Gender ID

watcher2001

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No, this is not another gayway thread.

I searched and did not find this anywhere. I am sure it is old and if it has been posted before forgive me. It is a test I found on another board and found rather interesting. It is a series of questions to determine whether your mind is more male or female. It takes a little while to complete but the results are surprising.

link to test
 

greatdevourer

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I swear I've seen this here a few times, if not that perticular link, other parts of the BBC Science site referring to it.
 

Jaffa Cake

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Well, I gave it a go... and I got '0', apparently meaning that mentally I'm perfectly balanced between male and female. Who'd have thought?

I'm quite proud of the fact that I got 12 out of 12 on the spin the objects around part of the quiz. :p
 

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Josh

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Surprising indeed.

It put me smack-dab in the middle - exactly 50/50.

I did well with spacial things (typically male), and also well with emotition, emphathising, and words (typically female).

Fun link - worth the time, I think!
 

watcher2001

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Jaffa Cake said:
Well, I gave it a go... and I got '0', apparently meaning that mentally I'm perfectly balanced between male and female. Who'd have thought?

I'm quite proud of the fact that I got 12 out of 12 on the spin the objects around part of the quiz. :p
That is too funny, I scored the exact same and I also got 12 out of 12 on the spin the objects portion as well.

Wonder where Lacero would end up?
 

Kernow

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I did this a while ago, but from memory, I was almost exactly 50/50 also (but I didn't get 12 on the spin the objects :p)

vniow said:
I swear, I get a different result from every test I do on this.
I know what you mean - I guess that it might be possible to manipulate the result slightly too. I'd quite like to see if there was a proper (i.e. rigorous) test that you could undergo to find this sort of thing out.
 

Counterfit

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Aug 20, 2003
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There were a few spots were I scored well above either average.
part 1
Angles
Your score: 17 out of 20
Average score for men: 15.1 out of 20
Average score for women: 13.3 out of 20

Spot the difference
Your score: 7%
Average score for men: 39%
Average score for women: 46%
:rolleyes:
part 3
Empathising
Your empathy score is: 5 out of 20
Average score for men: 7.9 out of 20
Average score for women: 10.6 out of 20

Systemising
Your systemising score is: 13 out of 20
Average score for men: 12.5 out of 20
Average score for women: 8.0 out of 20

Eyes
Your score: 8 out of 10
Average score for men: 6.6 out of 10
Average score for women: 6.6 out of 10

Part 4

Fingers
We asked you to measure your ring and index fingers. Your ratios came to:
Right Hand: 0.98
Left Hand: 0.95
Average ratio for men: 0.982
Average ratio for women: 0.991

Part 5
Faces

Your choices suggest you prefer more feminine faces.

Part 6
3D shapes

Your score: 10 out of 12
Average score for men: 8.2 out of 12
Average score for women: 7.1 out of 12
If you scored 10 - 12: Are you an engineer or do you have a science background? People with these skills tend to score in this range. Past studies have concluded that people in this range have a more male brain.
Heh, I was a mechanical engineering major for a year ;)
Words

This task looked at your verbal fluency.

Your score: you associated 9 word(s) with grey and you named 6 word(s) that mean happy. We are assuming that all the words you entered are correct.

Average score for men: 11.4 words total
Average score for women: 12.4 words total
Does "PowerBook" count? :p
Ultimatum

This task asked you how you would divide money.

If you had to split £50 with someone, you said you would demand £25

So far on the Sex ID test, men have demanded 51.6% (£25.80) of the pot and women have demanded 51.0% (£25.50), on average.
Now this one, I don't get. 2 people, £50. £50/2 = £25. Perhaps people in the UK are greedier than me? ;)

So my brain score is 50% male, which is right on average with other guys apparently.
 

haiggy

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Patmian212 said:
i got 50 towards the male end. All the chicks in the pictures though were fugly!

Yeah, I agree... and for the first few I didn't know what to do until I caught on that you only chose ONE circle not 2.... it said I liked more masculine looking girls :(
 

takao

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50 points to the male end...

but not being native in english somehow screwed up the eye test where i didn't understand all the moods so sometimes i simply guessed (i got more right than i thought)...same with write down the words test...

i failed the what has move test as well because i didn't bother reading the instructions

and the faces test was ridiculous.. showing the same 5 faces 21 times wasn't entertaining
 

thedude110

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Jun 13, 2005
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50 to the female side.

Apparently I'm an empathizer.

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Isn't this more a test of socio-cultural situatedness than gender?
 

dops7107

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Counterfit said:
Now this one, I don't get. 2 people, £50. £50/2 = £25. Perhaps people in the UK are greedier than me? ;)
I said £25 too. Makes sense to me. But I figure: the other person should be pretty happy to get anything at all, for no effort. It's the prisoner's dilemma - co-operate or punish. Put yourself on the other side - if you were offered £20, you'd probably take it, even though you know the other guy was getting more. Win-win I suppose - it's worth co-operating. An offer of £15 might be considered insulting however, so you'll punish.

The British thing to do would be to offer 50-50: can't say fairer than that, old bean! ;)
 

greatdevourer

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The question about emotions during films is annoying, because I can only feel a few of the characters emotions, but I feel them strongly :confused:

For the eyes one, there needed to be a button at the bottom saying "I have no ***** idea". Half of those didn't have an expression, and the rest were characatures

On the hand one, my fingers are longer than it allows, so that part was completely useless. According to that, my ring:index ratio is 1, whereas it's closer to the figure they give. Stupid tests...

50-male
 

alexstein

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Aug 23, 2004
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I scored twenty-five on the male side. I did not get the last question either 25 sounds like a fair amount. Maybe I'm missing something here?
 

ravenvii

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haiggy said:
Yeah, I agree... and for the first few I didn't know what to do until I caught on that you only chose ONE circle not 2.... it said I liked more masculine looking girls :(
Yeah same here. :confused: Ah well, in the end I scored 50 towards the male side.

And for the "ultimatum", I demanded $49 :D I mean, if I demand $50, then the person can refuse, and we both get nothing, but that person will get nothing anyway. But if I demand $49, then that person will get $1. If he rejected, then he gets nothing. Might as well grab that $1 methinks.
 
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