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Which ASD Subtype are You?
Type #1 29%  29%  [ 22 ]
Type #2 13%  13%  [ 10 ]
Type #3 16%  16%  [ 12 ]
Type #4 38%  38%  [ 29 ]
Type #5 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 77

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29 Apr 2014, 10:42 pm

I'm a mixture of 3 and 4. When I was younger I would imitate friends a lot. I was a lot like 3, but I wouldn't get things from television or movies. I got obsessed with other people and imitated them. I'd get accused of repeating someone else's joke too many times. If I found something funny I'd repeat it over and over.

Now I'm more like a 4, though I get more talkative and expressive around the right people. Most of the time I'm more interested in the thoughts going through my own head than socializing. I perk up more when I find someone who has things in common with me. Otherwise I'll look bored or fidgety.



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29 Apr 2014, 10:50 pm

I didn't answer because the question was which are you? If it said which is closest I might have picked 1 but 4 was also close in some ways. I'd say a combination of 1 and 4.



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29 Apr 2014, 10:55 pm

I am type 1 with traits of type 4 thrown in.



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29 Apr 2014, 11:25 pm

What part of your body did you pull those subtypes out of? 8O :P



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30 Apr 2014, 12:33 am

This is very interesting to me, especially since I've been reading a lot lately about personality types (mostly Jung/MBTI).

I fit pretty well into Type #3. I'm a guy, but a rather effeminate guy; my wife and I often joke that she's the man and I'm the woman in the relationship. I'm a musician and tend to spout lyrics in response to situations. I'm definitely very emotional, but I have a hard time understanding and coping with my emotions. I had pretty serious depression during adolescence in particular (better now, but still crops up sporadically). I don't know about my tone of voice, but I tend to stammer a bit and sometimes have a hard time speaking the right volume (too loud here, too quiet there). I'm not outgoing at all, very introverted, but I do enjoy making friends...keeping them is another matter entirely.

As a kid, though, I was more of a Type #4, and I still have many of those traits. I hate small talk, think it's pretty pointless...but I do it sometimes because I know it's what people expect. I'm a very reactive/responsive person and, yes, don't initiate conversation (in fact, if I try to initiate a conversation, most of the time I have a moderate panic attack). Very true about talking about my interests; the first time I met my wife-to-be, I talked to her for three hours about music...she was very confused when she discovered I'm not much of a talker.

I could also fit pretty well into the type suggested by linatet, though I do wonder if this should be a separate type or if it's just a combination of the types listed by OP.

In general, I'd say this is a great start to this idea, though it definitely would need more data and analysis.

I do believe Type #1 is a nearly perfect description of Dr. Sheldon Cooper. :D



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30 Apr 2014, 9:46 pm

I think 3 describes me best, but I have a lot of 4 too.



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01 May 2014, 1:10 am

btbnnyr wrote:
The autistic people I know don't fit into these subtypes. Type 4 is closest to reality. The others seem like stereotypes.


That's what I thought



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01 May 2014, 7:06 am

I'd say I'm most like type #1, but there are a good many things that I don't fit about type #1. But I'm choosing type #1 because of how I am very rigid and extremely against change, and I have splinter skills.


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01 May 2014, 7:49 am

I put in bold those that apply to me.

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Type #1
Gender - equally males and females
More obviously ASD than the other types (in my opinion)/NTs are more likely to notice something different/"off" than the other types
Present as very serious. Don't do small talk and avoid social niceties.
Extremely logical, love to debate and explore topics - interests are always theoretical/academic in nature
Often say things that could be misconstrued as rude and inconsiderate
Awkward body language, avoid eye contact/give intense eye contact, give mixed messages with this.
Serious sounding, stilted/monotone tone of voice
Have unusual affect, may smile/laugh at unexpected times
When emotion displayed, huge expressions incongruent with situation (i.e. laugh really loudly)
Are very rigid in their daily activities, preferences etc.
Usually have obvious sensory issues/central coherence issues
Usually have repetitive movements/stims, more likely to do so than the other types
Usually gifted or have above average intelligence
Often have "splinter skills" that they are exceptionally good at
Harder for this group to change/adapt their behaviours than the other types
If social skills are more developed - very rigid about controlling others' behaviours and can be misinterpreted as bossy

