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Aspergers Self-Test

Question

My wife and I think that I may have Aspergers, but we're not sure. Is there a self-test that I can take to see whether or not I have Aspergers without going to a doctor for a formal diagnosis?

Answer

If you answer “true” to most of the statements below, then you probably have Aspergers. However, this self-test should not be viewed as a ‘diagnostic tool’ per say.

True or False:

1. As a child, I didn’t enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children. T or F
2. Friends don’t talk to me about their problems because they find that I don’t understand them. T or F
3. Friendships and relationships are just too difficult, so I tend not to bother with them. T or F
4. I can’t figure out what another person might want to talk about. T or F
5. I can’t sense if I’m intruding, even if the other person tells me. T or F
6. I can’t tell if someone else is interested or bored with what I am saying. T or F
7. I can’t tell if someone else wants to enter a conversation. T or F
8. I can’t tell if someone is masking their true emotion. T or F
9. I can’t tune into how someone else feels. T or F
10. I can't always see why someone should have felt offended by a remark. T or F
11. I can't relax until I have done everything I had planned to do that day. T or F
12. I consciously work out the rules of social situations. T or F
13. I don’t enjoy being the center of attention at any social gathering. T or F
14. I don’t enjoy caring for other people. T or F
15. I don’t enjoy doing things spontaneously. T or F
16. I don’t enjoy meeting new people. T or F
17. I don’t enjoy social chit-chat. T or F
18. I don’t enjoy social occasions. T or F
19. I don’t know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored. T or F
20. I don’t like to do things on the spur of the moment. T or F
21. I don’t try to keep up with the current trends and fashions. T or F
22. I don’t usually get upset if I see people suffering on news programs. T or F
23. I don't like to take risks. T or F
24. I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction. T or F
25. I find it difficult to ‘‘read between the lines'' when someone is talking to me. T or F
26. I find it difficult to do more than one thing at once. T or F
27. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. T or F
28. I find it difficult to put myself in somebody else's shoes. T or F
29. I find it difficult to work out people's intentions. T or F
30. I find it difficult to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face. T or F
31. I find it hard to know what to do in a social situation. T or F
32. I find it hard to make new friends. T or F
33. I find it very difficult to play games with children that involve pretending. T or F
34. I find making up stories difficult. T or F
35. I find myself drawn more strongly to things than to people. T or F
36. I find social situations difficult. T or F
37. I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going. T or F

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