Take the online Asperger’s Test

Do you suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Autism / Aspergers Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center.

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Do I have aspergers?

This is a question that really requires the use of the AQ test or a more formal medical diagnosis.
Traditionally Asperger Syndrome had been a unique diagnosis of neurodevelopment disorders.  This became grouped under the category of autism spectrum disorders as part of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual.

You have probably arrived at this page because you suspect yourself or someone you care about has Aspergers Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA).  It hasn’t been until the past ten years or so that adults have begun to become aware that they may have an autism spectrum disorder which is effecting their mental health.

Now with many celebrities and successful business people proclaiming that they have the condition there has been a massive increase in the number of people looking for advice diagnosis or treatment. This is particularly so for those in the field of engineering or computer sciences where a certain level of introversion in the industry tends to attract those with an autism spectrum disorder who avoid social situations, eye contact and have difficulty interpreting body language.

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What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Traditionally Asperger Syndrome had been a unique diagnosis of neurodevelopment disorders.  This became grouped under the category of autism spectrum disorders as part of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual.

What are the symptoms of autism?

There are various different characteristics that one may observe in an individual with autism. These may include:
Challenges with social interaction
Maintaining eye contact
Social awareness -understanding social clues such as facial expressions, body language, tones of voice and sarcasm
Sensitivity to sensory input
Obsessive interests
Strong imagination
Intense attention to detail

One of the behaviours exhibited is a tendency to identify patterns and recall phone or car number plates.

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Is the test result different in women

Autism in women

It is important to note that the effects of autism spectrum disorders are different in women to men. The average score for women with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism is usually about 5 points higher than for men.
As a general screening tool this questionnaire on this site is is still effective for the purpose of diagnosis.

How do you test for Aspergers?

On this site we use the Autism Quotient or AQ test which gives a score at the end of it. The score is indicative of the degree to which an individual is on the autism spectrum.

The test is completely FREE and is comprised of a number of multiple choice questions. At the end of the test you will receive a score which can be used to assess the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken the aspergers test since its creation and it has proved to be an effective screening mechanism in the diagnosis of AS. It can be used by adults, including parents taking the test on behalf of their children.

Who designed the Asperger’s AQ Test?

This short multiple choice questionnaire known as the Autism Spectrum Quotient or AQ Test was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues from the Cambridge Autism Research Centre. Its goal was to provide a simple screening mechanism that could be used by doctors/general practitioners as a basis for referring patients for a more formal Asperger’s Syndrome evaluation. More information about the test format can be found here.

How long does the AQ Aspergers test take?

The quiz, which takes less than 7 minutes to complete the evaluation. It explores different criteria to give a result.

It should be noted that this is not a replacement for seeing a mental health expert.

Take this short Asperger's Quiz and find out where you are on the spectrum/

Please note, for privacy reasons we do not store the results of the AQ test.

It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an indication of the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome, it is not meant to replace a formal medical diagnosis. It is recommended that you visit your doctor if you are concerned. Please see our guide on getting an official diagnosis and answers to other frequently asked questions at www.AspergersTestSite.com.

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  • Chris says:

    I suspect I may not be diagnosed as properly ASP, but I suspect I’m defintely somewhere between autistic and normal – spanning the gap. I work in programming and seem to understand some who are OCD, truly down a rabbit hole, and those who require their skills. I’m an older man – 47 – and have had numerous assignments where I’ve clearly annoyed women with bluntness that offends propriety, though not harassing at all.

    • Sasha says:

      I also am within programming and music. It was very interesting finding that this is the route where people with Aspurgers syndrome should go down.

  • daire says:

    42/50. knew i was different all my life. better at anything mental than anyone else ive met. been unable to sleep all my life and hate meeting anyone new. offend people constantly without knowing why. have been using cannabis since 13 and found the symptoms such as going mad at someone for touching something of mine or being unable to sleep disappeared. weed definitely gives my mind a rest and recommend anyone else to try it

    • April says:

      Omg I keep telling my doctors that weed is the only thing that quiets my brain and gives me peacecand the ability to focus on what’s happening and needs to be done 😉

  • donna says:

    I read some of the comments from people who definitly seem to have aspergers. I was concerened about my son, and in the process, just took the test for myself. (I scored a 46!) I’m 52 now…but I took the test remembering how I felt for the majority of my life…realizing that I too, thought it was related to childhood, and had issues my whole life that led me to a life of drug addiction. Most of my life I didn’t even like people, and didn’t care if they liked me. But I still worried about what they thought about me all the time. It was about all I thought about. And like everyone else, I wanted to be able to hold down a job. And boy were there issues there. (because so much emphasis is placed on being able to work ‘with’ people) Had I only known…but the part i wanted to say was that working through life, i’ve overcome a lot of it. I don’t worry about what people think about what i have to say 1/100th as much as I did when I was much younger. And I’ve always enjoyed being good in math, and grew up thinking that part was a gift…so don’t worry too much. you will overcome a lot of it if you want to. I went to a good church (Calvary Chapel) where I learned to associate with people without a lot of judgment, and with a lot of love & patience just by watching other people and just imitate what appears to be healthy behavior, and also voicing my fears to people, who then tell me it simply didn’t matter. (feedback is great!) As time passes, things get a lot better. (for me they did)

  • Christy says:

    Im so confused. I was never diagnosed with autism as a child. But I have a severely hard time making friends. I feel socially awkward, I can get along with guys but not girls (im a girl). But even with many guys i feel like i dont know what to say, and this makes me really depressed. When i finally make a friend i try to think of excuses not to hang out because i rather be alone. I like to sit in my room and just send text messages to people. I have a really hard time comprehending reading, my english has seemed to gotten worse as i got older. I feel like i used to be smart but not anymore. Im always doubting myself and feel like im not good enough to do things. Im on a lot of medication, im always worried what people will think of me, because i feel like everyone hates me. Im in my mid twenties and I constantly miss work because of bad days, some days i feel like i just cant be around people. I only like to have a few close people in my life. I have a strong fear of rejection and im always worried i said something to upset someone. As a kid i would throw tantrums a lot and i still have anger issues even with my managers I will not think before i speak when i get into an angry mood. I talk too much to smoe people i know well, i dont ever let others get a word in, then with people i dont know i feel like i have to say things to make them like me and even when people tell me they do i think they are lying. I have to take a ton of anxiety medication if im meeting someone for the first time. Even leaving my house gives me anxiety. I rather sit home all day and do nothing. The depression is controlling my life and my ocd my repetitive behaviours is out of control. im always late because this is my normal routine and its almost impossible for me to be on time. I was diagnosed with so many different things but this was not one of them but seems like it fits me the most . Confused

    • Cherry says:

      Hey Christy 🙂
      It’s almost like my mind is similar to you, what were you diagnosed with??
      I wish you well, Christy 🙂
      I hope you’ll get better and happier! 🙂 xxx

    • Josh Edwards says:

      Hi Christy,

      I’ve read a great deal of the comments people have posted on here and yours seemed the most similar to how I feel.

      I was never diagnosed with anything as a child, I was just described as “quite shy”. I’ve always struggled in social situations. Usually I just don’t know what to say to people, like I don’t know how to start conversations and I don’t know how to keep a conversation going once someone else has started one. It seems like whatever I say just kills the conversation and this really gets me down. I also can get along with guys more so than girls, but still struggle with a lot of guys. I’ve spent the majority of my free time this year by myself, locked away in my room, barely seeing, texting or keeping in contact with anyone because I struggle so much doing it. I’ve noticed my ability to keep in contact with my friends has got so much worse in the last few years. I’m 22 now and have 2 friends I consider to be close friends, and I even text those guys way less than any normal person would text their best friends because I don’t know what I’m supposed to be saying or talking about. I also feel the same way about reading as you do! I don’t understand how people can read books! I have tried reading novels and stuff in the past but I can never get properly into them, and it just feels like I’m looking at a bunch of words on a page instead of a story. I’m extremely worried about what people think of me, not really in the way I look, but I’m always worried people are judging me because of my lack of social skills and then I get worried that they think I’m weird. I have them days like you where I can’t be around people, like if a group of people I know want to go do something I’ll get texts and I’ll ignore them, then eventually I’ll get phone calls from them and I’ll ignore them too. I feel terrible for doing it but I do it ALL THE TIME! I’ve tried opening up to my closer friends about everything and it does feel kind of good to get some of these issues off my chest, but at the same time I feel as if they don’t understand and are thinking to themselves that I’m overly dramatic or weird. I haven’t felt normal for a long while. I scored 38 on this test, but I don’t want to be one of those people that does an online test and instantly accepts that they have that condition. I’ve been looking into depression and bi-polar disorders and have shown symptoms, but at the end of the day I’m not a doctor so I can’t say for sure that’s what’s wrong with me. But I think getting a high score on this test as well as a few for depression has made me think that I should go see a doctor.

  • bojenn says:

    Hello, I’m almost 60 yoa. My father was a mechanical engineer, my cousins are physicist, I am a psychiatric nurse with OCD and was wondering about myself even further than OCD.

    After taking this test and another, I am almost positive I am close to autistic or have had Aspergers all my life or something like this.

    I have worked with great difficulty and find leaving my home to go to work is a task.

