I am reading a book by Daniel Goleman called Social Intelligence: The Revolutionary New Science of Human Relationships. In this book there is mention of a test called the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test by Simon Baron-Cohen. Since I got all three examples in the Goleman book correct, I decided to see if I could do alright on a full-version of the test. I found that one online and I got 31 out of the 36 questions correct! The average score is 26.2, while people with Autism have been found to have an average score of 21.9.
Simon Baron-Cohen has created three other tests that you can take online at this website, and I found it interesting that while I was within the average range for each of the tests, my results were closer to the average male results than the average female results.
I would be interested in hearing how others score on the same tests. How valid do you think these tests are?