My Brain

Some interesting things, I took several quizzes to see if I had AS. I posted a few.  These are by no means a diagnosis but they have  been very helpful. They have been really good for me in understanding the way I think and the way neurotypicals think. I feel that it is always good to understand yourself and others.

This one is pretty long but it is very good.

http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

They give you more details with the results and show the AS score along with the neurotypical results.  I spared you my detailed results. Here are my results simplified.

Your Aspie score: 164 of 200

Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 41 of 200

You are very likely an Aspie

This one has 50 questions and goes pretty fast.

http://aq.server8.org/

My results were 41 out of 50

How to interpret your AQ score:

0-10 Low

11-22 Average ( most women score about 15, most men score about 17)

23-31 Above average

32-50 Very High (most people with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism score 35)

50 Maximum

This one is just a personality type of test but it was interesting. I did score differently from another time I took it. The last time I got an 8 and it said I was very aggressive so I wonder if I was in a mood that day or something. :)

http://similarminds.com/test.html

 

Main Type
Overall Self

 

Enneagram Test Results
Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||| 62%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||| 34%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||| 46%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||| 70%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||| 34%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||| 66%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||| 46%

Your main type is 6
Your variant is social

I am currently searching for info on women with AS and there is very little. I believe many women and girls have gone through the cracks because we don’t respond the same way as boys do in situations. I am hoping to find more articles and research on the subject. If anyone has info please send it my way.

 

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4 thoughts on “My Brain

  1. Jenny

    Hi Angel,

    I guess you may have already read Tony Attwood’s paper called “The Pattern of Abilities and Development of Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome” at http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/articles/archivedpapers9.html

    There’s also the book by Liane Holliday Wiley (which Tony Attwood referred to in his paper above and also wrote a forward for) called “Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome” from http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_P106.htm (and probably available from other bookstores as well).

    And more recently I’ve heard of this one (haven’t read it though)… “Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges” by Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., and Danielle Wendel 2007 http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9989.htm

    There’s also this one… “Asperger’s and Girls” by Dr T Attwood, Dr T Grandin, C Faherty, S Wagner, M Wrobel, & T Bolick plus L Iland, J McIlwee Myers. You can have a look at this book at Google Booksearch (it shows more pages than the Amazon listing for the same book).

    A short synopsis of the book above… “World-renowned experts join those with Asperger’s Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

    The majority of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are boys and men. At last here is a book that provides up-to-date information and insight into the lives of women on the autism spectrum.

    Topics covered include diagnoses, education, puberty, relationships and careers. Women share their experiences, and leading professionals offer practical advice for women who have Asperger’s Syndrome and those involved with them.”

    A Google search will turn up a fair number of articles written about the topic but they all seem to come back to Tony Attwood …or “Saint Tony” as I’ve seen him referred to on somebody’s Aspie website, LOL.

    Hope something here helps.

    Cheers,
    Jenny

  2. Angel Post author

    Thanks!

    I’ve read the Pretending to Be Normal but it didn’t seem to give a lot of info but did help me feel like someone understood.

    I am going to check these others out.

    That’s funny “Saint Tony”.

  3. Jenny

    I couldn’t remember exactly where I saw him referred to as “Saint Tony” so I Googled and found it was Liane Holliday Wiley on her site Aspie.com (on the resources page), and also in a book review of his recent book The Complete Guide to Aspergers Syndrome (which I’ve just ordered online) where she says, “Dr. Attwood, or Saint Tony as I call him, gave me the strength to come out to the world and admit I was only pretending to be normal. That strength saved my life, of that I am certain. And now Saint Tony has penned a new book and it is extraordinary… The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome is flawless in its ability to ease the trepidations, answer the questions, buoy the spirits, and encourage the dreams of those who walk with AS.” :-D

  4. Angel Post author

    I have read The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome and it has been my AS Bible. It has given me a lot of understanding and has incredible resources. I love it! I continue to use it. There is so much information in it that I have to go back to it. I highly recommend it. I am planning on putting up a post with all of the books and resources I have found. I hope to do that one soon.

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