    When I drive to work it is an hour drive to and from. When going either way, I MUST have an exact time that I leave the hours and the map and mileage go hand and hand and are two musts I have done all my life.

    I though it was OCD but am convinced now it is more Aspergers.

    PS, my father, the rocket scientist had a diagnosis of “mild Autism,” dated 1950’s so I’m extremely curious about my own.

    Thank you, bojenn

  • Amanda says:

    A friend of mind thought I might have Aspberger’s.

  • Elaine says:

    please send my results

  • sarah says:

    I’m very intrested in figuring out the human mind but at the same time I’ve always been very antisocial. Even as a kid I prefered books & maybe 1 or 2 close friends but rarely do I connect on a certain level with people. I get people, read them well. Learned & taught myself how to I guess put on a show and interact with others but inside I prefer to do things alone. I do sometimes like to hang with others but not as much as everyone else & its been a source of lots of guilt throughout the years.

    • Graham says:

      Sarah just read your comments, could have been written about me,sometimes wish I wasn’t like this but truthfully love my own company despite being in long term relationship and having child,good luck with rest of your life.

  • Alice says:

    It says I have a 34….Problem is I thought people with aspergers weren’t very emotional?I’m so emotional and caring about other people that it’s ridiculous.I try to put myself in other people shoes and feel what they might feel.I’m just very socially awkward when it comes to conversations and any type of social situation.Most of the time I have no idea what I should say or do.I had social anxiety at one point.

  • deborah says:

    a friend mentioned that i have the signs of aspergers so im checking out what its about

  • G Troy says:

    Have been diagnosed as BPD but today my therapist asked me what I thought about Aspbergers and I have always been curious, so I took the test!

  • KC says:

    I am a therapist wanting to see the assessment.

  • Katy77449 says:

    I have always felt different to others, I do like to be around others but not being on the spot light. Not sure if I have self esteem problems, sometimes I feel others are better but other times I feel superior. I get really anxious about having to talk while at a table

  • N somers says:

    Curious to see if I am

  • Jess U says:

    is a score of 42 mean that i do or dont have autism?

  • Lee Sylvester says:

    I have long thought myself to have CAPD. My wife has been saying for years that she believes I have Autism or Aspergers. Finally, I’m starting to think it’s possible, too. I just always thought I wasn’t a people person, preferring to get on with the many inventive / creative things I love. Now, I’m starting to see a pattern that’s changing my mind considerably.

  • Marina Marina says:

    Today my son’s teacher invited me to school because my 7 year old boy used F-word second time. Finally she suspected that he get that sindrom, and advised to me the consultation with specialist.So, I start from me, perhaps I got it too.

  • Vince S says:

    And now it is all working again! The symptoms gave every indication of being a server end issue which is obviously fixed now. I got a score of 16 and my purpose to doing that was to check where I am parked so I can now have a crack at filling it out on behalf of another who I am almost certain has aspergers and I just want to test the idea before gently leading them in the direction to do the self discovery thing, with the consequential actions that should follow if the probability is confirmed.

  • Vince S says:

    well if you are wondering the score I got for the other person was 32, but I also realise about 10 of the q’s were a guess where I took the “slightly” option for whichever way I felt the answer was slanted. So we need to get a “real” number but it is looking like this is an aspect to what has been happening! We are both approx 50yo.
    One thing, the q about making up stories is unclear – are we talking about effortless lies or is it an ability to spontaneously create an imaginative situation?

  • roller says:

    good to know if what you are is aspergers

  • roller says:

    this is a very good website

  • LP says:

    At first, I was trying to enter responses on behalf of my adult son because I suspect he may have aspergers. Instead, I entered my own responses as I started to question ‘how far the apple falls from the tree’. I won’t reject or accept a diagnosis based on this qsnairre. It will merely assist me to be more attuned with myself and those around me. Looking fwd to the results.

  • paul says:

    very good questions

  • paul leahy says:

    i cant tell if people like me or not

  • dave says:

    just had to take this as i’m beginning to wonder if i have asbergers as the more i find out about it the more i think i’ve got it

  • Kenny says:

    Just want to know

  • Pam says:

    I’ve always felt I had some form of Aspergers; it’s more than introversion. And it’s not just social skills but learning styles and how I process new information. Looking forward to my scores.

  • liz.tinker says:

    Interesting test

  • Donahue says:

    Test taken by self so should not be taken into account to gain data.

  • Jack Bardell says:

    Surprised the questionnaire does not have a ‘neutral’ answer

  • trish long says:

    MY DAUGHTER HAS ASPERGERS.

    • Alexa says:

      Don’t freak out, be proud! I most likely have aspergers too, I’m a kid, literally, a kid in Jr High taking it among myself to take this test! Anyway, don’t panic! My mother told me geniuses in the world have had aspergers! People like Da Vinci, Michelangelo,Steve Jobs, Temple Grandin, Mozart and many more! This changed my whole view on aspergers! Tell that to your daughter, she’ll be happy with herself to be on the same spectrum as hundreds of geniuses!

  • Archie says:

    Interesting test, kind of fun, too.

    • Kumar says:

      My 14 year old daughter has Aspergers and had a terirble time from 4th grade to 8th grade in public school. She was in the gifted track, and did very very well academically, but had a difficult time with her peers. She was very consistently bullied and became really victim minded (why me? why am I so weird, why do they pick on me?). By the end of 6th grade she had finally made a friend. By the end of 8th grade she had 2 or 3 friends, but school was still almost unbearable. Her IEP was ONLY about socialization and nothing academic at all. She finished middle school with a 4.0 GPA. it was, in retrospect, a very difficult time.She got into a private prep school (by far the best school in the region) for the 9th grade and it has changed her life. She loves school, she has friends, she played a varsity sport (and even lettered), and she is still making straight A’s. The school offers financial aid (I am a single mom and the dad isn’t helping with the tuition) and it’s truly been a miraculous beginning to her high school years. she is SO happy and SO in love with school. All I can say is keep looking for an alternative. They are out there and it is SO worth it when you find it.

  • Robert says:

    Well this couldn’t be a diagnostic test when it could take hours of professional examining and still have no clear diagnoses.but I guess it gives a basic idea if you answer honestly as possible

  • denise says:

    its weird because i love being in my room by myself more than i should…i find tons of things to immerse myself in, such as reading, my phone, my computer, the tv, my arts and crafts and cleaning and organizing keep me occupied and happy! yet because i can be completely fine without people worries me…then again when I DO go out and socialize with friends, i am great at it. I usually make strangers feel like weve been friends forever. but then i go back home and i shut my doors on everyone until im ready to go back out. im curious to know if i have a condition…

  • Jody says:

    Checking to see if my daughter might have aspergers

  • paul says:

    confused,as someone said they thought i had this

  • bianca dell andrea via Madonna 20 31015 CONEGLIANO TV says:

    Sono Studente di Psicologia, 3° anno. Sto preparando tesi per Laurea breve: “Autismo.Asperger in adulti” non diagnosticati nel passato. Per favore, chiedo di essere informata su qualche ‘caso’ per giustificare il supporto degli studi che già posseggo da Psichiatria e Genetica.
    Mantenetemi aggiornata. Grazie.
    Bianca Dell’Andrea

  • eric76 says:

    I never really thought about Asperger’s, but came across something about prosopagnosia which explains a lot — I recognize people primarily by the sound of their voice rather than looking at their face. There appears to be some correlation with Asperger’s. When reading up on Asperger’s, I came across this test on several different web sites, took the test, and made a 42. I also appear to meet a number of the criteria for ADHD except for the hyperactivity traits, and some obsessive-compulsiveness traits as well.

    I thought I was fairly normal, but now I’m starting to wonder.

  • Donna says:

    I know I have aspergers

  • Charlene says:

    Believing my daughter is displaying symptoms I gave her the test to do. I also did the test out of curiosity. I scored a 9, my daughter scored a 47. I’m pleased I have listened to my gut instincts and booked a pediatrician appointment regardless of other peoples judgement believing its all about my parenting. Thank you.

  • Yumi Shirogami says:

    I was under suspicion of having Asperger Syndrome (The unique feature of ASD that I did not fit was the “imagination” – I started hating Lorna Wing and Leo Kanner …).
    My boyfriend (who is also a distant cousin of mine) was diagnosed as aspie, but do not think he has, he is much more sociable than me! XD

  • LW says:

    I’m doing this test on behalf of my twins as I suspect they fit the diagnosis

  • Dan says:

    It was suggested by a friend that I probably have AS. I scored a 44 (maximum is 50) on this and a 172 out of 200 on another test. I believe I should be evaluated by a professional.

  • Dale says:

    I’m diagnosed with mild autism/ asperges and I scored 24! These tests are similar to questions your asked but I was diagnosed mainly from my past. They think I was born with it and its wired cuz from ages 3-14 I was really out going, wild, crazy, clever But now for past 8 years I find it hard to talk in social situations, dont make eye contact, the complete opposite!

  • Marylynnbolwell bolwell says:

    Curious to see if I have any of the symptoms

  • I scored a 43…good to know..I think the doctor got about that on my assesment.

  • Melissa says:

    I took this on behalf of my boyfriend of 10 years. I have said for years when people ask me why I stay with him, that I swear he has Asperger’s. He scored a 44! I can’t wait to go home and take it with him to see his perception. Then to figure what to do to help him.

