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Autism-Spectrum Quotient

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient Test (abbreviated to AQ) is a diagnostic questionnaire designed to measure the expression of Autism-Spectrum traits in an individual, by his or her own subjective self-assessment.
 
For each statement below, choose one response that best describes how strongly that statement applies to you:
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I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.

I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.

If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.

I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.

I often notice small sounds when others do not.

I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.

Other people frequently tell me that what I’ve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.

When I’m reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.

I am fascinated by dates.

In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.

I find social situations easy.

I tend to notice details that others do not.

I would rather go to a library than to a party.

I find making up stories easy.

I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.

I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can’t pursue.

I enjoy social chitchat.

When I talk, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.

I am fascinated by numbers.

When I’m reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.

I don’t particularly enjoy reading fiction.

I find it hard to make new friends.

I notice patterns in things all the time.

I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.

It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.

I frequently find that I don’t know how to keep a conversation going.

I find it easy to ‘read between the lines’ when someone is talking to me.

I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.

I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.

I don’t usually notice small changes in a situation or a person’s appearance.

I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.

I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.

When I talk on the phone, I’m not sure when it’s my turn to speak.

I enjoy doing things spontaneously.

I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.

I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.

If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.

I am good at social chitchat.

People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.

When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.

I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants).

I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.

I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.

I enjoy social occasions.

I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions.

New situations make me anxious.

I enjoy meeting new people.

I am a good diplomat.

I am not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.

I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

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