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Quiz for Partners: Do You Have Asperger’s?

So your spouse has told you she thinks you have Asperger’s (High-Functioning Autism). But you think she’s as wrong as a 3-dollar bill. Take the quiz below to see if she’s right.

If you answer ‘yes’ to most of these statements, then let’s be honest here: she knows you inside and out, and she has probably done her research, so she’s probably right. Go get a formal diagnosis if you want to be sure.

  1. I am fascinated by dates and/or numbers.
  2. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
  3. I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction.
  4. I find it difficult to do more than one thing at a time.
  5. I find it difficult to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
  6. I find it hard to make new friends.
  7. I find myself drawn more strongly to things than to people.
  8. I find social situations somewhat difficult.
  9. I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going.
  10. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
  11. I hate social chitchat.
  12. I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants).
  13. I may become upset if my daily routine is disturbed.
  14. I notice patterns in things most of the time.
  15. I often notice small sounds when others do not.
  16. I prefer to do things on my own rather than with others.
  17. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
  18. I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can't pursue.
  19. I tend to notice details that others do not.
  20. I usually don’t know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
  21. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
  22. I usually notice small changes in a situation or a person's appearance.
  23. I would rather go to a museum than to a party.
  24. I would rather watch a documentary than a comedy show.
  25. It is difficult for me to keep track of several different conversations going on at the same time.
  26. New situations make me anxious.
  27. Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
  28. When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
  29. When I'm watching a movie, I find it difficult to work out the characters' intentions.
  30. When I'm reading a story, it is difficult for me to imagine what the characters might look like. 

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