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SexID Some researchers say that men can have 'women's brains' and that women can think more like men. Find out more about 'brain sex' differences by taking the Sex ID test, a groundbreaking experiment designed by a team of top psychologists:
posted by srboisvert (81 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
great, I spend 20 minutes taking the test and it tells me I'm exactly like all the other guys taking the test. I did get to feel slightly smug by scoring well above even the other men's average scores on the visual tests though.
posted by fvw at 3:10 PM on March 8, 2005


I scored exactly the same as the average woman, yet somehow I am a very masculine, straight man who prefers feminine faces. I think I'm going to cry.

Strange, looking at my results, it seems that I aced some of the math-like tests and the emotional tests as well. I blew angles and I have girl hands, so I guess the researchers believe this means that I think like a woman. Whatever, I'm a real man and I can take it.
posted by crazy finger at 3:16 PM on March 8, 2005


Well those were confusing answers. Tell me something I don't know. They should have a thing at the bottom that said to me "You're fucked up. You do really good on some things and really bad on others, and they're not at all associated with your sex. We can't tell if you're male or female. You weird freak. And p.s. you can't tell your right from your left. You idiotic monkey."
posted by seanyboy at 3:19 PM on March 8, 2005


19 out of 20 lines
50% of the rearranged objects
right-brain dominant
5 out of 20 empathy
18 out of 20 systematizing
9 out of 10 eye-reading
have masculine fingers
prefer masculine faces (?)
12 out of 12 shapes
named 8 gray things
found 6 synonyms for happy
offered £29
demanded £15

After all that, I'm pegged as just an average guy.
posted by pmbuko at 3:28 PM on March 8, 2005


The eyes task analyses your ability to empathise. In other words, how in touch you are with other people's emotions.

Out of 10 pairs of eyes, you matched 8 with the correct mood.


Were the people actualy feeling these things when the pictures were taken, I wonder? or did they just decide. A lot of them seemed pretty ambigous.
posted by delmoi at 3:29 PM on March 8, 2005


I got odd results as well. Blew angles, but did really well on just about everything else. Low ring-to-index finger ratio suggests high testosterone, as does the 3D rotation quiz and supposed right-brained-ness, but my high scores on "what has changed" and the eyes-to-emotion quiz place me in between average mens and womens scores.

I'm interested to know how other people did on the identify emotion with eyes portion. (Mine was 10/10)
posted by signalnine at 3:30 PM on March 8, 2005


That took up a good chunk of time at work, and for that I thank you. Some interesting tests that I'm not entirely convinced are valid, but they're somewhat entertaining to partake in nonetheless. Figured I'd post the scores along with averages so others can just post the numbers for quicker reference.

19 of 20 on Angles (Average score for men: 16.4 / Average score for women: 14.7)
57% on Moving Objects (Average score for men: 42% / Average score for women: 57%)
Left thumb on top (may excel in visual, spatial and intuitive processes)
7 out of 20 Empathy score (Average score for men: 4 - 12 / Average score for women: 8 - 15)
15 out of 20 Systemising score (Average score for men: 8 - 16 / Average score for women: 3 - 12)
9 of 10 on the Eyes (Average score: 6 - 9)
0.96 Finger ratio (exactly average for male)
I prefer feminine faces (yay!)
12 of 12 rotating 3D shapes (Average score for men: 8.4 / Average score for women: 6.4)
Assos. 10 words with Grey, and 5 with Happy (Average score: 6 - 10 words each...I guess I'm not Happy)
I offered 25 pounds. I mean, I'm getting it for free, right? Better 25 than none...

And yes, I am very bored at work. Very bored.
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2005


Took the test and it referred me to this site. I question these results.
posted by eatitlive at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2005


I got 8/10 on the eyes. I think they helped a bit by which four options they gave.
posted by solotoro at 3:37 PM on March 8, 2005


looking at these slightly diffrent faces is pretty trippy.
posted by delmoi at 3:38 PM on March 8, 2005


Looks like me and pmbuko are pretty similar fellows, minus the, uh, preference for masculine faces...

on preview: looking at these slightly diffrent faces is pretty trippy.

My thoughts exactly. My head hurts.
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:40 PM on March 8, 2005


I took this a few days ago, and though I don't remember my specific results, I do remember that the test's overall evaluation is that I fall right in the center.

And you know who else might fall in the center? That's right, ladies and gentlemen: David Bowie.
posted by incomple at 3:43 PM on March 8, 2005


I'm a man, I'm a full grown man.
I'm a man, I'm apparently 25% man.

