Pharyngula

I’m mostly normal!

People might read this definition of Asperger’s Syndrome and think, “Gee, that Miyyears fellow meets two of the three criteria, maybe that’s his problem”.

Asperger’s, like too many other mental illnesses, is in effect an almost whimsical diagnosis of exclusion: If someone is really smart, arrogant beyond measure, and tends to be an asshole or otherwise impossible to converse with in a normal way, then he must have a form of autism.

I’ll have you know, though, that I took the test and scored a 24, an “average math contest winner.” You need a 32 to suggest Asperger’s, and a 15 is the average. So there. I don’t have Asperger’s, I’m just cruel and insensitive.

Comments

  1. #1 Greta Christina
    August 1, 2007

    My fave question: “Other people frequently tell me that what I’ve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.”

    Only when I’m talking about religion!

    But then, “I don’t agree with you,” “I think you’re mistaken,” or “I don’t think you’ve proved your point” are considered impolite statements when talking about religion.

    And for the record, I got a 13. Much lower than I’d expected.

  2. #2 ??????
    August 2, 2007

    Oh right, LOL, it was Mr. Raven, not Mr. T. I knew it looked funny, but could not figure out why. Mr. T must be vaguely related to “Spiderlover” in my mind… *mutter*

    Anyway.

    So you won’t be using “Mr. Maritimus”, then. I think I’m glad to know that.

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