Type #2
Gender - Almost always male, though have met one female in this category
NTs are likely to notice differences upon meeting them.
More likely to display interest in others than the other types (though this is awkward), can be outgoing
Often very awkward body language, may give mixed messages with this, wavering or piercing eye contact
Always has an unusual tone of voice, may be serious sounding or nasal or have an odd quality to it
More likely to come across as egocentric than the other types, more likely to like calling attention to themselves
Least obvious interests than the other types, can talk about a variety of subjects, can learn to chit-chat
Has fixations on very specific scenarios/situations (may bring up an event over and over or talk about a socially related topic repeatedly such as dating repeatedly) which are often brought up in social situations
May attempt to gain or successfully gain NT friends but miss social subtleties

Type #3
Gender - Mostly female, though I've seen males who fit this
Very "script based", like repeating lines from media/tv shows/videos etc.
Bring up their interests repeatedly, the main reason they are rejected/made fun of by others (used to as a child, not anymore)
Main interests are arts/drama/music/tv/series related
More emotional than the other types and more likely to discuss social situations
More likely to be self-concious, prone to depression
Appropriate/attentive body language, either good or wavering eye contact
Often has an unusual tone of voice
Has some rigidity issues, though not as obviously as type #1
Often outgoing and enjoys meeting new people, but interacts with them using interests
Much more likely to be open about AS than the other types
More likely to change their behaviours than the other types

Type #4
Gender - equally males and females
Extremely passive and quiet in social situations, don't like to chat or do small talk
Don't engage with or initiate conversation with others, unless questions are asked (and in which case they give a short, to the point answer and don't continue the conversation unless it's about an interest)
Lack of emotional expression, tend to present as neutral/"blank" (apparently; also depends on who I am with)
Don't have unusual body language (though can appear distracted at times)/can make eye contact
Tone of voice less unusual than other types, though may have unclear speech
Has interests, but you have to ask about them in order for them to talk about them.
If asked about interests, able to have an NT-like back and forth conversation about them
Least likely to be open about AS than other types, often ashamed of it

Type #5
Gender - predominantly female, though males can fit this
Often are also diagnosed with ADHD (ADHD-PI)
Talk non-stop to the point where they can annoy people (only around people I know well)
Extremely outgoing/extroverted, tend to "cling" to people and follow them around
Display appropriate body language/make eye contact but have huge difficulty "reading" others
Interests are much less obvious than the other types, like to chat and socialize
More likely to be rejected by others (even groups of Aspies!) due to not leaving others alone
Blame others for their problems instead of working on them
Usually have anxiety/rigidity issues

Type #6

This is a very small minority of people who have been given an ASD diagnosis but for some reason do not display symptoms that would earmark them as someone with ASD. They appear to have traits of it rather than the whole picture (Broader Autism Phenotype).



Looks like I am mostly a type 2.
As a child I was definitely a mix between a type 3 and a type 5.



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02 May 2014, 8:47 am

I'm a 33 y/o male (father actually) I'm mostly a 3 but waver between this and 2. My aspie traits are almost invisible until the depression kicks-in.



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03 May 2014, 6:45 pm

Great topic, and thorough!

I'm a little skeptical about these sub-types, they seem arbitrary. I identify most strongly with a type 2 or 3, but really I'm a carcrash of all of these traits, but in varying severity. Granted, I only put a name to this profound difference less than a week ago. I seem to have some comorbidities relating to anxiety and depression. But since i found out, its not so bad.



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04 May 2014, 5:59 am

droppy wrote:
I put in bold those that apply to me.

