Autism Spectrum Test | INFJ Forum

Autism Spectrum Test

Discussion in 'Online Tests' started by problemz, Oct 6, 2013.

Share This Page

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 2 users.
More threads by problemz
  1. problemz

    problemz Community Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Threads:
    27
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    SX 4 or 5
    My therapist asked me the other day if I am on the Autism Spectrum. She was joking, I guess. I looked to see if there is a test, and there is:

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html

    I came out with a 32 which is a sign of autism. Who knew?

    People are surprised to find me stock still in a room not moving for minutes at a time. I am thinking about something. But I look like a lizard I guess to others, and it freaks them out! Once I stayed still for ten minutes while thinking and my whole family was looking at me and one even snapped a pic. It's freaky! Plus I often talk out loud to myself when this happens! But I must be high functioning because I have a job, and am well liked, and am paying all my bills.

    I wonder if this makes me more likely to be a five. Do fours do this? I have never been able to decide between four and five. I have deep feelings, but they just don't show very often except when I am with someone that I love and trust. Otherwise, I think I seem to have no feelings at all. But I do have them all the time. But the most difficult thing is to have a schism in my thought process when I can't understand something. I get paralyzed and stand still and repair the schism until I have a new understanding. Do other INFJS experience themselves as suddenly still as a lizard, looking inward, and going over something in their minds until it makes sense?? I have done it for up to an hour. I am just not available during that time. I try to get to a place where I am not seen, and then suddenly - process. It might take only two minutes but during that time, I can't participate in daily life. It might take an hour or more, and during that time, other people might see me, but I can't see them.
     
    #1 problemz, Oct 6, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
    dudemanbro likes this.
  2. sentientsixpence

    sentientsixpence fail daemon

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Threads:
    24
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ / NiFe
    Enneagram:
    8w9 sx/so
    I got 14, which I think means no. Someone once suggested to me that I might be autistic spectrum (Asperger's syndrome) because I often feel like an outsider or a spy in a group and can often be a bit zoned out like a space cadet. What you describe sounds familiar to me in this way--I spend a lot of time analyzing and I think to other people I sometimes seem catatonic. But I think using these as indicators for autistic spectrum overlooked the counter indicators that I'm very interested in people, good at reading body language and expression, and have a love for language and meaning.

    Because it was suggested to me, I did look into it though, of course. There is a community called Wrong Planet that you might check out. I had also joined some mailing lists. I learned more about people and grew from it so I don't regret it or anything but I didn't at all feel like it was a fit for me.

    One thing I did come to appreciate is that many of the behaviors and ways of thinking that we call autistic are an innate part of the person. Some of these things give them a unique perspective and may make them more capable of providing insight or more able to do some things than others. These strengths seem to get overlooked by the majority of people who demand conformity and think that "one size fits all" in so many ways. The frustration people have with that is palpable in the community and was something I had to adjust to.

    For me, it seems like it's always better to be able to speak more than one language and adapt to your surroundings but many of them saw this as imposition and a lack of acceptance. This in itself is another level of acceptance that is required. Not only are they different but they don't necessarily want to learn to do things differently than they innately do them. They're comfortable with the way they work and just want to be left alone with it. I think autistic spectrum exemplifies the common need to accept innate traits of people that this transcends the subject matter.

    I don't feel qualified to talk about Enneagram in any detail but I don't personally see how being frequently absorbed in thought links directly to a type that is defined more by the content and intention of those thoughts.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. jyrffw54

    jyrffw54 שכינה עוֹלֶה

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Threads:
    70
    Messages:
    9,344
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6,869
    Trophy Points:
    579
    Gender:
    Female
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    9w1
    I got 22
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Muhammad Junaidullah

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Threads:
    5
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Enneagram:
    4w5, 5w4, 9w1
    I got 14 too sentient :)
     
  5. yndsu

    yndsu Regular Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Threads:
    2
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    9w5
    I got a 32 as well.

    I have been thinking about it a lot in the past. Not entirely sure that all of those things go solely under autistic spectrum.
    Or at least many things in there I thought would be quite general for introverted people, not just autistic people.

    At the same time there has been the nagging feeling in my that if I don't have mild Aspergers I would be on the high functioning autism side.
     
  6. MindYourHead

    MindYourHead Courage doesn't always roar.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Threads:
    21
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    230
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    Scored 12 here.

    My 23 year old Son was diagnosed at an early age with the Aspergers form of Autism, so I have some experience with it as a parent.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. Swarmer

    Swarmer Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Threads:
    0
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    I scored 28.

    One of my teachers had me tested for it when I was younger and I didn't have it.
     