  • Holden Douglas (Doug) Cook says:

    I may be the most dislxic person who got through college. Though I try, I have difficulty understanding what other people are thinking and why they do some things in the way they do. I seem to have better space perception than most people.

  • Joseph Lovett says:

    My son is 7 and been dignaosed with Aspergers. I was asking him a question just to see what he said – The first question I asked was #22 – but I said to him, “Do you have trouble making new friends”

    “OF Course, you can’t MAKE a friend.” He cracked me up!

  • John says:

    my parents keep assuring me I don’t have it but when I do the test I got 44, I did it on another site and got 41. This is leaving me confused

  • dummy_account says:

    i have as and am 14

  • Terry says:

    AS runs in my families blood. I am quite sure my dad had it. Know 4 of 5 of siblings have scores on AQ that would indicate tendency. Having a dad with some level of AS, made it easier to deal with. He had strategies, Bad mood, Go put on some gloves and hit the heavy bag. When told my brother was retarded and would be best kept in a special school. Dad made flash cards, taught my brother, a rhode scholar, to read. Dad made genuine insightful strides, he told us all “find out what you love to do, you will be the best there is at it”. And he was right

  • Task Master says:

    How do I know if I have ass burgers?

  • 30 year old female says:

    I scored 35 on the test. Growing up I always had trouble with friendships and got distracted easily. I also get annoyed and mad very easily. I’m also fascinated with math. Yup, I’m an Aspie.

  • Max says:

    I always felt like I did not belong. I am twelve, and yesterday I was reading a book in which the main character had Aspergers. Almost immediately after reading a few pages, something clicked. I realized with almost absolute certainty that I had Aspergers. Taking this test was only a reassurance. Strangely enough, I feel not like I do not belong, but more like I am normal, and that all my weird little things can be explained.

    • Eve Macpherson says:

      Max, It is so wonderful that you have understanding now. My husband spent his entire life feeling the same way. But it wasn’t until I tried to get answers on the internet that we discovered he is an Aspie. Now we can embrace his unique way of thinking and doing things and he has learned to recognize non-verbal cues and social interaction. He has come a very long way and his life and self-esteem has improved so very much. You will have a fantastic life now that you have understanding and can move forward.

      • Ruth says:

        My daughter is dating a guy that I am sure has this. He has never heard of it, but he is dyslexic. He worries so much about what we think of him, it seems weird, he has a very hard time ordering in restaurants and often says he is not hungry when we know he is. He says he rarely can sleep, and is OCD. We often tell him he is rude and he seems to get it after we explain, but says the same things the next day. He is 18. My question to you – Should we tell him? Is it possible for him to learn to be different or will it be too much pressure and make him worry even more? His parents want him to join the military because they think he just needs to “man up”. I am worried for him, but don’t want to make his life worse.

  • Charles says:

    I am not convinced that a 50 question test can give good diagnosis. Not everyone that feels disconnected from society suffers from a syndrome. Not every personality can be so easily defined and categorized. I think reducing every one and everything to a TYPE or a SYNDROME only works to kill creativity and destroy the magic that is humanity. In high school I am convinced I would have scored high in this test and been diagnosed with AS. Now its 25 years later and I have matured and grown and discovered the places and people in life I am comfortable with. I am successful and happy and my ideas and thoughts have evolved. I don’t think we should take this so seriously. Especially the young people. Take your score with a grain salt and don’t allow your counselors or teachers or parents to so easily saddle you with a REASON or a WHY or a CAUSE or a SYNDROME or a DIAGNOSIS.

    • Naomi says:

      Whole heartedly agree!!!! I think everyone should look into the history of Aspergers to decipher what it actually is and what it’s about. There is a “wide range” of the autism spectrum. I think yes, some can be clearly defined as autistic, while others are just..different. Aspergers, imo is a label.

      My mother just sent me this test because she was curious and believes I have AS. But I don’t think she has fully believed I have changed in any way. I am like you, Charles, have grown and matured, be it late. I was underperforming in my younger years, but now I am outperforming my peers and going beyond.

  • Sussie says:

    I have also felt i was different for a long time; slow in picking things up at school, (which I thought it might have something to do with coming from another background), I remember having special individual reading and writing time with a teachers way back in the 70’s (which I guess I was lucky to have compassionate teachers who took the time. At school it was hard for me to break the ice to making friends, but once someone wanted to make me a friend i was able to keep them as a friend, I thought I was just shy. But really I just found it hard in the initial stages of making friends; I always waited for them to approach me over me approaching them. It just wasn’t one of my strong suitors but most of the time I just kept to myself a lot. . I knew I was smart and capable but I just didn’t know what they wanted from me, so I just did the best I could. Spending time alone at home was easy, I could find things to keep me occupied. And anything that needed my full attention like needle pointing or knitting. And TV was the also one of the things that could keep my attention. But all was lost, from that I was able to pick up a lot of the social norms and how people interacted between each other. But I also picked up a lot of false beliefs, being misinformed about people’s behaviours. I remember being in my head a lot, always thinking and pondering, and being philosophical about things and wondered a lot about how things worked, how did they come to that conclusion and why. But one of the side effects from being in your head a lot is that I was able to think things over and over to the point where I would start to worry and be very analytical about things. Which in turn, I would find myself being mentally in hamster wheel going around and around with no end. I remember people always saying to me to lighten up and not to take things too seriously and think about things and question things a-lot. I just think that was normal since I had a lot of time to think about things as I wasn’t playing with other kids a lot or because I wasn’t overly social with people as I got older. But as I did get older and found answers to my deficiency and people could see me for ME; apart from my awkwardness, that I meant no harm from my strange mannerisms, and once they involved me in their social groups I was able to be sociable.

    So having children my-self now who have been diagnosis with Autism spectrum disorder, (but at the highly functioning diagnosis), I can see things in them, the same symptoms and behaviours I had when I was a child myself. I deeply sympathise with them to what they are going through. I know through myself that it’s not a fair life to be at a disadvantaged to other kids. But what I do know is that they are the most sweeties and most loving kids who have all the time and compassion in the world for other kids. And even to this day I myself wonder how other people can be nasty to other people and why, when we all are seeking love and understanding from each other. But again, that is the problem to a logical thinking autism/Asperger’s person. Things always seem to amaze/puzzle me to why people do the things they do.
    As i see it, we are all human and we all have certain issues and obsticles to over come…so i see myself more and more as normal as the next person.

  • XX says:

    I don’t know how to take your test! I understand “Definitely agree” and “Definitely disagree.” But if I slightly agree with something that means that I *disagree* more than I agree, otherwise, I would *mostly* agree. But the order that the answers are in makes it seem like “slightly agree” means “mostly agree.”

    Example: I’m cooking and my hand is definitely unburnt at the start. My hand slips on the pan and I get a little burn on the tip of my finger. I’m then going to say that I slightly burnt my hand. That means that most of it is unburnt.

    Please help explain what you meant to say with your answer choices!

  • Chris says:

    Hooray! I have it. Scored a 34…..

  • Patti says:

    I feel the exact same way about my son…it “shouldn’t be”… but something is a little odd…could it be A.S.? It sure would explain issues with school, he’s very smart but not thriving…I don’t get it. S.O.S. any ideas?

  • Lily says:

    is easier to simply avoid them. Sometimes I feel like I am an incredibly self absorbed person. I prefer working with things, ideas, and animals and not people. I rarely think about other people, and I don’t know what it is to become emotionally attached to someone or to miss someone. I honestly have benevelont intentions toward the human race. I think we all very fascinating and have accomplished some marvelous things. It is only on the individual level that I cannot seem to connect to anyone. I feel as though I live on a separate plane, or as though there is a language barrier which will always prevent me from enjoying the interpersonal connections which see to be so important to everyone else.

  • Lily says:

    And… three quarters of my comment is gone. It was just my life’s history, anyway, which is no doubt boring. Anyway, I am a high school sophomore and I got a 40. I’m not sure what to think.

  • Sue says:

    This test is dangerous since it is full of questions which can’t be answered. It is impossible to say if I would prefer the library before a party since the answer depends on several reasons, e. g. what kind of party it is. Only anther persons can tell if I am diplomatic. How should question # 2 be interpreted? Does “over and over” imply when I am cleaning my house I almost always start with the living room?

    This is only a few examples of very strange, unspecific questions which implies that you can get any result you wish.

