When I first suspected that I might be on the Autism Spectrum, I immediately searched the internet for information. I stumbled upon on of the many online quizzes.
Part of me hoped to disprove the suspicions I had, but my AS score was very high. I took quiz after quiz, every one suggested that it was very likely that I was on the spectrum.
Her is yet another Asperger quiz for those of you who are curious if Asperger’s / Autism might be a possibility.
a video by Mark Hutten, M.A.
Every now and then I like to share videos for my more visual learners out there. Since I am not always comfortable or effective sharing my thoughts and opinions verbally, the videos that I share are NOT my own.
I took one of those silly online quizzes, titled “Who Were You in a Past Life” and the quiz said I was ET. lol. The irony is not lost on me since many Aspies comment that they feel “alien”. The results were too amusing and ironic not to share.
It’s not a joke. Seriously, in your past life, you were an alien! Ever since you were young, you’ve felt different from others. You weren’t even very close to your parents. You’ve always yearned for somewhere far away, wishing to travel to search for something, sometimes even dreaming about being a nomad. You had a special talent in your childhood, but as you grew up, it disappeared. Despite your questioning, you do have a mission and commitment to The Earth. It’s time to show your talent. Remember who you used to be and where you are from.
Apparently I am an alien.
by The Aspie World
Everyone is different. Some of these symptoms I share, and there are a few that I used to but no longer have.
Here is my feedback on these things.
- My nervous stimms are biting the inside of my mouth, clenching my jaw and tongue.
- Changing my routine last minute really stresses me out IF I do not have a backup plan.
- Food has to have a LOT of flavor and needs to be the correct texture and temperature. Bland food makes me gag.
- Smells that do not smell like food make me nauseated or give me a headache. Especially cleaning supplies.
- Sounds – I hate florescent lights and loud car revs or sudden loud noises really grab me and send me into a panic.
- I am OBSESSED with my hobbies. Right now it is this website.
- I definitely like to wear the same type of thing all the time. I buy like 5 of the same shirt or pants in different colors if I find one I like.
- I never realized this was a problem until recently but I definitely cant read this on people I don’t know well.
- The grocery store is the worst, and I avoid crowded events. Cant do it.
- I can talk really fast but have learned to slow down, however I do have problems repeating the same thing over and over again when I talk to people. It is embarrassing because I don’t even realize when I am doing it.
I recently took an Emotional Intelligence Test online. This is not the first time that I have taken one of these tests, and I could not find the test that I took last time but this one is not bad if you have 45 minutes to spare.
At the end there is a section that asks you to read faces and determine what the emotions on them most likely are. I knew this was an area that I have problems with but it was interesting to really see my own confusion. The obvious emotions like joy and anger I am able to pinpoint but the more neutral ones leave me lost.
However the situational questions that give context clues were much easier for me. I remember learning about context clues in elementary school. I use context clues in my every day life to help patch together situations and things that I don’t hear correctly due to my auditory processing problems. Sometimes I may only understand a few words in a sentence, but I can normally arrange them in a way that makes since in my mind to figure out what someone has said if I am feeling sharp.
This emotional intelligence test consists of two parts; a self-report portion and an ability portion. I scored a 61 and the test gave me the following description of my score.
You appear to have at least some basic skill when it comes to identifying, perceiving and expressing emotions in yourself and others. However, there is still a great deal of room to improve on this core ability. . . By improving your skills in this area of emotional intelligence, you will be in a better position to read others, understand how they feel, and effectively identify your own emotions. These skills form the basis of your ability to relate to others as well as your ability to understand yourself.
Emotional Intelligence Test
When I first started to wonder if I might be on the spectrum I stumbled across the Aspie Quiz. I took it assuming it would prove that I was “normal” but all of my scores were WAY on the AS side of things. I was in denial fr a while as the possibly of having “problems” started to sync in.
This test is NOT a substitute for a formal diagnosis, but might be helpful if you are wondering if there is a chance you might be on the spectrum. It is a VERY thorough quiz for something that is on the internet.