„I thought I was autistic / an Aspie, but the online quiz said ’no‘ „
No, this didn’t happen to me. My quizzes and questionnaires returned unquestionable results, and my formal diagnosis was a pretty easy gavel to bang. But I have heard this statement from several other people in my life.
The first time I heard it, I thought, surely that can’t be right. I’ve known them for a long time, and I could’ve sworn they’re autistic/an Aspie! How could the quiz say they’re not?
It’s quite possible that they don’t reside anywhere on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum. In that case, so be it; case closed.
It’s also possible that they do fall somewhere on the spectrum, but the online quizzes failed to reflect that fact. The questionnaires themselves are written and engineered to pick up only the more obvious, stereotypical manifestations of certain traits as they’ve been observed using relatively small sample sizes, limited primarily to young boys.
Thus, even if someone doesn’t score…
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