    • Brian Deckerd says:

      I agree with you same for me
      I guess your good at noticing those strange patterns and questions that need more info like me especially the one you Mentioned about party question..it really depends in what type what music what kind of people…for me anyways

  • Robin says:

    I took the quiz just to see what my score would be, knowing I do not have any form of Autism. My score was 8! My ex took this test he was in the 40’s…he and my son are both Aspie’s! Both were officially diagnosed not long after taking this test

  • Sarah says:

    I scored 34 and I am bipolar, but my psych doc told me there are asperger traits within bipolar? My partner(age 23) is awaiting a diagnosis for aspergers from the Psychiatrist after spending his whole life struggling with crippling social anxieties etc and he just scored 42. So I tested my daughter(12 years old) who has always been mum of the household because shes ALWAYS been extremely sensible and grown up for her age and she scored 12. So I’m thinking its possibly quite accurate?…. In our case that is….everyone is different

  • Cassie says:

    I scored 46.. Im 19 years old from Australia. My mum thinks i have aspergers, ive had all the signs since i was young. At the moment I’m diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Social Anxiety Disorder…which makes sence with the social aspect of things…

  • Mr. Johnson says:

    I scored 14 on this test. According to the test, this is supposed to be a “normal” score. But I know that there is something that is not normal with me. I find it difficult to make friends and the part of a meeting or conversation when you are supposed to say “goodbye” feels so awkward to me, I don’t know why. And still I watch other people not having this problem. On the other hand I have over the years developed a special skill with “reading between the lines” and predicting people. The world is complicated though and I don’t think you can truly “read” people unless you know them very well. Sure you can read their emotions such as when they are bored by a story you are telling them but I don’t believe that it is always that easy to truly read their intentions. It’s also easy to pidgeonhole people and go like “I know your type” but then they do something that really surprise you. I really don’t enjoy reading fiction literature so it was hard for me to answer questions related to reading fiction literature. But I tried to respond as honestly as possible. I really enjoy meeting people and learning about them and their lives. So I generally don’t have a problem with social settings in general. But when it comes to lasting relationships; a totally different story and I don’t know why that is. I must admit though that sometimes I feel like I want to be rather alone than to be around people. But I think it is more closely related to to personal things that I have to deal with and worry about. I think that I am so preoccupied with my issues that there is really no room for another person in my life. And probably this applies to the people I would like to have a deeper relationship with as well. They are just as preoccupied with their lives as I am. And yet I sit here wondering what’s wrong with me 🙁

    • Moonstruck says:

      There is a group of people who are very social and very good at reading body language.They can also have lots of other medical and learning problems, but not always.They have a micro deletion on Chromosome 21. The name of the syndrome is Williams Bauer.Look it up.It might be one more thing you can cross of the list, or not…

  • Don Keebals says:

    OK, so I scored at 38 as I took the test honestly, but before that, I tried the test with what I figured would appear as ‘normal responses’ and scored a 5. My MBTI type is INTJ (often referred to masterminds), and sport a 138 IQ. As a child I often felt out of place and different but wasn’t considered a loner. I would consider myself a realist rather than a pessimist or optimist. Am I worried that some cheesy, easy to manipulate test has diagnosed me as an Aspie? Ha, hardly…. I feel sorry for those over-emotional, irrational types that make me dance around their delicate feelings.

  • Andrew61 says:

    I scored 41 but knew I’m considered as having AS.We all know that everyone has problems but my whole life I’ve been ‘at odds with myself’-lacking self confidence,assertiveness and having very low self esteem,but trying to fight againt it (usually losing out to it!)-which gives one EXTRA problems,which isn’t nice to know!I think people not like this tend to want to think that people who are,choose to be like it(as they don’t like to think they’re better off!)Most men will have had a better time with the opposite sex than me,but the trouble with life is that one has to accept everyting (as Kate Bush once said!)but that’s the biggest problem in life,I feel!

  • Stephen says:

    I have taken the test three times on different dates and scored 37 each time. So what should I do now? Accept that as self-diagnosis or go and see my GP? My Needs Assessor for University (I’m Dyslexic) suggested I had Asperger Syndrome.

  • debbie says:

    Score = 44.
    I have always known I was a little different, frequently described as eccentric. I am in my mid 50’s and also an R.N.. Having trouble getting along with the gray shadey areas in a field that requires alot of flexibility. So now… what am I to think having scored 44 in this this quiz? I am very much in love with the same man for 20 years and no problems in my sex life. Is there something I should do?

  • Rolling says:

    I know I don’t have AS; I just took this out of curiosity. And I got 28!

    Incidentally, MBTI tests always give me either INTP or ISTP. I am a science major with artistic tendencies. But I have terrrrrrible social skills and difficulties with speech (I may try and get myself tested for a language-based learning disability, once I figure out how to do so).

    I have skills in multiple areas, but I can’t multitask. I hate being interrupted in what I’m doing, since it takes so long for me to “switch gears.”

  • Glenda says:

    I was curious, since I had brain tumor removed 8 yrs ago from my front left temporal lobe on what my score is now. I scored a 21, which I found very interesting.
    I wish this test was available for me to take before my resection. Then compare the 2 results pre-op then post-op.

  • Michelle says:

    According to this test I am borderline. I think I would have been full-blown many years back. I am 36 now, and I have learned how to adapt in social settings such as meeting new people and making chit chat. Certain types of chit chat unnerve me and make me feel squirmy, but I usually find a way to be interested in other people. I have often been misunderstood, and it’s a painful place to be. I am very well-intentioned and caring. I operate on factual information, so I hate lying and rarely do. If someone asks me what I think they may get more than they bargained for, and though I have slowly learned what things people really don’t want to hear it is still hard to filter that. I am fairly matter-of-fact in the way I think, communicate, and live. I like having “rules” for how things are in my house. I didn’t realize I had them until my husband moved in, but the disruption in “my world” has been hard to work through, but we are making it.
    I feel like sometimes I am too serious and wish I could be as laid back as others about things. I think it is possible for people with aspergers to adapt to a degree because of their capacity for learning and mirroring, but it takes a lot of time and consciousness…that’s all based on myself and my own life.

  • Javier says:

    My score is 44, which meaning? or I have some hard problem?

  • stevie jean says:

    i got diagnosed with aspergers sindrome when i was 13 , i have always had problems in my life like meeting new people, change and day to day routines.

    i have come to terms with this now as i am now 20 years old.

    people taking this test if u do have aspergers it is not soemthing to worry about it just is simply you being you! xx

  • Sfumato says:

    I scored 33. I am 39, single, zero friends, spend my days at home. Afraid to go outside. I make sure none of my neighbors are outside when I open the door. I hate going shopping, I am even scared of the cash register, not because I am scared of people, but because I have nothing to say besides “hi”. I cannot even have a long and good conversation with my close family. When I do, I can never get my point across and nobody takes what I say serious. Many dont even trust me about asking me for the time! I came here because a girl was interested in my, like always, I open my mouth and when they hear what i have to say, or the worthless conversations..then they become uninterested in me. I just want to die sometimes…I want to go home. But I like to paint and I would like to leave some nice artwork to share before I leave. I would like to at least touch people with my art. I wish I can connect with at least one person in this world and to find love, but now I know that is impossible for me. Love you all and stay strong.

    • Joe says:

      Not many people know how it is to be screaming silently in your own head. I know EXACTLY how this feel. And some days, more often than I will admit to, will think about “leaving something behind” for my loved ones. We have to keep going. There has to be a happy ending. Because if there wasn’t…then what the hell are we waiting for?

      I’m getting married to the woman I been with for 12 years. I don’t deserve such a good woman and she doesn’t deserve such an a$$hole mouthed, crossing the lines, self-loathing, socially awkward, masochistic Aspie. My silver lining- she accepts me. But even after all these years together, when will I be able to accept myself? You would think that I

      My ONLY comfort is to hear from others that “THINGS GET BETTER” and from the bottom of my soul I say, “Thank You”. Three little words put me at ease.

      Things get better.

      Things get better.

      Things are getting better!

  • Ivey says:

    As a senior with aspergers I can look back at my life and say some of it was hell, but some of it was heaven. I have had some hugh successes and huge failures. Nothing happened when it should have and as it should have. In the end I still struggle, but it’s OK. To all of you young people who are so frustrated and angry at what life has dealt you (as I was), — find your bliss! Do what you are called to do. The hell with the rest. Your life matters. Your happiness matters. Don’t let the others bully you into conforming. You’ll be happier if you don’t try to be like them, and instead be yourself. I was only successful and happy when I stopped trying to fit in.

  • phil says:

    47 hmm do you think it is telling me something?
    (Already professionally diagnosed.)

  • lorna says:

    Well my son has severe classic autism. age 7 non-verbal. Daughter age 2 being assessed due to delayed development. took test for myself and my husband as i was interested to see if this is a truely genetic problem. I scored 33 and him 34. my husband told me the other day that when stressed he thought of prime numbers. Makes me suspicious? I have severe social anxiety, difficulty with chit chat, and no interest in fiction. He is a living calculator, terrible at eye contact and social interaction with those he doesn’t know. We both have obsessive interests to a degree. I know i have generated systems for financial analyse that i think are simple to understand but baffle others, and my husband has no common sense but an amazing intelligence. no need to go on i think. its devasting to have a child with severe classic autism.

  • rymou says:

    Bl**dy hell! I’m walking the fine line between giftedness and autism… I was diagnosed “gifted” with weird differences (30 points) between my verbal IQ and my others, and a total of only 119. I thought there was something else going wrong. Now, I realise I’m average low at empathy tests, and I’m 32 at the AQ test. I think my special interest was “acting normal”, and I’m still a weirdo.
    If someone has informations about giftedness interferring with aspergers syndrome, please let me know.
    Cheers from France.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am gifted as well, I have a hard time understanding people’s feelings and also I can’t cope with other people’s emotions. Nobody likes me really, and I have an extremely hard time making friends.

  • aj says:

    I suspect there are far more people living with AS that when realize. When I had my friends do it several of them scored in the high 20s and mid 30s.

