Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Average human being

Quite a long time ago I did one of these sort-of rigorous web tests about gender and psychology, and scored in mid scale. Today, I did a definitely serious one from the BBC and got the same results — quite neutral.

I scored low on the test of matching a sloped line with its equally sloped twin in a fan of such lines (normally males score high); and high on the test of which of a collection of objects have moved (women score high, and my score was well above the female average).

A simple left-brain/right brain test suggested that I'm left-brained (more verbal and analytical — no surprise there).

On empathy vs systematization, I scored low and high — beyond male averages; yet managed 9/10 in figuring emotional state from eyes — more female than male.

Another extreme male score in having index fingers substantially shorter than ring fingers; and then in 3D shape matching, 11 out of 12

If you scored 10–12: Are you an engineer or do you have a science background?

Guilty as charged...

Then in word association — given one word, how many like it can you think of in a minute, I scored high enough to rate “Most people in this range have a female-type brain.”.

My economically rational responses to a game of money sharing were rated female.

The result I found quite interesting was the rating of attractiveness of female faces —

Your choices suggest you prefer more masculine faces.

which is certainly something I wasn't consciously aware of while selecting — though I suppose I did look for the ones who looked to have some strength of personality and weren't “fluffy”-looking (which probably amounted to the same thing).

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