Angles: 16 out of 20
Spot the difference: 57%
Hands: RIGHT thumb was on top
Your empathy score is: 3 out of 20
Your systemising score is: 15 out of 20
Eyes: 7 out of 10
Fingers: Right Hand: 0.97 Left Hand: 0.96
Faces: you prefer more feminine faces.
3D shapes: 12 out of 12 (boo YAH)
Words: 11 words with GREY and 8 words that mean happy.
Ultimatum: you said you would demand £1.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:43 PM on March 8, 2005


I'm right in the middle. Did better on the angles and rotation thingy than most women, but I'm a three-dimensional designer, so what the hay.
posted by Specklet at 3:46 PM on March 8, 2005


I am a lesbian.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:50 PM on March 8, 2005


The test says I am cerebrally androgynous. But 95% of the time I fantasize about women. What gives?
posted by zwemer at 3:54 PM on March 8, 2005


Shapes: 20/20
Spot the Difference: 43%
Hands: No^H^HRight-brainer
Empathy: 12/20
Systemizing: 15/20
Eyes: 8/10
Fingers: Girly
Faces: Feminine
3D Shapes: 12/12
Words: 6 & 7 (Harder, I think, for us to whom English is a second language)
Ultimatum: Demands £49, accepts £1

Which puts me squarely in the average male brain category. (+50)
posted by cx at 3:56 PM on March 8, 2005


Apparently I'm an exactly average 50%-to-the-male-side guy. (12/12 on 3D shapes - whoo!)

Thanks for the link, Sr., this was fun.
posted by wanderingmind at 3:58 PM on March 8, 2005


My brain is 25% female, instead of the 'normal' result of 50%.

Finally, a graph to show to people who wonder why I'm such a tomboy!
posted by cmyk at 4:11 PM on March 8, 2005


Does anyone have problems with this quiz in Firefox?

I'm in the last section of Part 6, and after answering the last 3 questions, I click on 'Get my profile' and it just lands me to the main page with 'Part 6' still highlighted as incomplete. Clicking on Part 6 just loops back.
posted by Gyan at 4:16 PM on March 8, 2005


Someone copy-paste the link attached to 'Get My Profile'.
posted by Gyan at 4:19 PM on March 8, 2005


From the disclaimer:

Bear in mind that your performance may be affected by many factors in addition to gender, like age and intelligence.

So, since I am a young man who inexplicably scored a 50% female, what is the suggestion here? Am I not very smart? HA! Just kidding! But seriously, is this test assuming that woman brains are smarter? Because that's the only explanation that makes sense.
posted by crazy finger at 4:24 PM on March 8, 2005


Worked for me on Safari, Gyan:

Profile link

I am some super male/female cross. I did really well on the emotional ones and the spatial ones. Apparently I am right-brained and my final result has me near the middle but slightly into the female range. Hmmm...
posted by vacapinta at 4:24 PM on March 8, 2005


Gah! Foiled! I wasn't told I'd need a ruler at the beginning of the test! Damn you BBC! *shakes fist*
posted by graventy at 4:34 PM on March 8, 2005


Printable paper rulers
posted by vacapinta at 4:36 PM on March 8, 2005


Rock, I scored 71% on the moving objects, completely blew it with the angled lines though.

Still ended up a typical female though.
posted by idiotfactory at 4:43 PM on March 8, 2005


I dipped out on the angles (7/20) but got full marks in all the other spatial and pictorial ones. Maybe my monitor is on a lean :-/
posted by Sparx at 4:46 PM on March 8, 2005


men can have 'women's brains' and that women can think more like men

Then... they aren't, by definition, "women brains" or "men brains" - they're just brains.


mmmmmm braaaaaains
posted by eustacescrubb at 4:54 PM on March 8, 2005


huh, very interesting. I am a het woman who works in advertising. my brain is the average man's, except I scored higher than average on the angles and 3D shapes (and have woman hands). According to the test I may be a scientist!
posted by miss tea at 5:02 PM on March 8, 2005


The thing that bugged me about the "eyes" section was that so many of the pictures were of famous people, taken from magazines/photo shoots. "So, what emotion do you think Isabella Rossellini was having when she posed for this headshot? Aghast?" Stupid.
posted by tristeza at 5:06 PM on March 8, 2005


18/20 on angles but 17% on what's different...
posted by Veritron at 5:30 PM on March 8, 2005


The eyes section was definately stupid. Most of the time my answer would have been "bored" or "indifferent", but those options were never offered.
posted by sotonohito at 5:38 PM on March 8, 2005


This took forever. It seems to me thespark.com's gender test was shorter, more accurate, and funnier.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:00 PM on March 8, 2005


The eyes section was definately stupid. Most of the time my answer would have been "bored" or "indifferent", but those options were never offered

They also didn't offer "High" as an option
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:01 PM on March 8, 2005


Well, the results on mine were pretty much what I expected. (I'm a straight male with a 25% female brain according to the site). Fun stuff! What would Larry Summers make of this, I wonder...
posted by greatgefilte at 6:12 PM on March 8, 2005


I don't get it. How can I get a low 2/20 in the "empathy" self-diagnostic questions but a high 8/10 in the "reading eyes" visual test? How can I bomb the angles test with a below-average (for both males and females) 14/20 score but turn around and ace the 3D shapes test with 11/12? Aren't these contradictory results?