    To compare I had a few “normal” friends do it, they scored like 10 and below. I suspect this is as common as ADD and ADHD. These people never would have thought they were on the spectrum neither would their fams. They just seem a little quirky.

  • Steven says:

    I feel so sad reading these comments. Especially because all these normal people have been told they have a condition that isn’t even real. Autism and Aspergers are real conditions. There is nothing wrong or broken about you just because you rather be alone than go to a party, or because you can remember someone’s birthday.

  • Cory J says:

    The problem with this quiz for me was figuring out if I had asperger’s or
    was just an introvert/extreme introvert that had been scarred somewhere
    growing up. I myself was bullied, neglect from family and was constantly
    in school/daycare for all I can remember. I read that growing up in your developement stage
    you need lots of care and attention from family. I was constantly in school, daycare, babysitters. Also
    being an introvert for me to recharge I needed to be alone. I never had opportunities to be alone.
    It caused me to revert to myself and not talk to anyone at school.
    I was told that has caused me to fall way behind socially and
    almost despise being around people. Also for when I was bullied it gave me negative feedback on socializing on
    told me what I was doing was wrong. So I in turn never was able to develope properly.
    My therapist told me its like when a dog bites someone. That person then
    hates being around dogs for the rest of their life. Humans are the dogs
    in my case. I just had a very bad experience with children my age,
    uneducated teachers, family neglecting the care and I love I needed.

  • Anonymous says:

    Scored 38. Like someone else said, not sure if I’m just introverted or not. I don’t have a problem socialising, I just dislike it. I’d rather be at home and working on things. Currently learning trigonometry and soon to start on algebra, geometry and statistics in preparation for a computer science degree. Taught myself programming in various languages over the years and now developing mathematical abilities.

    I don’t *think* I have too much of a problem in social situations, its just I don’t enjoy them as much as other activities so naturally I partake less.

  • Pam Crane says:

    I am now 70. I have an Aspergers son who is now 46 and managing to live independently. Only in recent years have I wondered if I had Aspergers, as I live a full and creative life and have learned to cope with social situations despite being a loner. My wonderful husband puts up with my eccentricities and supports everything I do creatively and in the community. Coming to terms with having a label is quite a challenge … perhaps the balance of the population should have their own diagnostic label?! Now I have to decide whether to say anything …

    • Matheus says:

      cc6Nathan is 14yrs old he was diagnosed with Aspergers at 8yrs after spnideng 3yrs of Primary School in a Behaviour Support Unit seeing things he should not have been exposed to.The nightmare to come started at Secondary School, he was sent home on the 4th day because the staff could not cope, he was regularly bullied, verbally and physically, he would run off and try to come home. Luckily one special Teaching Assistant (Rob) formed a bond with Nathan and gradually by the end of the first year there was an improvement. Starting the second year, unknown to me they drastically changed the support, replacing Rob with a new T.A. Nathan’s behaviour deteriorated over the term and he was blamed for his behaviour, culminating in him being excluded. Nathan hit back at a pupil who had hit him and when a teacher tried but failed to restrain him Nathan was accused of pushing the teacher, the school did not believe Nathan had been provoked and took no action against the other pupil, when i told the Headteacher of a dozen incidents where Nathan had been bullied/assaulted, he suggested i move him to another school. I took the school to a Disability Discrimination Tribunal, the Judge decided that Nathan’s deterioation was to be expected because of his disability and the school was not at fault as it was not expected to have any expertise in Aspergers ! So we moved Nathan to another mainstream school 5 miles away with a new Autism Centre attached, we thought he would be better understood, WRONG! One day he became so stressed that he tried to leave, he was physically restrained by two teachers, he went berserk so they locked him in a small room, he had a meltdown and trashed the room, he was excluded for his behaviour! (later retracted) I told the staff not to restrain or confine him again as it makes him worse but they did it another two times, he shattered a panel of safety glass in a panic to get out (they sent me the bill for repair.. later retracted) i told them it was barbaric, i kept him off school and threatened to home school him, the psycologist advised against this. Nathan went back after Christmas, the staff backed right off and left him to make his own choices, he chose not to go to any lessons (although in advanced Maths, top of Science and good at Technology and Media) they thought boredom would change his mind, a wasted term later WRONG! he became dissafected and frustrated, i was called almost every day to go and pick him up. I had kept in contact with Rob the T.A. from the previous school and he came to our rescue. Such was his commitment to Nathan, Rob changed his job and went to work with Nathan at school, now 6months later Nathan is back on track and doing well, he only does mornings at present and does not access all of the curiculum, although reports say he will not fulfill his potential he is a lot happier thanks to Rob, i cannot imagine where we would be without him.In two years time Nathan will leave this school then i see only more problems ahead, The Education System and The Disability Discrimination Act have been no help to us in my opinion, in later life Nathan may well be haunted by his experiences and i fear he does not stand a chance in the real world.24

  • Anonymous says:

    I got a 36… I was tested recently, I just wanted to confirm that they were correct in their findings.

  • planner says:

    i’m 51yo
    i scored 46
    my whole life my Dad has been saying whats wrong with you
    now i know
    i always thought i can’t be the only one like this i happy to find out there are others
    to bad we all hate meeting people

  • Owen says:

    My mum brought up the subject of Aspergers with me, showing me this test. and as soon as I started reading some of the questions and comments, I thought ‘That’s just like me.’

  • Shannon Devlin says:

    I get so anxious over tiny little things, i’ve always known it’s not normal and i’ve never gotten along with my stepmum, who i live with. I used to put it down to a typical mother-daughter relationship, but i know that my lack of social skills and concentration have always been a part of it. I also read an article that says that people with Asperger’s syndrom often develop some kind of obsession, examples given were celebrities and soap operas for girls. Mine have always been books and rock music. If anyone would like to read the article, i’ve left a link below. it feels great to know that i’m not the only one who feels this way, and that it is possible to get help.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2524969/As-adults-diagnosed-Aspergers-like-Susan-Boyle-Struggle-small-talk-You-form-autism.html

  • Tanya says:

    I was tested for aspergers as a child but i was showing signs of other things so they said they would re test me as teenager but never did now at 23 with 3 children of my own i am now being tested along with my 4 year old son. Nightmare.

  • lena says:

    I scored 32. It is not a surprise. I feel relaxed knowing that “feeling different” all my life, may have a name. I am 54, and the really difficult years were between 13 and 30, when I tried hard to cope with people. The results were very poor! Now, I suppose thinds are easier because I have accepted that I am a loner and the few people around me do not seem to have serious problems with my attitude.

  • Clamb says:

    As a mental health profession who has worked with and appreciated many wonderful Asperger’s Syndrome children and adults, it seems to me that the link with AS in the Newtown tragedy is that Adams parents fostered a special interest in guns that morphed into an obsession with violence. Given the tendency of AS individuals to have (usually benign or beneficial) special interests that can become near-obsessive in some cases, that was incredibly naive and unwise of the parents. And no severely despondent person, AS or not, should be given a gun for Christmas!

  • N. says:

    When I was about sixteen or seventeen I scored high on every online Aspergers test I took. Awestruck with a possible answer to myself, I turned to my mother and told her, explained that I think this might be what has been troubling me since before I could remember. She laughed at me. I took her criticism to heart and didn’t try to self diagnose myself again.

    I’ve been trying to put a name to my oddness for years. I’m too poor to see a professional and be properly diagnosed. If I had the money when I was younger I would have gladly gone to a therapist.

    Now that I’m 22 I take the test again and score a 34. I don’t know if this is what’s wrong with me but I sure hope it is; I’m afraid of what it COULD be. I don’t have any friends. I hardly ever leave my house. I don’t have a job or go to school because its too frightening. I started a course at Tafe but had to drop out when the social aspects became too much for me to handle anxiety wise. I can’t even talk on the phone without my heart exploding with stress. My future looks bleak, but I’m becoming accustomed to it.

    Any females I try to make friends with think I’m arrogant/ stuck up because I’m “pretty” and am not outgoing. They think I’m boring and weird and end up hating me.
    Any males I try to make friends with tend to ignore my personality and chararistics in favour of my appearance and always (always) try for something a lot more than friendship. I end up hating them.
    Both leave me feeling far less than adequate.

    Sometimes I get the desire to take a pair of scissors to my long blond hair and cut it all off in a frenzy. Then the females would like me more and the males would not look at me as only an object to possess.
    But then I get scared. What if the only good thing about me is my appearance? Will I truly fade away into nothingness if I take it away? Become completely and utterly invisible instead of just mildly transparent?
    So I do nothing. I sleep. I dream. I talk with my mother. I live on the Internet, where no one can see or hear me and I can be free.

    Typing this up has helped me. I feel like I understand myself just a little bit better. Thank you for reading my tiny speech.

    • Helen says:

      I can relate to your story and have same aq just I’m 15 years older. You discovered how fickle people are – well done you! They say that you only make six real friends in your life, and it could be true – I find there are very few who can really step up so that our age-related worries will be relieved to some extent. I hope that you can feel happiness soon. Maybe see your doctor?to the mark when needed. There is plenty of time to meet other people – you still have your whole life ahead of you. You did well to get this far 🙂 I know I found my early 20s particularly distressing, it is a difficult age for anyone these days – you feel a bit in limbo. I would spend so much time feeling resentful of any attention I got, whilst simultaneously worrying about getting older, and finding the looks are all I had going for me so it’s a bit paradoxical – we should look forward to getting older! The looks are NOT all there is to you, so you keep learning about you, and write a thesis on it if you must because you must value yourself for your inner beauty above anything else.

