Dad let’s me blog slow on the internet. But not on Monday, definitely not on Monday.
I guess you can’t put much faith in online quizzes…
After reading this post on Steve Pavlina’s blog, I decided I would take the Autism Quotient test myself. While I’m answering the questions, I’m thinking, “Hmmm I bet I won’t score very high at all.” So you can imagine my surprise when I’m done and my score is thirty.
Yes, thirty. Three-Zero
According to the results page, that’s the high end of the above average range, almost in the Very High range. It said that a person who has Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism would score around 35.
Well, I was a little shaken by that result, but I thought, “Maybe it’s not a bad thing, I could have some cool Savant ability to go along with it.” Thinking that I might be able to do complicated math instantaneously like this guy does.
So I decided to test my abilities with the assistance of a coworker, which went something like this:
ME: Pick two three digit numbers and I’ll multiply them in my head.
DANH: Ok, 122 and 721
ME: 4… 7… 3… 9… 1
DANH: [calculates] Nope, it’s 87962
ME: Damn… Ok try again.
DANH: 231 and 549
ME: 7… 4… 8… 2 ummm 3
DANH: not close… 126819
Ok, so math isn’t my savant skill, I decided to try something else, maybe I have a memory for words. So I handed him a copy of “Practical Cryptography” by Niels Ferguson and Bruce Schneier.
ME: Pick a page, and I’ll tell you the first word on the page.
DANH: Ok.. 172.
ME: Ummmm…. Chanukah?
DANH: I don’t think the word ‘Chanukah’ is even in this book.
So anyway, I haven’t found my savant ability yet, but I’m sure it’s there.
Then I decided to take the Inside The Actors Studio Personality Profile to see which actor I’m most like…
Who knew Antonio Banderas was autistic.
Gotta go… five minutes to Wapner.