Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: My Brain, Your Brain

Found at Phin's Blog, and he found it at The horrible, evil llama butchers. It's two tests to measure your brain.

Test #1 is the "Empathy Quotient" Test. I scored a 4. Yes, 4 measley points. According to that test, it means I have a "lower than average ability for understanding how other people feel and responding appropriately. Most people with Asperger Syndrone or high-functioning autism score about 20. On average, most women score about 47 and most men about 42."

Well what does that make me? Oh, right, an Ogre! My response: It's not that I don't understand your feelings, I just really don't care! :)

Test #2 is the "Systemizing Quotient" Test. I scored 65. According to the test, it claims I have "a very high ability for analysing and exploring a system. On average women score about 24 and men score about 30. Three times as many people with Asperger Syndrome score in this range, compared to typical men, and almost no women score this high."

Now isn't that interesting.

Like the Butchers, I was interested in this condition that this (I'm sure highly scientific) quiz claims I have. From the Butchers:

Individuals with Asperger Syndrome can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see. It's important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently.

Let's see...
1. Marked deficiencies in social skills -- Hello, they don't call me Ogre for nothing!
2. Difficulties with transitions or changes -- well, certainly when they change for the worse.
3. Prefer sameness -- not really. Heck, look at the blog design!
4. Obsessive routines -- what's obsessive about having a routine?
5. Preoccupied with a particular subject of interest -- Just because I have to have the lastest computer equipment and software as soon as it's released doesn't mean I'm preoccupied.
6. Difficulty reading nonverbal clues -- once again, it's not that I can't tell, I just really, really don't care.
7. Difficulty determining proper body space -- no, I know my space, now you stay the heck out of it.
8. Overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights -- well, I'm half-deaf from working on A-6E aircraft engines, but I sure can taste a good beer.
9. May prefer soft clothing, certain foods -- mmMMMmm....beer.
10. Be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see -- uhhh...no.

Interesting. I guess that gives me about 6/10 symptoms. But the conclusion is hard to argue with: "Remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently."

And if all you people would just see things my way, things would be much more peaceful around here!

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