    • Helen says:

      Also, volunteering can be a way to ‘get out there’ and feel useful, but on your own terms doing things you like? E.g. a friend of mine stewards for a theatre, so gets to watch shows for free. I personally like gardening, but it’s just a hobby. I have kids. I would like to teach ballet 1 to 1 but it would be difficult to fit in at the moment.

    • Dobre says:

      74bI have a 10 year old son who was diagnosed with Aspergers a year ago. I live in Venezuela, a coutrny where there is no home-schooling available, but I have been very fortunate with the public school he attends. My son is a calm, very intelligent, reading lover boy with no aggresive behaviour, so that has helped him. At the end of grade 3 he told me the other students had been annoying him and not including him in their play groups for 2 years!!! It all started when a teacher would blame him when he complained about other students annoying him, then the next teacher used him as a good example and why couldn’t the other students be like him!!! I talked and changed him to the A group instead of the B group (the same grade but divided into 2 groups as there were too many students). He had a man teacher who throughout the year managed to include my son socially with the new group, explain to them why he acts differently at times and they accept him now as he is, and I have witnessed the students calling him to play with them in recess. His biggest problem is not wanting to write at school: But, if the teacher knows it, and I do too, why should I write it???He is an expert on the computer, and loves reading enciclopedias on internet, so has a vast knowledge of many subjects!Today I talked to a specialist at the school about help with therapies and she was very interesting in helping and even offered more frecuently than I was going to ask for!!! (I had been told she’s from highschool and couldn’t attend primary students).I am a bit worried about high school in 2 years time (if he still won’t copy any work), but I think the secret is get to know the teachers well and prepare them for what they need to know to work successfullywith our Asperger kids!24

  • Hkt says:

    I don’t understand the fuss. I scored a 36 and I’m 21. I’m different, and I knew it since I was a kid. Being a coward doesn’t take you anywhere. Pity is the last thing I need; I stopped caring if people liked me. I don’t need help; I’d rather fail than ask for help. I haven’t been diagnosed with Aspergers but I know I have it. I’m alone. And the thing is, it’s better off this way. The world is a cruel place. Even the nicest of people are cruel. I’ve tested it. Nothing else to do but pursue my need for answers.

  • Richie says:

    I remember taking this test two years ago and scored a 32, i concluded and made myself believe that i really do have aspergers hence my constant bad mood, inactivity and loneliness. But the tendency to think about it drifted away, now i have retried the test after two years out of sheer curiosity and still got a 32 with a neutral state of mind, should i take this seriously?

  • keith patrick says:

    Diagnosed positive May 2013 (aged 66)Scored 46 on the test. My big problem? Do not ‘pick up’ when relationships are going down the tubes, therefore my partners walk away with no warning,leaving me stunned and bewildered!!!

  • Chuck says:

    I just got an 86% likelihood of having Asperger’s, which almost confirms my suspicion, after looking back on my dysfunctional history.

    So what do I do now?

    I am a veteran in Central Maine with no insurance and am wondering where to turn next.

    I’d be interested in taking the new 14 question RAADS-14 Screen, along with an MRI, but don’t know how critical these are to confirming diagnosis.

  • Ashley says:

    I got a 33 ive been wondering for about a year now I wasn’t sure. I’m 24 years old and my parents were never a great with helping not hurting my situation. They try to diagnose bipolar at one point. but later on I was informed I was misdiagnosed. I do have depression and anxiety. I could use some advice I don’t know where to go from here. Thank you

  • Jeff says:

    I recieved a score of 41. I just read a book on Asperger’s by Tony Attwood.. it read like a biography describing my childhood until now, 28. I am in the process of getting a diagnosis on my own through the local hospital. When I mentioned that I took an few online tests designed to give an idea of whether or not I have Asperger’s (an on all of them my scores were all very likely Asperger’s) the counselor laughed, what did I do to make her question my seriousness? What do I say to get them to seriously look into this? They want to label me bipolar and I feel that that is an overly used term/diagnosis these days. I tend to ramble…hopefully this made sense. If you have any advice or questions my email is [email protected]

  • Neil says:

    i just got a 43 aq. i was diagnosed with ocd when I was 19. no meds ever helped my anxiety. most of them made my situations worse. i have lost jobs in the past. Also divorced once. i have remarried and have 3 children. my wife tells me im not the best at knowing when they need me to be supportive and it seems like i dont care most of the time. if this test is correct, maybe i can get help and keep them. she never told me she was going to leave me, but why would any of them stay if they dont understand and see that i want to get help for myself and our family?

  • Debbiedowner says:

    scorred 29… rather be an unknowingly aspie, not aware of whats going on in my surroundings, than fully aware and not quite normal. I wish I couldn’t read people as well as I do, I mean I can feel what they are feeling, as if I’m in their body. I’m sound, movement, and people sensitive – it’s like I’m registering more of what is going on, and it is exhausting. I take anxiety meds and antidepressant meds. I’m not really interested in other people, only if they are like me ( and they rarely are). I don’t talk well with other females (I’m female), I can’t relate to them in their thinking. In fact, I feel more like I have a guys brain, and therefore find it easy to talk and communicate with guys. I am drawn to other aspies, it’s pretty weird. My first and only boyfriend was an aspie without a doubt (undiagnosed), and the people that I do click with are aspies, so what the hell? Can you be an aspie and be extremely good at reading other people and situations, I don’t think so! I feel like I don’t belong in the normal spectrum and neither in the really autistic spectrum. I rather be one or the other…

  • Belinda says:

    I got a score of 35. Does that mean I have aspergers? I’m only 16 and I know that I act different to all of my friends. And my step mum mentions aspergers a while back Because she was wondering if I had it but I never got tested. I thought this test would help but now I’m confused. Are the results true or could be true? Is there anything I could do to be certain Without involving my parents Because I don’t want them to worry or spend heaps of money to only come out with nothing.

    • Mark says:

      Yes its very likely you have aspergers. If you are concerned the best would be to visit your doctor

  • yazter says:

    The test is somewhat unfair as some of these problems are overcome in adulthood with self-discipline and training and, thus, no longer apply.

    I scored a 30 and I know for a fact that I do have AS because I did struggle with a lot of the hypothetical situations used in the questionnaire.

    This problem is misdiagnosed often, I believe (I’m no expert, of course), by doctors because they use certain standarised criteria when diagnosing. Adult patients, such as myself, have overcome some of these problems, which they struggled for a long time as kids.

    To be fair, I’ve only spoken with two psychology professionals (both, incidentally, smart psychiatrists with a predisposition to medicated approaches to problems). I think I need an expert in AS, or, even better, a professional who has AS because they may be able to diagnose it.

    When I first read about it, admittedly in my adulthood, something truly snapped in me. Like that “lightbulb” that appears on top of cartoon characters’ heads when they get an epiphany, it almost hit me right then and there.

    Sure, some symptoms are open for interpretation and can be misperceived. I mean, many people ‘feel’ odd of have problems socialising. Many people have peculiar interests. I do not take those as definite, indisputable symptoms of AS but two things truly, truly stood out:

    1) The gait: as a kid and up until my university years, I had a bouncy gait. I would walk on my toe in a bouncy manner and, to describe it more, my chest would protrude and my body would be positioned in a way that can be used to describe someone trying to “look over a fence” (even though that is not what I was doing. I’m only trying to describe what my position looked like). I was always mocked for it, and I would always be told to ‘walk normal.’

    2) Social cues: I used to take things literally, even though it’s just formality. For example, in boarding school I was talking to a classmate who was from Japan. I told her about my fascination with her country and how I would love to visit it. She said “oh yeah you should definitely visit. We’ll hang out and stuff” (paraphrasing). What do I next? I call my mom and tell her: “mom I want to go to Japan. My friend just invited me.).

    3) Literal interpretation: I would take things as they are described. For example, I never knew exactly what money laundering was. For a long time I always thought that putting money in laundry machine, or washing them in water then hanging them to dry was illegal. I surmised that it is because it involved ruining currency or something to that effect because it’d make that money useless. Then I realised it was doing something illegal with money. What that was, I was not sure, but I knew it didn’t involve laundry machines.

    4) Interests: I met a multilingual teacher who fascinated me. To this end, I decided to look up foreign languages. I studied Spanish and I knew how to conjugate every verb, to differentiate between the use of subjunctive and predicative. All self-taught and by the time I was 16, I was put in advanced Spanish in high school. I got 7/7 on my IB Spanish test and 5/5 on AP. Around the age 18, I switched to Russian. I was fascinated greatly by the structure of Russian grammar, without giving any consideration or having any interest in the country itself, or its culture. My interest was purely in Russian grammar and syntax. So I taught myself Russian using grammar textbooks (not those commercialised “teach yourself” books or using Rosetta Stone audio). By the time I was 21 I was put in an advanced/graduate-level Russian course, without “formal” training, and I aced it. I would compose essays (well, in Russian they were called sochinenie, or “compositions,” in a “high style.” And I would really fascinate everyone around me.

