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The Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
AGES 16 +
How to fill out the questionnaire
Below are a list of statements. Please read each statement very carefully and rate how strongly you agree or disagree.
I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.
I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.
I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
I often notice small sounds when others do not.
I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
I am fascinated by dates.
In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people's conversations.
I find social situations easy.
I tend to notice details that others do not.
I would rather go to a library than to a party.
I find making up stories easy.
I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can't pursue.
I enjoy social chitchat.
When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
I am fascinated by numbers.
When I'm reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters' intentions.
I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction.
I find it hard to make new friends.
I notice patterns in things all the time.
I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.
It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going.
I find it easy to 'read between the lines' when someone is talking to me.
I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.
I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.
I don't usually notice small changes in a situation or a person's appearance.
I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.
When I talk on the phone, I'm not sure when it's my turn to speak.
I enjoy doing things spontaneously.
I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
I am good at social chitchat.
People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.
When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants).
I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.
I enjoy social occasions.
I find it difficult to work out people's intentions
New situations make me anxious
I enjoy meeting new people
I am a good diplomat
I am not very good at remembering people's date of birth.
I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.
Last Updated:Wednesday, February 19, 2020