The neurodiversity concept was first introduced by the Australian sociologist Judy Singer in 1998 to describe patterns of perception and interaction with the surrounding world that are atypical and different than expected. The essence of the idea is that thinking differently from the majority is not wrong and should not be considered a pathology. People whose thinking and perception of the environment deviate from the usual pattern are called neurodivergent.
Neurodiversity is not an official diagnosis or medical term, but it is used as an umbrella term for many conditions included in the official list of mental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, and others.
According to recent studies, approximately 15–20 percent of the world's population show one or another form and degree of neurodivergence.
Neurodivergent Test: Neurodivergent vs. Neurotypical
Do you think you might be neurodivergent? Then start by taking this free test. This neurodivergent brain test for adults consists of 20 questions based on the main neurodiversity symptoms and will allow you to determine which concepts you match the most: neurodivergent or neurotypical.
The behavior, brain functions, and reaction to social interactions of a neurotypical person correspond to the standard ones. Brain functions and behavior of a neurodivergent person are not typical and differ to varying degrees from generally accepted standards.
Although this test has been developed in collaboration with a professional psychologist, its results are not a diagnosis, but only indicate the presence of symptoms characteristic of neurodivergence. We recommend contacting a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis.
1. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
2. I enjoy spending time alone or isolated from other people.
3. I feel overwhelmed by strong smells, tastes, lights, noises, sounds, and other sensations.
4. I tend to notice details that others do not.
5. Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
6. I frequently lose or damage valuable or expensive things (for example, my phone, glasses, documents, wallet, keys, etc.)
7. It's hard for me to organize my time well.
8. I find making eye contact with people difficult.
9. I find it hard to make new friends.
10. I am often the last to get the point of a joke.