hard to make new friends
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

23) I notice patterns in things all the time
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

24) I would rather go to the theater than to a museum
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

25) It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

26) I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

27) I find it easy to 'read between the lines' when someone is talking to me
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

28) I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

29) I am not very good at remembering phone numbers
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

30) I don't usually notice small changes in a situation or a person's appearance
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

31) I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

32) I find it easy to do more than one thing at once
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

33) When I talk on the phone, I'm not sure when it's my turn to speak
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

34) I enjoy doing things spontaneously
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

35) I am often the last to understand the point of a joke
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

36) I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

37) If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

38) I am good at social chitchat
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

39) People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

40) When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

41) I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants)
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

42) I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

43) I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

44) I enjoy social occasions
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

45) I find it difficult to work out people's intentions
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

46) New situations make me anxious
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

47) I enjoy meeting new people
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

48) I am a good diplomat
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

49) I am not very good at remembering people's date of birth
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree

50) I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending
Strongly Agree     Somewhat Agree     Somewhat Disagree     Strongly Disagree





The Autism Spectrum Quotient test was created by Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at the Cambridge's Autism Research Centre.
 
 

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  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide

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