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Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Questionnaire

For each question, record if you “Definitely agree”, “Slightly agree”, “Slightly disagree” or “Definitely disagree”.


1. I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.




2. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.




3. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.




4. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.




5. I often notice small sounds when others do not.




6. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.




7. Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.




8. When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.




9. I am fascinated by dates.




10. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people's conversations.




11. I find social situations easy.




12. I tend to notice details that others do not.




13. I would rather go to a library than to a party.




14. I find making up stories easy.




15. I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.




16. I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can't pursue.




17. I enjoy social chitchat.




18. When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.




19. I am fascinated by numbers.




20. When I'm reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the character's intentions.




21. I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction.




22. I find it hard to make new friends.




23. I notice patterns in things all the time.




24. I would rather go to the theatre than to a museum.




25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.




26. I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going.




27. I find it easy to "read between the lines" when someone is talking to me.




28. I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.




29. I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.




30. I don't usually notice small changes in a situation or a person's appearance.




31. I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.




32. I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.




33. When I talk on the phone, I'm not sure when it's my turn to speak.




34. I enjoy doing things spontaneously.




35. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.




36. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.




37. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.




38. I am good at social chitchat.




39. People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.




40. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.




41. I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of cars, birds, trains, plants).




42. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.




43. I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.




44. I enjoy social occasions.




45. I find it difficult to work out people's intentions.




46. New situations make me anxious.




47. I enjoy meeting new people.




48. I am a good diplomat.




49. I am not very good at remembering people's date of birth.




50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.