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Old 12-07-20, 05:49 PM
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27. Almost all my answers were in the middle 2 rows, I kind of knew what they were getting at, but I do not have strong feelings/traits in those directions.
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Old 12-07-20, 09:13 PM
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29. Then after an hour, 32. I changed several answers in opposite directions. Does that mean I'm indecisive? I can't make up my mind.
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Old 12-07-20, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
18 out of 50

So disappointed that I couldn't get diagnosed via an internet quiz!

The scary part it was created by one of the UK's top specialists, at Cambridge Univ.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:03 PM
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I HATE quizzes that don't give a neutral option!
e.g.

I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.

I don't go to either, so how can I answer?

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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
...This felt a whole lot like those tests that (some) places will give, pre employment. I always love when they ask the same question again to see if you change your answer.
Yup, and they're always variations of the same question: Are you gonna steal from us?
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Old 12-07-20, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I HATE quizzes that don't give a neutral option!
e.g.

I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.

I don't go to either, how how can I answer?
Vote for trump.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Vote for trump.
When hell freezes over.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
You often concentrate to the point you forget to breathe.

When wronged by a colleague you never seek revenge.

You approach having sex like any physics problem.
I really like those questions. I'd like to see a poll taken on those subjects, same four gradations of responses.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
When hell freezes over.
My ascii-text autism masks the sarcasm.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:47 PM
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This reminds me of when I read the Michael Lewis book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine", (on which the film "The Big Short" was based). One of the principle characters was Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale). He had a small child who had been diagnosed as possibly autistic, and his wife acquired some books on the topic to read. One day he picked one up and started reading it. Instead of recognizing his child in the descriptions, he recognized himself!

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Old 12-08-20, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
When hell freezes over.
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Vote for trump.

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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
This comedian's wife 'has a little bit of the autism. A skosh of the tizzie' (The whole set is worth watching, I think this guy's great)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0MaW2dNb2M&t=2030s
My favorite part:
If you get tested for autism as an adult, you better hope the diagnosis comes back positive. Otherwise what's the doctor gonna tell you? "Sorry, turns out you're just weird and awkward FOR NO REASON AT ALL"
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Old 12-09-20, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Y'all can't even help yourselves can you? Shoo, back to PnR, get outta Foo with that ****.
They're on the political spectrum...
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Old 12-09-20, 04:33 PM
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These sorts of quizzes bother me. There is another one that is fairly popular called Myers–Briggs Personality Type Indicator. Basically, it lumps you into one of 16 possible personalities, which seems dubious already. But it doesn't seem to account at all for nuances, such as differences between an introvert and an extrovert. For example, I am completely comfortable in front of large audiences (hundreds or more), but I am much less comfortable in front of one or two other people.

These kind of assessments seem too blunt to accurately characterize human behavior and personality, so it makes me very worried when they are used to diagnose a psycho-pathology.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
These sorts of quizzes bother me. There is another one that is fairly popular called Myers–Briggs Personality Type Indicator. Basically, it lumps you into one of 16 possible personalities, which seems dubious already. But it doesn't seem to account at all for nuances, such as differences between an introvert and an extrovert. For example, I am completely comfortable in front of large audiences (hundreds or more), but I am much less comfortable in front of one or two other people
Not to be an apologist for Meyers-Briggs (I am about as stereotypical an INTP as you could imagine, but I am sure there are lots of people that don't fall so neatly into the 16 buckets), Introvert/Extrovert is the first letter. It is not uncommon for introverts to be ok with public speaking, but tired by more intimate communication. I am that way as well. I find public speaking is basically acting; you put on an extroverted persona, and there's kind of disconnect from the self, even when interacting 'individually' in Q&A. Immediately after, talking to somebody who comes up to talk more directly, is a radically different context.

Check out the excellent book about introversion, Quiet, by Susan Cain.
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Old 12-09-20, 05:26 PM
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People can also train to 'improve' traits as (if?) they develop and gain better self awareness. Certainly being in many types of work environments require this.
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