Counseling in Vienna by Richard L. Fellner

Screening / Self Test on Asperger's Syndrome / Autism-Spectrum disorder

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Are you showing symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome?

The following questionnaire has been created by reknowned British psychiatrist Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen to assess symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome, which belongs to the lower range of Autism-Spectrum disorders. With his agreement I was the first one to publish a German translation of his test, but here's the English original for your convenience.
Note: this is a screening test, no diagnostic test - so it can't replace a professional psychological, medical or psychotherapeutic diagnosis that should really be done in person. A screening test intends to distinguish persons who require more detailed testing from such who don't require it, so that preventive or therapeutic measures can be taken.

The questionnaire consists of 50 questions and will take about 15 minutes to complete.
After completing the test, the results will be displayed (no fees involved).

Privacy is valued here. Your answers will be saved for statistical purposes, but without personal information. To prevent abuse of this questionnaire, your IP address will be recorded.
The assessment and its evaluation are are completely free.

Instructions and complementary notes

The results will be more accurate if you answer honestly.
Please answer spontaneously, without dithering too long.


0=definitely disagree    3=definitely agree
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 Iíve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
8. When Iím 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 peopleís 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 canít pursue [*]
17. I enjoy social chitchat.
18. When I talk, it isnít always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
19. I am fascinated by numbers.
20. When Iím reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the charactersí 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 theater than to a museum.
25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
26. I frequently find that I donít 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 donít usually notice small changes in a situation or a personís 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, Iím not sure when itís 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 peopleís 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 peopleís date of birth.
50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

Sex:   male   female   other


I live in:
Relationship status:
How many hours per week are you using a computer?
 hour(s) per week for work (only integers please)
 hour(s) per week during leisure (only integers please)

Do you currently have personal issues burdening you?

If you answered YES to the previous question related to problems:
Do you think that your problems might be related to autistic traits (Asperger's Syndrome): work (0=no problems caused by autistic traits at work 3=serious problems caused by autistic traits at work):
...privately (relationship, friends) (0=no private issues caused by autistic traits 3=serious private problems caused by autistic traits):

Are you currently undergoing a psychotherapy, sex therapy or counseling?
yes   no

Which of the following categories describes your primary occoupation best?

My self-assessment on my interpersonal skills:

Click "Analyze!", after that the result will be displayed (if the questionnaire was completed).