Psychologists at Cambridge’s Autism Research Center have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ). The average score in its first trial in the control group was 16.4. 80% of participants diagnosed with autism received 32 points or higher. This test is not a diagnosis.

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I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.
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I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
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If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.
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I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
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I often notice small sounds when others do not.
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I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
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Other people frequently tell me that what I’ve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
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When I’m reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
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I am fascinated by dates.
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In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.
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I find social situations easy.
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I tend to notice details that others do not.
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I would rather go to a library than to a party.
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I find making up stories easy.
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I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
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I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can’t pursue.
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I enjoy social chitchat.
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When I talk, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
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I am fascinated by numbers.
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When I’m reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.
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I don’t particularly enjoy reading fiction.
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I find it hard to make new friends.
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I notice patterns in things all the time.
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I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.
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It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
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I frequently find that I don’t know how to keep a conversation going.
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I find it easy to ‘read between the lines’ when someone is talking to me.
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I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.
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I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.
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I don’t usually notice small changes in a situation or a person’s appearance.
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I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
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I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.
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When I talk on the phone, I’m not sure when it’s my turn to speak.
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I enjoy doing things spontaneously.
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I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
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I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
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If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
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I am good at social chitchat.
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People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.
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When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
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I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants).
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I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
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I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.
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I enjoy social occasions.
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I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions.
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New situations make me anxious.
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I enjoy meeting new people.
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I am a good diplomat.
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I am not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.
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I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.
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