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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

36/36! tounge2.gif
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I scored 21/36. I'm happy with that. biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:27 AM

21 too.

I already know I'm anti-social.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE (Max. @ Friday, May 24 2013, 01:32)
Some of these low scores supposedly put you guys on the Autism scale according to Dr. Baron-Cohen...

Strangely enough one of the biggest things that autistic peoples have issue with is facial recognition and identification, you could quite easily frown at some who's got anything from classic autism to Aspergers and they still wouldn't know what you were talking about or trying to convey to them. The fact is facial expressions and our inbuilt ability to understand them is something we should be very thankful for as the face contains so much about what a person's feeling and how they go about expressing it it's nigh on improbable to have a decent conversation without seeing it.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

29. Boo yeah.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:55 AM

28.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:14 AM Edited by GTAvanja, 24 May 2013 - 09:19 AM.

22 All female eyes look like they want dick.
I was actually diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 12. But I'm not very high on the spectrum according to the bitch that diagnosed me. I have a normal social life. In fact, I think the diagnosis is bullsh*t. It's not that I don't know as much as I simply don't give a sh*t. I can recognize facial expressions just fine. It's those subtleties that don't make sense to me. But that doesn't mean that I'm autistic, it just means that I have different priorities. We can't all be the same.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

22/36. I can't even look people in the eye to be honest... I don't know what's wrong with me.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

25, Woot.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

Bloody hell. I only got a 16! I suck, then again I'm not very good with people in public, much less looking at them.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Wow, I got 32. That is a lot better than I expected, I'm generally quite awkward.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, May 24 2013, 09:14)
22 All female eyes look like they want dick.
I was actually diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 12. But I'm not very high on the spectrum according to the bitch that diagnosed me. I have a normal social life. In fact, I think the diagnosis is bullsh*t. It's not that I don't know as much as I simply don't give a sh*t. I can recognize facial expressions just fine. It's those subtleties that don't make sense to me. But that doesn't mean that I'm autistic, it just means that I have different priorities. We can't all be the same.

I was similar to you but I was diagnosed with autism when I was young and the chances of me being able to talk properly, go to uni, have a job, friends etc were all very low. But I have all of them now and while I struggled to talk in fluent sentences until I was around 7, after that I was fine.


I only found after I done the test that people who usually get low scores are usually autisitc/aspergers, which I find amusing as I got 32.

Autism/Aspergers is very hard to diagnose, did you have trouble talking or communicating? They could of seen your shyness as a symptom of Aspergers which sometimes happens.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (arsenal_fan @ Friday, May 24 2013, 05:46)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, May 24 2013, 09:14)
22 All female eyes look like they want dick.
I was actually diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 12. But I'm not very high on the spectrum according to the bitch that diagnosed me. I have a normal social life. In fact, I think the diagnosis is bullsh*t. It's not that I don't know as much as I simply don't give a sh*t. I can recognize facial expressions just fine. It's those subtleties that don't make sense to me. But that doesn't mean that I'm autistic, it just means that I have different priorities. We can't all be the same.

I was similar to you but I was diagnosed with autism when I was young and the chances of me being able to talk properly, go to uni, have a job, friends etc were all very low. But I have all of them now and while I struggled to talk in fluent sentences until I was around 7, after that I was fine.


I only found after I done the test that people who usually get low scores are usually autisitc/aspergers, which I find amusing as I got 32.

Autism/Aspergers is very hard to diagnose, did you have trouble talking or communicating? They could of seen your shyness as a symptom of Aspergers which sometimes happens.

I guess that means I'm autistic then. This Social worker I went to a few weeks ago diagnosed me with Aspergers because I told her I had difficulty being in social situations. But I still don't see how that makes me autistic, I mean seriously. I'm very smart, I'm not at the slightest retarded or anything. I really hope it was a mis-diagnose because If I told people that I had Aspergers, I'd most likely get made fun of, which is why I have problems with my social life now because of it.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

22 out of 36.

Note: I have autism, and possibly ADD.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

I got 22.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

23 thought I'd do better tbh.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

All the women look Identical.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Nice test!
I got 31... biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (arsenal_fan @ Friday, May 24 2013, 11:46)
Autism/Aspergers is very hard to diagnose, did you have trouble talking or communicating? They could of seen your shyness as a symptom of Aspergers which sometimes happens.

I was a bit shy in large groups. But I was perfectly fine with smaller groups of 3-4 people. And since I thought myself how to read before I started going to school I found it more interesting to read than to engage in social activities. But again, that's not a sign of autism, just different preferences. I could communicate just fine, I just didn't want to because I had more interesting things to do. I'm not autistic, just introverted.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, May 24 2013, 10:14)
22 All female eyes look like they want dick.
I was actually diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 12. But I'm not very high on the spectrum according to the bitch that diagnosed me. I have a normal social life. In fact, I think the diagnosis is bullsh*t. It's not that I don't know as much as I simply don't give a sh*t. I can recognize facial expressions just fine. It's those subtleties that don't make sense to me. But that doesn't mean that I'm autistic, it just means that I have different priorities. We can't all be the same.

