Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ivan’s Sunday Quiz

Are you autistic? Anyone who’s ever found themselves painstakingly rearranging their sock drawer by shades of grey has asked themselves that question at some time or another. Well, end am-I-an-ubernerd uncertainty once and for all!

Take the test here, courtesy of Wired Magazine, a publication that obviously knows its readership all too well.

Note that the theoretical basis of this test is the work of Simon Baron-Cohen, brother of the more famous Sacha. No prizes for guessing where he acquired his abiding interest in abnormal psychology…

(My score was 18, by the way)


All this, and good with numbers too.

17 comments:

Desargues said...

Does a score of 20 make me dangerously unfit for the modern world?

incessant_din said...

I scored 22. There's a certain balance to that number that I find intriguing ;-) Then again, I'm also a Stan on the South Park quiz. I think that just confirms that I am an engineer. Damn. I must be boring you all, so I'll go back to my number crunching.

Anonymous, for obvious reasons. said...

38!

Top that, you candy-ass lib-arts basketweavers.

I remember this Asperger's thing from 2001 when people started yapping about it. During the NASDAQ bubble, they called us all geniuses. The minute it went south, suddenly they decided we were autistic instead. Pricks.

And they're always going on about the weather, and their fucking "feelings" -- WTF are those supposed to be? Can you measure them? No, you cannot. If you can't measure it, it is a myth. But God help you if you point that out on a first date.

I am trapped on a planet full of lunatics.

Desargues said...

We are in the presence of autistic greatness, it appears.

As to the measurability of feelings, you can't bring that up even on the tenth date -- unless by then you've conclusively proved your sexual prowess, which may mollify (in more sense than one) your date's inflexibility a great deal. She won't be likely to care about your reflections on empirical psychology, as long as your methodological minimalism doesn't affect your manliness.

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Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

9

And here was me hoping to get some of that Autism cachet.

Ivan the Terrible said...
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Ivan the Terrible said...

AFOR seems to be our winner, folks, so I hereby dub him King of the Auts - may his card-counting never go awry.

BTW, sorry about your comment, Snoopy - deleted it by accident instead of the advert above. Wouldn't want to go the whole day without someone mentioning the Jews.

Rob. said...

Bah. I was really pleased with my 22.

james g said...

Just as long as it's not Pi who mentions them; it seems the Red Sea Pedestrians are like a red rag to a bull with her recently.

Cantemir said...

I took a test online. I scored 39 points. I was surprised because normally I only score well on math and science tests (I memorized the viscosity coefficient of steam to 37 decimal places.)

English and history tests make me feel like I'm going to throw up. One time I did, and Mr. Krupke, the janitor, had to take me to his closet to relax because I was screaming. It was dark there and I liked it in the dark even though it smelled funny. My dad brought some fresh clothes and that night we had my favorite curry, with all the carrots picked out because I don't like carrots except raw & by themselves, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Ivan the Terrible said...

You sure it was only 39, Canty? That bit about the carrots should've put you past 40 easy...

Cantemir said...

Ivan,

A curious incident indeed, wouldn't you say?

Anonymous said...

20. Just like Des. I think it's destiny.

Although I do have difficulty with allowing people to use my favourite mug...

Sympops said...

Well - my score was 40! Aspie is as Aspie does.

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