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Quote from another thread "GD does correlate with autism "

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Orionaut, Apr 14, 2019 at 7:02 PM.

  1. Rainmaker

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    Yes I know mate, I’m one of them too. ;) Also, +1 to thinking this thread was about the only GD that matters... General Discussion. OP should have known better tbh.
     
  2. jrodga2k5

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    11...yay I suppose!!
     
  3. Tee Hee Johnson

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    26 for me, seems close!
     
  4. Fireskull

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    Where's @Steedie ? gotta be a 50+...? :p
     
  5. Rids

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    23 - think that was driven up by my introvert nature.

    I'm an accountant, of course I'm **** in social situations - it comes with the territory.
     
  6. mrk

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    I got 7.

    I think some of those questions are bs though. I'm a petrolhead, of course I'm going to notice license plates! I'm also a photographer, so small details stand out to me very easily. I also have very sensitive hearing, so often hear noises others do not.


    Reeeeeee!
     
  7. Rainmaker

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    Think about that though. The questions are 'bs', yet you only scored a 7 despite identifying with some of the descriptors. The point is that someone on the Spectrum will identify with most or all of them to some degree, and hence score a lot more than 7. Your post simply shows it working as intended, despite you showing 'some' positive responses due to non-Autistic reasons (as might anyone). :confused:
     
  8. TheOracle

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    23

    That surprises me to be honest...or does.....nah, it's probably about right
     
  9. Brizzles

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    30
     
  10. Roar87

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    I got 22, I do like to make lists and be organised and I can get obsessed about games or certain topics, but I do enjoy socialising and I'm quite a social person, it's something I've worked on though and it hasn't always been the case.

    I think you could classify someone who just hasn't been socialised properly and developed those skills as Autistic when actually they just need to go out and get a life
     
  11. Steedie

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    Jakes on you, 25
     
  12. Fireskull

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    :D 1 more than me.
     
  13. CREATIVE!11

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    I got like 27....

    Mainly because I love to focus on details and make sure things are squared up.

    OCD more likely....
     
  14. Steedie

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    To be fair, I was answering some of those and thinking “this is going to make me score quite highly”. But I think my answers are more due to an irrational hatred of everyone as opposed to being autistic
     
  15. Worthy

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    With society being how it is today, I'd say it's rational!
     
  16. Fireskull

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    Hah was also going to say the same!
     
  17. ttaskmaster

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    Scored a 41. Meh.

    "You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment"......

    Most would know they've learned these workarounds, though and understand how it skews teh results if they're not honest about it still being a problem that requires such masking in the first place, so ought to answer more honestly.
    But again, it's just a screening checklist rather than any form of actual test, let alone diagnosis, as explained in all their disclaimers.
     
  18. FluffySheep

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    27. Thought I might be a bit higher and those around me would too

    FluffySheep
     
  19. Mason-

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    23.

    As a thought would a large OcUK survey with a range of questions be something people are interested in? Maybe run once a year?
     
  20. ttaskmaster

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    Surely just posting in certain notorious forums is more than evidence enough of numerous mental issues and disorders? :p