I also have experience with that, it took a vigilant/aggressive-in-his-approach professor and two years of stress to prove them wrong. I was proven to be as normal as can be. But with a higher-than-normal IQ.

Speaking of Aspergers, according to the new DSM V( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) Aspergers is no longer a thing as it's all 'filed' under 'autism spectrum disorder' now. I.e they don't make a difference between PDD-Nos etc and Aspergers anymore. So everyone who is even the slightest bit less than picture perfect is officially autistic. Which is a pile of horsesh*t, as you said; we can't all be the same.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

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I guess that means I'm autistic then. This Social worker I went to a few weeks ago diagnosed me with Aspergers because I told her I had difficulty being in social situations. But I still don't see how that makes me autistic, I mean seriously. I'm very smart, I'm not at the slightest retarded or anything. I really hope it was a mis-diagnose because If I told people that I had Aspergers, I'd most likely get made fun of, which is why I have problems with my social life now because of it.


Don't tell people then, or see a different specialist. One doctor when I was young diagnosed me with autism and told my parents to give me pills. My parents soon took me to several other professionals and they disagreed completely. I turned out well enough, not socially awkward or any of the other key indicators.

I honestly think they over-diagnose on some levels. I mean just because you are a little awkward or something, doesn't mean you have some mental illness, if it's really severe, yeah sure, if it's mild, I wouldn't really call it an illness at all, I would call it personality haha.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 14:33)
Speaking of Aspergers, according to the new DSM V( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) Aspergers is no longer a thing as it's all 'filed' under 'autism spectrum disorder' now. I.e they don't make a difference between PDD-Nos etc and Aspergers anymore. So everyone who is even the slightest bit less than picture perfect is officially autistic. Which is a pile of horsesh*t, as you said; we can't all be the same.

And of course they're probably going to have some pills that help with that. Let's drug all the introverted kids so that they can be just like those happy little obnoxious extroverted twats.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

I don't think people here understand what autism is. It isn't "akwardness" or "introversion" it's an inability to communicate properly.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:57 PM Edited by Raavi, 24 May 2013 - 02:00 PM.

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, May 24 2013, 14:41)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 14:33)
Speaking of Aspergers, according to the new DSM V( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) Aspergers is no longer a thing as it's all 'filed' under 'autism spectrum disorder' now. I.e they don't make a difference between PDD-Nos etc and Aspergers anymore. So everyone who is even the slightest bit less than picture perfect is officially autistic. Which is a pile of horsesh*t, as you said; we can't all be the same.

And of course they're probably going to have some pills that help with that. Let's drug all the introverted kids so that they can be just like those happy little obnoxious extroverted twats.

But of course! Nobody cares how bad those pills actually are both in the short and long run. As you know; we can't have introverts that often times are much smarter than the majority being exactly that smart. But they forget how successful a lot of those introverts (or how they like to call them autistic kids and Aspergers) become in their respective careers..

@Melchior In reality awkward and introvert kids are often times diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers and drugged for being themselves. It's sickening that's for sure.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 23:57)
In reality awkward and introvert kids are often times diagnosed with Autism for being themselves. It's sickening that's for sure.

I'm sceptical. I very much doubt anyone is diagnosed with autism for not socialising enough. Tests like the one in the OP would be used to determine how well they understand social cues.

If someone does have demonstrably poor social intelligence, and is also very awkward and introverted, then shouldn't they be diagnosed? I don't agree with the pills and such, but it's good that they get access to extra resources and different treatment because of their handicap.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:17 PM Edited by Raavi, 24 May 2013 - 02:21 PM.

QUOTE (Melchior @ Friday, May 24 2013, 15:02)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 23:57)
In reality awkward and introvert kids are often times diagnosed with Autism for being themselves. It's sickening that's for sure.

I'm sceptical. I very much doubt anyone is diagnosed with autism for not socialising enough. Tests like the one in the OP would be used to determine how well they understand social cues.

If someone does have demonstrably poor social intelligence, and is also very awkward and introverted, then shouldn't they be diagnosed? I don't agree with the pills and such, but it's good that they get access to extra resources and different treatment because of their handicap.