    Let me be clear about my academic performance: I would ace foreign language courses, but I did miserably poor in other courses, to the point where I would even fail a class. I do not think I am intelligent, by any standard, I just have an idiosyncratic approach to academic knowledge; I would only excel in things I was interested in.

  • Alexa says:

    I most likely have Aspergers… I literally took this test to really see if i had it… Did i mention i’m only in my first year of Jr High? I took it amongst myself to do it… I’m literally so interested in it, I’m under my covers w/ my laptop writing this at 11:00 pm (23:00)! My lord. Just here to say, do not be frightened if your child has aspergers! My mother told me all about it! There was no reason to weep when my mother told me that just because i have no friends, does not mean I’m weird! She told me that I was on the same spectrum as Da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Beethoven, Mozart, Temple Grandin and more! I was proud of myself to be in the same spectrum as hundreds of geniuses! Tell your daughter/son that! They’ll love it!

    I hope that helps!

  • Domonique says:

    How do I find the test I took a few months back? I closed the page and didn’t copy it because I assumed they would email me the results but they never did. Do I have to take the test again? Or is there a way to find my original test results? I believe I scored an 87% but it annoys me I cannot remember exactly what it said.

  • Mark says:

    I took this test as there are quite a few things I find other people abnormal for not doing. I scored 36 and thought it was just another scam test sort of thing so I asked my wife to take it, she scored 14.

    We have a 2 year old daughter who is also constantly praised for how intelligent she is and shows a few other traits

  • Mark says:

    It chuckles me when people say “hey do you think I have it?”. I mean, if you’re an Aspie you KNOW … Period. If you are just “shy” then you are probably not. If you were an outcast to everyone from day one, you probably are. But hey, don’t listen to me, I have a mental condition!

  • Collin says:

    So, I took this test, and the identical questions on another site (without realizing at first, but then finishing it as a control). I scored a 36 then a 35. I also scored an 11 on an EQ test. I have many of the signs of Aspergers, and as a child had a lot of signs common in children with Aspergers, and I connect with a lot of what Aspie vloggers are talking about dealing with. Should I pursue a pro-diagnosis?

  • sasha says:

    i got 46… i’m a 17 year old girl and my mom has always believed that i have aspergers. i’m officially diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorder, and ADHD. my mom once asked the nurse at the mental hospital if she could do a screening for aspergers for me, but the nurse said that since i’m a girl, i probably wouldn’t have it? are girls underdiagnosed for aspergers often? i’m going to my psychiatrist today and i’m wondering if i should bring it up.

    • admin says:

      Yes I would definitely bring it up, the symptoms for girls are different, hopefully will blog about this at some point.

  • Debra says:

    Hi, My 11yr old son was diagnosed several years ago with Aspergers, adhd and anxiety and has just received SEN. He has spent 7 awful years in Mainstream and I’m now having to appeal their decision to place him in continued Mainstream Education. ( that’s a book of thoughts and frustrations in itself) However, when my son was initially referred I had never even heard of Aspergers; so I went to the library and began reading. I don’t know what was the biggest shock, a few chapters in (Tony Attwood) and I couldn’t breathe and I spent the whole day in tears because I identified fully with everything. Through a huge mix of emotions I approached my GP for a referral with the Mental Health Team. The appointment lasted no more than 5 mins (20 Q’S) and they were very unlike the ones you see on-line. Hence, they wrote and told me I didn’t have anything wrong with me. I know I have Aspergers traits and I just want to be able to help myself so I can help my son. By the way I took the this test twice just to be sure and I scored 44. I feel so trapped because although my son is on paperwork perceived to be getting the help he needs he is not (book 2 ?!*) I struggle to stand up for myself and he needs me to be strong (my entire family are in denial and blame me for his diagnosis!!) Yet if I had a diagnosis it would offer me a certain amount of empowerment when dealing with the daily issues that have a huge impact on our lives. I just want to be able to say ‘ we have Aspergers and we are proud to be us’ . Are there any support groups for women in my position; info, anything at all.

  • DA says:

    I took the test suspecting I might be a bit of an Aspie but scored a lowly 17 – very surprised! Expected to be borderline at least. I’ve always felt like there was a gulf between me and “normal people” and generally find them stressful and problematic to deal with. A bit like being a Jew in Nazi Germany (although not quite that bad!) – continually needing to hide my “jewishness” because if the normals find out I’m not one of them then bad things will happen. And they do. Things like making small talk and keeping a conversation going with strangers or people I don’t feel any connection with (i.e. almost all people) is very hard and stressful. Often in an attempt to do my duty and keep the conversation going I end up saying silly or strange things (because i have to say something and can’t think of anything else), then they conclude I’m a weirdo. So of course I try to avoid being in those situations as much as I can, which means avoiding my fellow man for the most part. And I really don’t like looking people in the eye – it just feels inappropriately intimate. I look at their mouth instead, to focus on what they are saying.
    It upsets me a lot if my routines are disturbed, especially if it involves doing something spontaneous. I find it very difficult to do more than one thing at a time, and do frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of everything else.
    Sounds like Aspergers, right?
    But then there is a bunch of other stuff which caused me to get a low score on this test:
    Despite what I wrote above, I actually find normal people quite interesting – the stuff they get up to is often interesting and amusing. I quite like going to parties once in a while, as long as i can quickly get drunk there so that whatever i say isn’t expected to make sense. More fun than going to the library for sure. For the same reason I would rather go to the theater than the museum. As for reading fiction, I loved that as a kid and would like to read more now in middle age but feel too guilty about taking the time for it. Then there were questions about numbers. No I am not fascinated by dates or numbers. This is not because of lack of interest or ability in math – I’m a professional mathematician with phd and a bunch of research articles. Just not very interested in numbers for their own sake. It’s the cleverness involved in deriving mathematical theorems that attracts me. And I can’t even remember my own telephone number, let alone anyone elses.
    As for relationships, most ladies want a normal guy and they can quickly tell that I don’t fit the bill. A few of them are more broadminded though, and with those I have a chance. So i had a few relationships, but much fewer than a typical normal guy. Have now been married (mostly happily) for 15 years. My wife is Asian (I’m western), and I think the cultural difference together with the fact that my wife has a few (charming) quirks of her own makes her less aware of and focused on my own non-normalness. It helps that I’m pretty much ok at reading people, caring and feeling empathy (I think). Besides my wife I have no real friends, just a few friendly acquaintances who I might exchange an email or two with every few months. I like it that way.
    Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Reading the comments was very helpful in thinking about to what extend I might be an Aspie (although I still don’t know the answer to that).

    • Delores says:

      DA, This is not the best test to take (example in my comment above). an too many of the questions were just reworded versions of previous questions it seemed to me. This was probably put together for a thesis of some sort.

      Asperger’s is so much more than this drop in the bucket. Asperger’s also can involve iagnostic criteria that includes motor dexterity, how well they handle frustration, whether there are sensory issues, and how they handle time. Sp, don’t take this online test for a diagnosis either way. Some of what you describe can be attributed to other disorders, and not autism at all.

      I am glad you found someone you can share your life with. It certainly make life a bit easier if you have a supportive partner (or friend) in our life.

    • Anthony says:

      I met someone by posting an add on kijiji that i was searching fro a female geeky buddy adn anne turns out to work fro the aspergers autism association here in lon while being idetnified when she was 42.
      WEll I =took the test and i scored a 35 over the below 32 which i figure dands much and yet am still confidetn after being sepereated by many people and nto having any true friends to talk to about real personal realationships onlyu to be totally on my own for the longest time
      even the oens sitting here from my old town are not my friends

  • Eric David says:

    Actually, I find this to be a fairly comprehensive (albeit, short at only 50 questions) test. My score was not surprising: 45 out of 50. The reason some of the questions are asked again (but re-written slightly) is an old-school testing technique to prove the answer is 1) honest and 2) accurate. As they specify, it is meant to be a tool and not an actual diagnosis (there are many aspects within Asperger Syndrome [formerly known as] that touch on other syndromes, so it’s undoubtedly a compilation of various other syndromes in my opinion. I understand why it was pulled under ASD, but I also understand why it should have been left as its own, separate disorder diagnosis. Autismresearchcentre also has some very comprehensive test documents and worksheets (that, ironically, include this exact test except in Word format – I prefer this site, instead) that help a person better pursue a specific direction if here is some doubt, still.

  • PJ says:

    I posted a comment (which I really should have copied and pasted on notepad, but didn’t) and the CAPTCHA Code* didn’t work the first two times. Why didn’t the code go through?
    My score was 86. I have ADD without the hyperactivity and SPD.

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  • Gail says:

    Some people may fall more into the alexithymia syndrome but think they have aspergers. Alexithymia is Greek for ‘no words’ – unable to describe one’s own feelings or understand the strong feelings of others. This results in feeling rather isolated and unable to connect. Lot’s on the net and even a self test.

