The Aspie Quiz is a self-administered questionnaire to measure autistic traits in adults (age 16+) with an IQ in the normal range (IQ >=80). In fact, it measures both autistic and neurotypical traits in five domains: talent, perception, communication, relationship, and social.
|Seminal paper:||Autism, Personality, and Human Diversity: Defining Neurodiversity in an Iterative Process Using Aspie Quiz (Ekblad, 2013)|
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Who the test is designed for
- Adults (age 16+) with IQ in the normal range (IQ >=80).
Test versions & translations
- The most up-to-date version of the Aspie Quiz is version 4.
- The Aspie Quiz is available in various languages, however, this is version dependent:
- Version 4: Swedish, German, Russian, Polish, Italian, Slovak, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Hungarian
- Version 3: Turkish
- Version 2: Spanish
- Version 1: Norwegian, Czech, Dutch
Taking the test
Registering is unnecessary if you would rather not—simply click the “I accept” button.
The Aspie Quiz consists of 121 questions, giving you 4 choices for each question:
- ? — Don’t Know
- 0 — No/Never
- 1 — A Little
- 2 — Yes/Often
Note: The questions are reordered each time you take the test.
The Aspie Quiz is made up of 121 questions that fall into five domains:
The Aspie Quiz outputs a neurodiverse and a neurotypical score, indicating that the participant is neurodiverse, neurotypical, or mixed.
- Your neurodiverse (“Aspie”) score: 0–200
- Your neurotypical (Non-autistic) score: 0–200
The following are the possible results based on your scores:
- Very likely autistic (neurodiverse) — Your Aspie score was at least 35 points higher than your neurotypical score.
- Very likely neurotypical (neurotypical) — Your neurotypical score was at least 35 points higher than your Aspie score.
- Both autistic and neurotypical traits (mixed) — The interval in-between (less than 35 points difference).
The threshold of 35 accurately confirms 80% of diagnosed level 1 autistics/PDD-NOS.Autism, Personality, and Human Diversity: Defining Neurodiversity in an Iterative Process Using Aspie Quiz (Ekblad, 2013)
Overall I found that the Aspie Quiz was good. The following are its strengths:
- It has gone through several iterations, which has resulted in the questions being more updated than the AQ or RAADS–R.
- There are four more questions than results, because Ekblad included four control questions to ensure that people were answering truthfully.
- The scoring shows possible comorbidities, which is helpful because it opens other avenues of investigation related to neurodiversity. For example, I saw that a low neurotypical talent score is related to dyslexia and dyscalculia.
- Even though some of the questions are enigmatic, they are overall reasonably easy to understand.
The choices ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘A Little’ and ‘Don’t Know’ felt more user-friendly, or a little softer around the edges. I did not experience as much agonizing back and forth over the answers. (Kendall)
The following are some of the weaknesses of the Aspie Quiz:
- Version 4 has some errors in matching the questions and results. I think these are likely artifacts leftover from the previous three versions.
- Initially puzzling is that the neurotypical domains refer to deficits or differences in specific skills.
- Some of the questions are unfamiliar with autistic traits. For example, a preference for walking behind a person.
The Aspie Quiz is made up of 121 questions that fall into five domains:Aspie Quiz | Rdos
Aspie Quiz domains
|Domain||High ND score |
|High ND score |
is associated with:
|Low NT score
indicates challenges with:
Recommended next steps
After the Aspie Quiz, consider taking one of the tests below.
Autism Spectrum Quotient
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for pursuing a formal autism evaluation
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Online autism tests can play an essential role in the process of self-discovery, and may inform your decision to pursue a formal diagnosis. For a formal assessment, please see a knowledgeable medical professional trained in assessing autism.
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