Form: Autism Spectrum Quotient, AQ

Autism Spectrum Quotient, AQ
male form | female form
1 – Definitely Agree
2 – Slightly Agree
3 – Slightly Disagree
4 – Definitely Disagree
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1
He prefers to do things with others rather than on his own.
2
He prefers to do things the same way over and over again.
3
If he tries to imagine something, he finds it very easy to create a picture in his mind.
4
He frequently gets so strongly absorbed in one thing that he loses sight of other things.
5
He often notices small sounds when others do not.
6
He usually notices house numbers or similar strings of information.
7
He has difficulty understanding rules for polite behaviour.
8
When he is read a story, he can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
9
He is fascinated by dates.
10
In a social group, he can easily keep track of several different people's conversations.
11
He finds social situations easy.
12
He tends to notice details that others do not.
13
He would rather go to a library than a birthday party.
14
He finds making up stories easy.
15
He is drawn more strongly to people than to things.
16
He tends to have very strong interests, which he gets upset about if he can't pursue.
17
He enjoys social chit-chat.
18
When he talks, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.
19
He is fascinated by numbers.
20
When he is read a story, he finds it difficult to work out the characters' intentions or feelings.
21
He doesn't particularly enjoy fictional stories.
22
He finds it hard to make new friends.
23
He notices patterns in things all the time.
24
He would rather go to the cinema than a museum.
25
It does not upset him if his daily routine is disturbed.
26
He doesn't know how to keep a conversation going with his peers.
27
He finds it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to him.
28
He usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.
29
He is not very good at remembering phone numbers.
30
He doesn't usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person's appearance.
31
He knows how to tell if someone listening to him is getting bored.
32
He finds it easy to go back and forth between different activities.
33
When he talk on the phone, he is not sure when it's his turn to speak.
34
He enjoys doing things spontaneously.
35
He is often the last to understand the point of a joke.
36
He finds it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
37
If there is an interruption, he can switch back to what he was doing very quickly.
38
He is good at social chit-chat.
39
People often tell him that he keeps going on and on about the same thing.
40
When he was in preschool, he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
41
He likes to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant, etc.).
42
He finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
43
He likes to plan any activities he participates in carefully.
44
He enjoys social occasions.
45
He finds it difficult to work out people's intentions.
46
New situations make him anxious.
47
He enjoys meeting new people.
48
He is good at taking care not to hurt other people's feelings.
49
He is not very good at remembering people's date of birth.
50
He finds it very to easy to play games with children that involve pretending.