Friday, June 10, 2022

Do I have Asperger’s?

So, I ran across a video of someone in the retrocomputing community disclosing that they are on the Autism spectrum and linking to an Autism-Spectrum Quotient Test,and my results:

Your score was 36 out of a possible 50.

Scores in the 33-50 range indicate significant Autistic traits (Autism).

So, am I surprised, really? Not really. I mean, I suspected I was neurodivergent, and this test doesn't really tell me if I'm on the spectrum or not. It just indicates that I likely am, and, to be sure, should get a formal diagnosis. If I am on the spectrum, I suspect it's Asperger's Syndrome, but, at 52, would an actual diagnosis really matter? It certainly would explain a lot of feelings I've had about myself, but does it really change anything? I'm not sure it does, and I suppose disclosing an actual diagnosis could complicate certain areas of life.

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