    #7 Swarmer, Oct 7, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013
  8. Skarekrow

    Skarekrow ~~DEVIL~~

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Threads:
    105
    Messages:
    18,543
    Featured Threads:
    8
    Likes Received:
    36,319
    Trophy Points:
    2,476
    MBTI:
    Ni-INFJ-A
    Enneagram:
    Warlock
    I scored a 21...but I’m not so sure that you can form a concrete judgement based on a 50 question test.
    There has always been a question as to whether INFJs are slightly autistic in certain areas....interesting nonetheless.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. isabellajay

    On Holiday

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Threads:
    11
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    I got a 32 and had no idea I had autistic tendencies.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. YourFavoriteNightmare

    YourFavoriteNightmare Community Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Threads:
    12
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INTJ
    Enneagram:
    5w6
    I got 37.
    Autism? Phfft. I call it not being an EF who cares about what masses of people think and socializing with them.
     
  11. jssanderson747

    jssanderson747 Community Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Threads:
    1
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    Type 5
    29? Okay... how do you score it? *looks at how it's scored*
    Oh fuck you and your social norms.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. barbad0s

    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Threads:
    178
    Messages:
    8,241
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3,754
    Trophy Points:
    889
    MBTI:
    POOP
    I got 9

    Oh well, better luck next time!
     
  13. endersgone

    endersgone ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻
    Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Threads:
    27
    Messages:
    2,997
    Likes Received:
    4,263
    Trophy Points:
    922
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    ┬┴┬┴┤( ͡° ͜ʖ├┬┴┬┴
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Enneagram:
    ꒒ ০ ⌵ ୧
    Score: 25
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  14. Neuro

    Neuro Rid of Me

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Threads:
    7
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Enneagram:
    5w4 sx/so
    My guess is that it is less likely to find people fitting within the ASD-diagnosis criterias here, since (as far as I know) most people with ASD are T-oriented rather than F (...and since this forum is called INFJS, well...). One of the major criterias for a ASD-diagnosis is having trouble using cognivitve empathy, the ability to imagine someone else's thoughts and emotions... which leads to not picking up tone, body language, unspoken social rules as well as easily as neurotypical people.

    If you get a high score in this test and feel you're experiencing difficulties in everyday life, then it might be a good thing to see someone to help get things sorted out and possibly receive a diagnosis. Other than that... I don't really think this test as much to say wether you're autistic or not, it just gives some indication on some common traits of people with ASD. A lot of neurotypical people can relate to a lot of these traits without falling into the ASD-category, it's just some personality quirks.

    I can't resist a test though, so I took it :p got a score of 19.

    I was quickly tested for ASD once since it runs in my family and I don't really "function normally", but I think the major things that indicates I'm not autistic is that I feel I (as it seems) have above-averge skills of "reading" people... although even though I understand all the social rules I usually don't follow them (sometimes because simply I don't want to, sometimes because it's too exhausting acting unnatural). Being HSP and having synesthesia I easily get sensory overloads and stay away from crowds & etc, as well as do a lot of involuntary stimming (blocking out involuntary sensory inputs by using voluntary outputs) which is a rather common autistic trait as well... uuh I'm just a bundle of quirks embodied.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. solarplexus

    solarplexus Community Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Threads:
    1
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    4w5
  16. Tin Man

    Tin Man "a respectable amount of screaming"

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Threads:
    27
    Messages:
    4,236
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    7,115
    Trophy Points:
    969
    Location:
    Right behind you...
    MBTI:
    INTJ
    Enneagram:
    N
    30.

    As others have said, a 50 word test isn't the best way of judging whether a person is autistic.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  17. Stu

    Stu Constipated
    Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Threads:
    217
    Messages:
    12,430
    Featured Threads:
    16
    Likes Received:
    12,586
    Trophy Points:
    1,761
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    .
    MBTI:
    .
    Enneagram:
    .
    Agree: 18,21,22,26,35,42,43,45,46: 1 point
    Disagree: 10,11,30: 1 point
    Score: 12

    but it is an even number which bugs me, I would have been happier getting a 13 cuz that's prime.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  18. La Sagna

    La Sagna Trying to become a butterfly

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Threads:
    85
    Messages:
    5,858
    Likes Received:
    1,575
    Trophy Points:
    782
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    9 with 1 wing
    I scored 12
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  19. Dohavior

    Dohavior Community Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Threads:
    7
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INTP
    Enneagram:
    sp/sx/so
    I scored 17. I have been diagnosed to have mild autism many times. It is my opinion though that the therapist may have suffered from such or misunderstood the burden placed upon me by others that I described whom them self may have had such symptoms. Its so easy to just yell PEBKAC about everything and worst case scenario everyone learns some responsibility, but its impractical. I seem to have the habit when being tested to simply give others what they seek and hope they overcome the need for such testiness.

    It has been stated by the creators of mbti that intuitive introverts are the most difficult to understand. But what I find interesting about INxJ is that although such personality constructs rely upon Thoughts or Feelings never is one where such would originate. Why does one not focus upon the origin of such notions?

    If we look at the epistemology basis for mbti perhaps one would note that INFJ focuses on posteriori knowledge and therefor most often sees priori knowledge as a ghost and is demonized by such as a result. Could that be the relation to the anima ESTP?
     
  20. Sinji

    Sinji Regular Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Threads:
    3
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INTP (Loser)
    Enneagram:
    5w6 Sx/So/Sp
    19. I'm all good guess I can't use that one as an excuse.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page