Systemizing Quotient (SQ) Test

What is Systemizing Quotient (SQ) Test? The Systemizing Quotient (SQ) test is a measure of an individual’s cognitive style or tendency to systemize, which refers to the process of identifying patterns, rules, and regularities in the world and constructing systems to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems. It is one of two measures of cognitive style used in the Empathizing-Systemizing (E-S) theory of cognitive functioning, which proposes that individuals differ in their ability to empathize, or understand and respond to the mental states and emotions of others, and to systemize, or understand and predict the behavior of systems.

The SQ test consists of a series of questions that assess an individual’s interest and ability to systemize. It may be used to evaluate an individual’s cognitive style and inform interventions or accommodations in educational or occupational settings. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used to diagnose any psychological disorders.