Friday, 30 March 2018


Richard said that he recently did an online AQ test and passed. I'm not sure what he means by 'passed' whether it meant that yes he has Aspergers or no he doesn't. Or maybe after doing the test he passed out.

Anyway I found an online test and did it and received a score of 18. This apparently means that I don't have Aspergers and am below the borderline rating.

The ratings are sort of explained by someone named Justine on

"Interpreting Your AQ Score
Basically the range for possible answers is 0 to 50. The information below shows you the different ranges as recorded from others sitting this same AQ quiz over the years.
0-11 low result – indicating no tendency at all towards autistic traits.
11-21 is the average result that people get (many women average around 15 and men around 17)
22-25 shows autistic tendencies slightly above the population average
26-31 gives a borderline indication of an autism spectrum disorder. It is also possible to have aspergers or mild autism within this range.
32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of Asperger syndrome or autism.
In fact, scores of 32 or above are one of strong indicators of having as ASD.
It is important to keep in mind that this quiz and the result you got are a useful tool, but are by no means a form of diagnosis or asperger’s syndrome or an autism spectrum disorder. If your resulting AQ score was above 31 then you may want to follow up with a medical practitioner to do further tests in order to determine 100% if you do have an ASD or aspergers.

If you suspect that you or someone you care about is affected by asperger then it is important that you continue to learn more about this condition. You can begin on this website with some of the useful articles that are here and more that will be added in the future.
Simon-Baron-Cohen, a psychologist from Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre was assisted by his colleagues in the development of this AQ test. This Autism Spectrum Quotient quiz was created to give an indication of autism spectrum disorder traits in adults.
It is interesting to note that 16.4 was the average score that people received in the first major trial of this autism test. Another point of interest is that around 80% of those actually diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder got an AQ score of 32 or higher out of the maximum 50."

 I'm suspicious of online personality and IQ tests and see them about as useful as Rorschach Tests although recently one of Richard's alter egos Angry Jesus did a Rorschach Test and it confirmed that he was a nutter.



Robert said...
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For readers who are interested in what Robert (the author) commented, here it is:

"In the end it really only matters if you endure living with mental illness everyday. Then it is nice to know that the person is not well and makes it all better like tea. "

THE CURMUDGEONS INC. believe in total transparency.

Richard (of RBB) said...

I haven't got Asperger's, which is good because it is a damn hard word to spell. I'm not Mr Squeaky Clean though when it comes to mental illness. On the positive side, I scored 132 in an online IQ test. I just made it into the catagory labelled 'Very Gifted'. Very gifted at what? I don't know. Maybe my special gift is getting good marks in IQ tests?

Robert said...

My point was that it is a lot easier to live with someone if you KNOW they have a mental disorder.
People with Autism talk and talk and talk because they do not have affinity with the listener.
It would drive a normal person to intolerance if you didn't know that this person that raves and raves is autistic.


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