Quote:
Type #1
Gender - equally males and females
More obviously ASD than the other types (in my opinion)/NTs are more likely to notice something different/"off" than the other types
Present as very serious. Don't do small talk and avoid social niceties.
Extremely logical, love to debate and explore topics - interests are always theoretical/academic in nature
Often say things that could be misconstrued as rude and inconsiderate
Awkward body language, avoid eye contact/give intense eye contact, give mixed messages with this.
Serious sounding, stilted/monotone tone of voice
Have unusual affect, may smile/laugh at unexpected times
When emotion displayed, huge expressions incongruent with situation (i.e. laugh really loudly)
Are very rigid in their daily activities, preferences etc.
Usually have obvious sensory issues/central coherence issues
Usually have repetitive movements/stims, more likely to do so than the other types
Usually gifted or have above average intelligence
Often have "splinter skills" that they are exceptionally good at
Harder for this group to change/adapt their behaviours than the other types
If social skills are more developed - very rigid about controlling others' behaviours and can be misinterpreted as bossy

Type #2
Gender - Almost always male, though have met one female in this category
NTs are likely to notice differences upon meeting them.
More likely to display interest in others than the other types (though this is awkward), can be outgoing
Often very awkward body language, may give mixed messages with this, wavering or piercing eye contact
Always has an unusual tone of voice, may be serious sounding or nasal or have an odd quality to it
More likely to come across as egocentric than the other types, more likely to like calling attention to themselves
Least obvious interests than the other types, can talk about a variety of subjects, can learn to chit-chat
Has fixations on very specific scenarios/situations (may bring up an event over and over or talk about a socially related topic repeatedly such as dating repeatedly) which are often brought up in social situations
May attempt to gain or successfully gain NT friends but miss social subtleties

Type #3
Gender - Mostly female, though I've seen males who fit this
Very "script based", like repeating lines from media/tv shows/videos etc.
Bring up their interests repeatedly, the main reason they are rejected/made fun of by others (used to as a child, not anymore)
Main interests are arts/drama/music/tv/series related
More emotional than the other types and more likely to discuss social situations
More likely to be self-concious, prone to depression
Appropriate/attentive body language, either good or wavering eye contact
Often has an unusual tone of voice
Has some rigidity issues, though not as obviously as type #1
Often outgoing and enjoys meeting new people, but interacts with them using interests
Much more likely to be open about AS than the other types
More likely to change their behaviours than the other types

Type #4
Gender - equally males and females
Extremely passive and quiet in social situations, don't like to chat or do small talk
Don't engage with or initiate conversation with others, unless questions are asked (and in which case they give a short, to the point answer and don't continue the conversation unless it's about an interest)
Lack of emotional expression, tend to present as neutral/"blank" (apparently; also depends on who I am with)
Don't have unusual body language (though can appear distracted at times)/can make eye contact
Tone of voice less unusual than other types, though may have unclear speech
Has interests, but you have to ask about them in order for them to talk about them.
If asked about interests, able to have an NT-like back and forth conversation about them
Least likely to be open about AS than other types, often ashamed of it

Type #5
Gender - predominantly female, though males can fit this
Often are also diagnosed with ADHD (ADHD-PI)
Talk non-stop to the point where they can annoy people (only around people I know well)
Extremely outgoing/extroverted, tend to "cling" to people and follow them around
Display appropriate body language/make eye contact but have huge difficulty "reading" others
Interests are much less obvious than the other types, like to chat and socialize
More likely to be rejected by others (even groups of Aspies!) due to not leaving others alone
Blame others for their problems instead of working on them
Usually have anxiety/rigidity issues

Type #6

This is a very small minority of people who have been given an ASD diagnosis but for some reason do not display symptoms that would earmark them as someone with ASD. They appear to have traits of it rather than the whole picture (Broader Autism Phenotype).



Looks like I am mostly a type 2.
As a child I was definitely a mix between a type 3 and a type 5.

My experience is very similar to yours. There were others who wrote 'type 2 with a shade of type 1'. My guess is that there could be a subtype here that is actually gender neutral.



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04 May 2014, 7:58 pm

I'm a mix of 3 and 4.



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04 May 2014, 8:08 pm

None of them.

My type is "XFilesGeek."


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