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Offline kc1980

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Do you have ass burgers?
« on: June 10, 2010, 01:55:12 am »
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html

I scored a 33, but I don't think I have it.  ;D
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 01:57:27 am »
I clicked on this thread thinking it was about people who had trouble wiping well enough.

I don't know if I am happy or sad that it is about the mental condition instead.  ???
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 02:03:25 am »
No!  It's not a BAD thing.  Some of the greatest engineers and scientists have (or had) the condition.  Some examples are: Nikola Tesla, Einstein, Hawkings, Feynman, etc.  I can go on.  It's no mental disorder.  We wouldn't be enjoying our high standard of living if it weren't for people with Asperger's.  I just thought that there should be a disproportionately high prevalence of Asperger's among EEs and engineers, in general.   ;D
 

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 03:17:45 am »
34 but assburgers is the latest popular condition, i went through the usual popular, dsylexia, autism etc stuff whatever was on the cover of psychology today
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 04:07:53 am »
13.. but knowing what asperger's is makes unbiased answers more difficult
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 04:17:19 am »
34 but assburgers is the latest popular condition, i went through the usual popular, dsylexia, autism etc stuff whatever was on the cover of psychology today

I scored a 31, but I'm pretty sure it's because I value different things than most. As a bad example, the average person around here doesn't care about physics and I don't follow any sports at all, so the common ground's pretty limited. Another way to put it would be that my social awkwardness is by choice. :)


I know what you mean by 'popular condition'. I feel somewhat strongly about such things.

Incoming rant, fair warning . . .

A few years back the coffee crowd around here adopted Asperger's as their latest 'fashionable affliction'. I know at least two people who, "don't have full on Asperger's, but are definitely not neurotypical." Sadly, they're pretentious, highly social manipulators looking for some way to make the inside of their skull as praiseworthy as their fashion sense. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their armpits.

I have one friend who I suspect very strongly of having Asperger's, though he's never been diagnosed as he sees no real utility in the knowledge. The degree of effort he has to put in to everyday personal relations astounds me, and I don't think I could find the resolve to keep at it as he's chosen to. After seeing him struggle through a divorce and reenter the dating scene painfully and slowly it steams me up to see people treat a difficult condition as an affectation to put their babbling in the company of genius.

Rant complete.

I'd guess that engineering fields in general have a higher incidence of Asperger's. It's a good fit for someone with poor people skills and astounding attention to detail.

Temple Grandin is an activist for Autisim, and would be a good introduction for anyone who doesn't know what it is.
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 04:49:58 am »
yep Phil, that sounds pretty much exactly why its called assburgers nowadays.

forget A.I. that quiz could replace most psychotherapists as is.

same for depression.

A) do you feel bad, or have you ever felt bad ?
B) do you ever have thoughts of suicide

if you answered yes to one, please take this latest drug thats still covered by a patent and i get a huge kickback on.

funnily enough i was in the local pharmacy the other day to get some prilosec and pepcid ac, they were under lock and ket, the shopkeep said they were because people stole them and tried to return them at other branches of the same store, but the generic brands owned by the store weren't under lock and key, on a lower shelf and were the difference in price of $12 to $13 for the brand name, he didn't seem to have noticed it before,(i'd imagine that'd be one point on that quiz) but yeah better profit for the store, since you have to wait for them to come and ulock it and the automated machine annouces loudly that you need help in the antacid dept. so i'd imagine a lot of people just choose the store brand.

 

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 10:43:48 am »
18 assburgers for dinner tonight  :P
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 06:47:49 pm »
Oh crap. I was seriously being honest. Didn't even have too many on the extreme right or left. Even kind of cheated and weakend some of my answers more towards the norm since I knew what the test was looking for.

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Man, and to think if I would have taken the test truly blind. oooooof.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 08:04:06 pm »
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Does that mean I am more normal or less abnormal ?

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 09:44:54 pm »
you were being honest, but you kinda cheated? yep you've got it.
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 09:57:51 pm »
you were being honest, but you kinda cheated? yep you've got it.

yeah, that sounds pretty bad doesn't it.  :D

I guess what I was trying to say is I was truthfull about the agree / disagree on each question, but I sometimes fudged whether it was "strongly" or not.

