Where wild minds come to rest
Okay, so I just did an internet test here: http://www.aspergerstestsite.com/
Just for the hell of it, to see how close I'd be to having Aspergers Syndrome (a mild form of autism), because there's this theory I heard once:
There's a line, and on one major extreme is schizophrenia, and on the other major extreme is autism. Most people are towards the middle, and slightly into- or extroverted. Extroversion is towards the schizophrenia side, and introversion on the autism side
(This seems to make sense to me, knowing the little I know about the two extremes. Also, intro/extro brains do work differently, I think there's some evidence to prove that somewhere or other.)
And I know I'm a very introverted introvert, so I thought, "hmm. Maybe I'm close to having Aspergers."
And so I did the test.
scores of 11-22 are average
scores of 23-31 are people with autistic traits
scores of 32+ have Aspergers Syndrome. Seeing as it was an internet test, and one should get properly diagnosed, they recommend seeing a professional.
I got 33. So there's a good (bad?) chance I have aspergers.
I don't know whether I should tell Mum and get a proper test done, because it'd cost money, (I guess) and it's slightly pointless seeing as there's no sort of treatment for it (I think), and being properly diagnosed isn't going to change anything, and I'm pretty sure there's nothing any one can (including me) can do about it. But it would be kind of nice, I think, to know for sure, even though it doesn't really matter.
Plus I don't want to shove another, 'Wish-has-an-effy-brain' thing on to Mum, because she already knows about my MD.
I'll probably tell her anyway, but... Yeah.