  • Norma Elisabet Samúelsdóttir says:

    I am from Iceland, 71 years old. I scored 29, but don´t know if I took all the test, it howed 50% but I don´t know where to continue, to she if I am asberger. I have always been different, had migraine since 18-50, then about 60 my partner, who is asberger (73) suggested me taking a test in Reykjavík, and because the sycologist (can´t spell it right , )) was not sure I was asp, he believed after tests that I was adhd with serious memory problem. (I, of course, had never heard of this, and was thrilled, because then I understand what was wrong, and that was because of some chemicals not reaching enough to my brain. (We call it ´boðefni´ in Iceland) but did´ nt know that there was such a thing) I did read somewere in this Asp.site a list of women with asp. and so many things I could easily make mine…f.exc. Not feeling comfortable with people around me, although they are close to me, some stress, and feel best when can have a day alone. Borderline with 29, but might have to answer more from the list? I write and paint, my partner is a writer, we have written book about us openly trying to communicate, he is really asp. but things look different if I myself is there also, by birth, add (not adhd), attention deficient disorder. – All the best.

  • have taken the test for a second time in a year and, unsurprisingly, again came up a s borderline (29) – I am often pre-occupied, appear very intense and socially awkward – with a Germanic sense of humour that is felt as wicked by some in an Anglosaxon context (have lived in the UK for 20 years now). At 62, I am so grateful, that I have abstained from any kind of therapy/diagnosis and simply taken the existential challenges on the chin. As the Aspie professor from Salford says in his blog – we are artists – with LIfe being our medium.

  • Shannon says:

    Hi. I’m 13 years old and I got a 39 on this quiz. Should I perhaps be concerned about this? If so, how shall I tell my dad or someone else? I’ve never been good at approaching/confronting people at all. I originally found out about this Syndrome when reading a book and found it matched a lot like me; The lack of Empathy and Sympathy, and I’m wondering whether a lack of Guilt is another symptom. The information handed to me was quite limited, unfortunately. I hope someone can reply to this quite quickly since I’m rather concerned about this situation. I’ve also read- not sure if it was on this site or not- that diagnoses costs quite a bit of money. I wouldn’t like to cause an uproar like that and then turn out to not even have the Syndrome. Also, many who believe the same thing have been dubbed ‘Attention Whores’ and such. I’m also worried that if I do decide to tell anyone about this, such as a physician or my counsellor, I will be named one as well and thrown in with people who are nothing like me. Perhaps there is a certain structure I need to speak in or a formulae? But they’d most likely try to interrupt me while I speak so I can’t be sure. Another thing, which I’m wondering, is that I have trouble with eye contact. I’ve made it before of course, though it scares me slightly. But now it’s to the point where I avoid eye contact by looking to the whites of their eyes and I don’t know if they’re looking at me still. I do this because I read that that’s why we have the whites of our eyes- They’re supposed to tell another person where someone is looking, though it seems not to work for me. I have trouble speaking and I prefer to be hidden. I hate people- or at least being face-to-face with people- and I’d prefer to home school if I had the money, though unfortunately for me, I do not. If anyone has any solutions or anything on this peculiar matter please do reply. And I apologise if I seemed too formal in writing this, I like to expand my vocabulary often.

  • Fahim says:

    I’ve taken this aspergers test and scored 39. And, It’s a great sign of autistic traits. I think, I need to get diagnosed and actually see whether I’ve aspergers or not. Thanks for sharing this test online.

  • Jack says:

    I am 14 years old and after multiple people pointing out that I have autistic symptoms/traits (including my mom), I decided to take the test, thinking that I’d probably get a 12 or 13… and then I scored a 42… I don’t want to talk to a therapist because I am terrified of talking to people I don’t know. I don’t know what I should do, I’m kind of embarrassed that I scored pretty high.

  • Rachael says:

    Hi,
    I am 35 and was just made aware of the syndrome took a test and found that I scored a 41. I have known for a long time, that I think differently than most people, but having read a little about it and seen a video or two things make a little more sense. In a way, it’s kinda freeing to know that I’m not mentally impaired or stupid.. all of which I’ve wondered about in the past.

  • David says:

    I have been diagnosed as schizoid but I scored 44 on this Asperger’s test. I can’t visualise. I can’t drive. I am 51. I look a lot younger than I am. I am vegetarian. I get car sick and sea sick. Playing video games makes me feel nauseous. I can’t tolerate loud music and strong smells (tobacco and coffee are particularly revolting). I can’t stand chatter and prefer being alone. I find it difficult to concentrate and I have a poor social memory.

  • Aidan says:

    I scored 42 here. I was officially diagnosed a few months back at the age of 54, but the Psychologist did it without my doing any test. He just asked me lots of personal questions for 20 minutes, and noticed I made very little eye contact with him when I was talking.

  • Dapper Muis says:

    I know I have Aspergers, but was interested to see what the results would be. I scored 35. Surprisingly, or should I say not surprisingly answering the questions was hard for me. Many depending on the situation I could have answered in more than one way. In many cases taking a middle road kind of approach to things I wasn’t sure on. Which means I could most likely have scored even higher if I knew exactly what was wanted in an exact situation. Multipile answer questions where the answers are subjective for someone like me is a nightmare. So a 7 minute questionair will take WAY longer than that. Paper work in general is a nightmare as I don’t always know what the people want.

  • Louis charles XVI says:

    Scored 38.
    who do i seek for Helpful information.
    This test could explain my diagnosis of adhd and or other.
    Age 28, never felt like i belonged in this noisy fast moving world. I what is i. The countless addition of information classified through my hippocampus could ever be so irritating. Spontanious fits due to the sounds and gestures from commotion around as if i were to swat away a fly. Well thats that. Hi earth.

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  • am.bot says:

    I’m 34 years old and just recently become aware of autism spectrum disorder and asperger’s. I scored 35. Makes sense of my behavior especially in social situations and interactions. Haven’t tried consulting a doctor on this.

  • Carol says:

    I am a parent of 4 sons. Mach 2 is in his 40’s and recently diagnosed with Aspergers, Mach 4 is in his 30’s and was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 14. Mach 3, also in his 30’s, was recently diagnosed with ADD traits and he says that these traits etc. are passed down from the Mother which made me take the Aspie quiz this morning. Turns out he could be right as my score was 39, 32 being positive for Asperger”s syndrome. Maybe its a bit late in the day to be officially diagnosed however having an understanding of the symptoms brings clarity and areas of my behaviour and life experiences now make a lot of sense. The light came on!

    • Raquel says:

      is never too late 😉
      I was diagnosed with OCD, Anxiety and Depression 3 years ago (i am 38 now), and also took this test and my score is also high (35).
      As they mentioned there are shared symptoms so you can learn a lot from tips that have help other people.
      Knowing why I felt so different from pears, family and others, without blaming myself in the process, has been very reasuring.
      Having so many members in the family that understand your challenges, would have been a blessing for me :), I am glad you have such an amazing family

  • Lizbeth Madueno says:

    I have a nephew that I am suspecting to have Aspergers syndrome. I don’t want to tell him about this. I am planning to print this test and ask him to answer the question. I would like to know what is the score in order to determine if he has Asperger syndrome. Can you please tell me, so I can help him. He is going to be 27 years old this year. Please reply. Thank You!

  • Dan says:

    wow i have 41 score is that very high? I am diagnosed asperger like 2 years.

  • anon says:

    This test doesn’t differentiate between male and female aspergers

    • Magdalene says:

      You’re right, most test don’t, though they should as the autistic traits show themselves differently in men than in women.

  • iulian petrea says:

    got 37. I dont think i have Aspergers.
    As far as i knew Aspergers was declasified. I think it was replaced by some social anxiety disorder.
    I might be wrong.

    • Leanne says:

      Hi it’s not declassified as such the condition has been included in the DSM 5 under the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and criteria. It still exists.

    • Magdalene says:

      Yeah, you are wrong. Asperger never was declassified nor is it the same as a social anxiety disorder. Aspergers is part of the Autism spectrum disorder (ASS) and is diagnosed as such. So there was merely a reclassification according to new scientific research. Hope that clears things up.
      I have Aspergers, by the way (clinically diagnosed) and even though its called high functioning autism in America, Aspergers aren’t functioning well or easily at all! It’s just called that because the learning and speech impairments aren’t as severe as the autism on the most severe end of the spectrum. I still suffer from extremely intensified senses, sleep disorders, a unique way of processing speech and severely impaired social skills due to a dysfunction in theory of mind and many other issues that come with this disability. I’m not saying there aren’t positive aspects, there are. I’m highly intelligent, creative and able to think outside of norms in a highly structured and complex manner and extremely fast. I’m very efficient at some tasks others would need a lot of training to achieve, but at the same time I’m unable to do stuff that society deems easy, normal and necessary. The social anxiety you mentioned comes from that and depression is also often a comorbidity. Hope that helps, best, Magica

      • vrno says:

        Nope, you are not Asperger. And if you are on a “spectrum”, then who isn’t? Everything is spectrum, even normality. If you function in the world, you are fine. The Swedish study tracked 7000 adult autists for decades. Results just published. The first study of adult autism ever. According to the study, the average lifespan of an adult autist is just 37 years! Now think about it.
        Psychologists charge insane prices, $200 per hour or more. They need to “give” diagnoses in order for money to flow toward them, that’s it.

  • Mat says:

    people with the syndrome maybe are “underdogs”, but look at how many famous and rich people had it in the past.
    Not the syndrome defines the person.

  • Calvin says:

    I got 37 should I talk to a doctor?

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