Saturday, June 13, 2015

well, that settles that, I guess

It appears I don't have Asperger's or any other condition on the autism spectrum. I took a test and these were the results:

A friend of mine tweets, on occasion, about being "an Aspie," i.e., someone with Asperger's (in English, we don't pronounce "Asperger's" the French way;* instead, it sounds like "ass burgers," both repellent and vaguely delicious). She recently wrote that she's never been officially diagnosed with the condition, but she's taken online tests and they seem to match her own internal assessment. Her mention of online tests is what led me to look those tests up. So I found one and took it, as you see above.

*The French verb asperger ("ah-spair-zhey") means "to squirt" or "to spritz/sprinkle" a liquid. Sprinkling a powder, as when you're dusting a cake with confectioner's sugar, is a completely different verb: saupoudrer, which has the root poudre (powder) in it.



John (I'm not a robot) said...

I scored 10 which is really no surprise. And I was vaccinated as child. Go figure.

SJHoneywell said...

25, which is high but not on the spectrum. That's not a surprise because I'm not a fan of a lot of social situations. Any introvert is going to score higher on this scale than any extrovert.

I'm not surprised by this at all.

Kevin Kim said...


I could just as easily have gotten a 10. If I took the survey again, I have no doubt my score would change by a few points, as I was just flying by the seat of my pants.


I consider myself pretty introverted, too, but I noticed that a lot of the questions also had to do with things like being fascinated by strings of numbers, taking accurate note of several conversations at one time, and other superpowers that I don't possess. I marked "strongly disagree" for all those questions, which may have led to my 8 score.

Kevin Kim said...


Just took the quiz again and got a 9.

Charles said...

I got an 11. Hooray, I guess. Not that I suspected I had autism, of course.