You'd be surprised. No such things as this social intelligence test are widely used. The DSM V test (Previously DSM IV) is used to diagnose everyone ranging from Depression to Schizophrenia and everything in-between. The test basically consists of a lot of (strange) questions. If this is sufficient to diagnose someone remains debatable. Besides there is a lot of skepticism surrounding the DSM method. And no, I'm against diagnosing 'social awkwardness' and 'being introvert' as autism. As not only these people get labeled 'Autistic' for life, but the diagnoses is very often, very wrong. As for example a social worker's hypothesis is often times blindly accepted as factual.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

I was actually diagnosed with a mild form of Aspergers when I was 2. Its complete BS though. I can see why it was given as I had many traits of a typical aspie when I was very young. That said I think it was just a phase and I was a bit of a weird kid. I think my low score stems from the fact that I'm just not too good at reading people. Especially the old people. I proper couldn't understand there faces. Too many wrinkles around there eyes. If someone's face is a mix between an avocado skin and a vagina I think anyone would have difficulty reading it (Apart from the people who obviously didn't)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Saturday, May 25 2013, 00:17)
QUOTE (Melchior @ Friday, May 24 2013, 15:02)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 23:57)
In reality awkward and introvert kids are often times diagnosed with Autism for being themselves. It's sickening that's for sure.

I'm sceptical. I very much doubt anyone is diagnosed with autism for not socialising enough. Tests like the one in the OP would be used to determine how well they understand social cues.

If someone does have demonstrably poor social intelligence, and is also very awkward and introverted, then shouldn't they be diagnosed? I don't agree with the pills and such, but it's good that they get access to extra resources and different treatment because of their handicap.

You'd be surprised. No such things as this social intelligence test are widely used. The DSM V test (Previously DSM IV) is used to diagnose everyone ranging from Depression to Schizophrenia and everything in-between. The test basically consists of a lot of (strange) questions. If this is sufficient to diagnose someone remains debatable. Besides there is a lot of skepticism surrounding the DSM method. And no, I'm against diagnosing 'social awkwardness' and 'being introvert' as autism. As not only these people get labeled 'Autistic' for life, but the diagnoses is very often, very wrong. As for example a social worker's hypothesis is often times blindly accepted as factual.

In order to be diagnosed with autism you need to demonstrate some degree of impaired communication, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. You can't be diagnosed with autism on "awkwardness" alone.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:31 PM Edited by Raavi, 24 May 2013 - 02:34 PM.

QUOTE (Melchior @ Friday, May 24 2013, 15:23)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Saturday, May 25 2013, 00:17)
QUOTE (Melchior @ Friday, May 24 2013, 15:02)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, May 24 2013, 23:57)
In reality awkward and introvert kids are often times diagnosed with Autism for being themselves. It's sickening that's for sure.

I'm sceptical. I very much doubt anyone is diagnosed with autism for not socialising enough. Tests like the one in the OP would be used to determine how well they understand social cues.

If someone does have demonstrably poor social intelligence, and is also very awkward and introverted, then shouldn't they be diagnosed? I don't agree with the pills and such, but it's good that they get access to extra resources and different treatment because of their handicap.

You'd be surprised. No such things as this social intelligence test are widely used. The DSM V test (Previously DSM IV) is used to diagnose everyone ranging from Depression to Schizophrenia and everything in-between. The test basically consists of a lot of (strange) questions. If this is sufficient to diagnose someone remains debatable. Besides there is a lot of skepticism surrounding the DSM method. And no, I'm against diagnosing 'social awkwardness' and 'being introvert' as autism. As not only these people get labeled 'Autistic' for life, but the diagnoses is very often, very wrong. As for example a social worker's hypothesis is often times blindly accepted as factual.

In order to be diagnosed with autism you need to demonstrate some degree of impaired communication, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. You can't be diagnosed with autism on "awkwardness" alone.

That'd be a utopia. As it unfortunately happens, a lot. Even the slightest indicators get put under a magnifying glass in order to diagnose someone. Fortunately some people are smart enough to go for a second opinion. Note that I'm specifically referring to Aspergers here.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Melchior @ Friday, May 24 2013, 13:55)
I don't think people here understand what autism is. It isn't "akwardness" or "introversion" it's an inability to communicate properly.

While personally most of the people I've known who have been diagnosed with autism is spot on, like myself, I could not say sentences properly to around seven. I could say something like "Ford" if I saw a ford as young as two, but was never able to say "Hey look mum, there is a ford over there" till I was seven year old after years of speech therapy.


However I have seen it different with Aspergers, I've known people who are just socially shy or just don't communicate with people much unless they absolutely have to but are disagnosed with Aspergers. I honestly think professionals are quite confused as to when to diagnose someone with Aspergers, as it really is touch or go as to whether they have it or not. Its not as clear cut as autism for example.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Okay, you guys aren't getting it. You can only ever be diagnosed if you display impaired communication. There are literally no cases where "shyness" is considered severe enough to warrant a diagnosis, because of the very nature of the diagnoses. Further, while there is an aspect of the diagnosis that relates to the child's socialising, the criteria isn't quantitative. That is, it doesn't matter how much you socialise, as long as you're actually capable of doing it. If you show repetitive behaviour along with impaired communication and socialising then you have autism, end of discussion, because that is the very definition of autism. If you meet that criteria, you have a handicap and will benefit from having it recognised, that is the whole point of recognising disorders.




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