Neurotypical is the term that describes the majority of the population. It refers to individuals whose neurological development is considered typical or within the range of what is considered typical for the general population. On the contrary, neurodivergent is the term that describes people with the atypical patterns of neurological development and cognition. It does not describe a specific condition but combine a wide range of neurological divergencies from what is considered “typical.”
As such, the term “neurodivergent” is applicable to a great number number of people with the conditions including but not limited to:
autism spectrum disorder
OCD and others
There are no strict medical criteria of what can and cannot be considered neurotypical. The term is broad and used loosely in the scientific community. Some people rightfully considered neurodivergent can be high-functioning in the society and others not. Interestingly, many people don’t even suspect that some of their traits are signs of neurodivergence early in life. Many people undiagnosed for years even for some of the most common learning or developmental disorders.
Neurodivergent Symptoms Test
This short 20-question quiz is meant to uncover some widespread symptoms of neurodivergence that often go unnoticed for some time. This is a comprehensive test that looks out for the majority of disorders typically associated with neurodiversity. Thus, it’s not meant to diagnose a particular disorder.
As a result of this quiz, you’ll be able to compare your cognition and behavioral patterns to what is considered “typical”. If the patterns are different, this could be a reason to suspect neurodivergence. You’ll probably be able to notice some minor signs as well if you know what to look out for. Thus, we highly recommend consulting with professional for additional information. Do not get into the trap of self-diagnosing, especially using Google as a doctor.
Signs of Neurodivergence in Adults
Here are some of the most common and telling neurodivergence symptoms in adults:
Difficulties is understanding and expressing feelings and emotions. Neurodivergent people often have issues with this aspect of interactions. This is one of the crucial aspects that makes their engagement with society so difficult.
Issues with learning. Neurodivergent people are intellectually developed and even can be geniuses. However, due to some conditions such as dyslexia, for example, they can often have difficulties at school. And that doesn’t mean they cannot learn and perceive information effectively. The issue lies in the unified learning practices not tailored to deal with divergences and helping such people with more flexibility.
Unique cognitive patterns. Meaning that you think differently from others and usually have atypical logical conclusions or view problem-solving differently. Have you ever noticed that people don’t come to the same conclusions as you? Or you clearly see a pattern where others don’t? This may be a telling symptom of neurological development divergence.
To find out more signs and symptoms, please, continue to the quiz! Choose the answers that describe your behavior the best!
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