But I see down at the bottom that aspect of it doesn't even matter since all the scoring really looks at is whether it's an agree or disagree. Severity doesn't come into play.
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Re: Do you have ass burgers?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 09:59:41 pm »
29. Now I'm suffering from depression too :(

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2010, 01:16:13 am »
first of all, this test is far from scientific....it's just a tool to amuse ourselves.

secondly, why are you guys bummed that you have -- or might have -- Asperger's?  There's no such thing as "normal".  I think I scored high-ish on the test because I am an introvert.  Yup, that's right!  I'm not ashamed to be an introvert either; it just means that I recharge in solitude and feel drained after hanging around people for too long -- especially with intense, high-energy personalities in formal situations.  It doesn't mean that I'm antisocial or pissed off at the world.  I love hanging out with my friends, but I just can't do it for a long and continuous length of time.  Of course, I tend to be able to hang around other introverts much longer, as they require much less maintenance.

Just be yourself!  ;)
 

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2010, 01:24:49 am »
BTW, depression is a very common condition as well; it tends to afflict idealists, realists, pragmatists, etc.  Depression tends to be very common among actors, artists and comedians as well -- ironic, huh?  Examples include: Chevy Chase, Sarah Silverman, Owen Wilson, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Rodney Dangerfield, etc.  More examples: Ashley Judd, Billy Joel, Buzz Aldrin, etc.

I wouldn't call it a blessing, but it sure is far from a "disorder".  We need depressed people and ass burgers in this world.
 

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2010, 08:11:57 am »
BTW, depression is a very common condition as well

Nop its not .... If you are an healthy personality  , depression comes ONLY from true negative events ,
that you are unable to have control or handle ..

They are many that they just think or believe  that they are depressed.

The only true reason to feel depression , its your credit card bill,
especially if you have lost your job.  
 

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010, 05:01:32 pm »
my myers-briggs is XNFP i'm fine with that, plus i'm ok with not being normal, since normal is just average. Like better who say 20/20 vision, thats average too
 

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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2010, 09:15:54 pm »
scored a 19, I am "normal" ; ;


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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2010, 10:09:17 pm »
My fiancee score me a 27, I scored myself a 25.  You don't get to be different without being different...  Call it a curse, blessing, or justification for eclectic oddity, I am pretty sure there have been many scientist, engineers, artist, and innovators all very different for thousands of years before Dr. Assberger said anything about it. 
 

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2010, 10:20:42 pm »
I couldn't complete the test because there are a few questions I couldn't answer.

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

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

I don't read fiction at all so I can't answer of the above.

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

I've never played with children since I was one myself and that was a long time ago.

It didn't seem to mind me missing some of the questions out though. I scored 28 which makes me boarderline I suppose.
 

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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2010, 03:00:18 am »
24 for me.

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2010, 03:09:19 am »
29 for me and my Myers-Briggs score was FUKD ;)


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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2010, 04:19:26 am »
14 here, not totally sure what that means...

Many of those answers could be pretty good diagnostics of whether the person is male or female to be honest! What did strike me was the number of answers which (taken in reverse) could be asked of a person suspected of being dyslexic or dyspraxic. I wonder if there is a lower preponderance of autism among dyslexics? In the context of this quiz they do appear to be polar opposites. The people I know which have dyslexia (like autism, they don't 'suffer' from dyslexia, it is just how they are) are all amazingly creative and sociable, but are utterly rubbish at remembering sequences.

Strangely, I can't remember phone numbers (I can remember 2 - home and my mobile - but only because I have a mnemonic for it) yet I don't have any problem with spelling. Equally, I love analysing mechanistic things and seeing how they work (or fail to), and hate my routine being messed with, but I am really good at understanding what people are feeling. I guess what it boils down to, is we are all a bit odd, a mixture of this and that, and defining human character is like nailing custard to a wall.


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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2010, 06:07:21 pm »
I was diagnosed with dyslexia plus other learning difficulties which haven't being defined, maybe I suffer from Aspergers?

At school, was the brightest kid who got help from the special needs department at school, probably the only one there with above average intelligence. I remember helping another student who had learning difficulties with their science work, it was really frustrating, the work was easy, I had to bight my tongue many times.
 

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2010, 06:08:54 pm »
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