Thankfully the test told me that I preferred feminine faces, so I hadn't been wasting my time with women all these years. Whew! What a relief!
posted by DaShiv at 6:32 PM on March 8, 2005


The eyes section was definately stupid. Most of the time my answer would have been "bored" or "indifferent", but those options were never offered.

Whatever else you can say about the eye test, they did not all look bored or indifferent. A test isn't invalid just because you fail it.
posted by Doug at 6:32 PM on March 8, 2005


I got pegged at 0 (halfway). 17/20 angles, 12/12 shapes. Only 5 of 10 eyes. My finger ratio was .93 though, loaded with testosterone. I was also more attracted to masculine faces.
posted by rafter at 6:42 PM on March 8, 2005


I am a young straight white male who has the brain of the average woman.

I guess. :o
posted by blacklite at 6:46 PM on March 8, 2005


im neither masculine nor feminine...... i must be..... metro
posted by sourbrew at 7:02 PM on March 8, 2005


I wouldn't be terribly concerned about the results. This 'test' actually looks to be a thinly disguised study ...they are gathering so much data in the interstitial questions that I have to assume that data-gathering is its true purpose.
posted by Miko at 7:03 PM on March 8, 2005


I'm female and scored 50% on the male side, the same average as male participants. I never was girly, so this kinda matches.
posted by evening at 7:13 PM on March 8, 2005


I'm a man with a 50% "female" brain. I crushed that rearranged objects picture, too. Only missed one, and a bit disappointed with myself, actually. Managed 9/10 on the eyes, bombed the angles and 3D shapes. Guess I'm a bit of a pantywaist. A pantywaist with a 0.96 finger ratio.

And I don't see why you'd offer or accept less than half of the 50 pounds. If someone else isn't going to play fair (ie, split it down the middle), then I'm not playing. Maybe I misread the instructions for that part, or maybe I just don't need the $100.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:21 PM on March 8, 2005


I ended up with an "average man" score, but I find it ironic that I would have scored more towards the female end of the spectrum, except that I kept getting distracted during the "spot the difference" test by cute females walking past my desk.
posted by dg at 7:24 PM on March 8, 2005


Well, the test doesn't claim to measure your degree of attraction to the opposite sex. It just claims to measure the similarity of your thinking to others of your own gender. In other words, you could be 100% gay and still score 100% masculine (whatever that means).
posted by Miko at 7:45 PM on March 8, 2005


I enjoy being 25% girl.
And I have deceptively girlish-looking masculine hands, one of which is apparently smaller than the other.
I was shocked to find I got 12/12 on the 3D shapes.
16/20 angles, 79% spot the difference, 8/10 eyes, left-brain dominant.
I did Part 3, but my answers didn't show up in Safari somehow.

Miko, I don't think the fact that this is an experiment is very thinly disguised. It's always interesting to see what the latest research questions look like-- the morphy face-choosing was difficult & strange. I liked the masculine male faces, but I imagine if I did the test with female faces, I'd choose the more feminine ones.
posted by obloquy at 8:04 PM on March 8, 2005


I. am. androgenous.

Exactly 50%
posted by Doohickie at 8:06 PM on March 8, 2005


I, too, enjoy being a 50% male-brained girl.
posted by scody at 11:27 PM on March 8, 2005


It seems I am a man trapped in a woman's body!

*joins the Metafilter tomboys club*
posted by Marit at 11:47 PM on March 8, 2005


Exactly Miko. What does my income or my parents' income have to do with my personality?

I did get 10/10 on the eyes thing and 20/20 on the angles part. And it seems my full grown male fingers are much more feminine than women's fingers.
posted by Devils Slide at 12:20 AM on March 9, 2005


And my vocabulary is pretty amazing too:

Grey slacks, grey socks, grey shirts, grey coats, grey windbreakers, grey sweaters, grey boxers....
posted by Devils Slide at 12:30 AM on March 9, 2005


Am I missing something about the splitting the money pot question?
posted by techgnollogic at 1:00 AM on March 9, 2005


I guess it's a "here's 5 bucks, take it or leave it" seeing-what-you-can-get-away-with kind of question?
posted by techgnollogic at 1:14 AM on March 9, 2005


Anyone try the fake smile test?
I snagged 16/20.
posted by crack at 1:34 AM on March 9, 2005


Angles: 12 of 20
Difference: 64%
right brain (thumb)
empathy: 11 of 20
systemize: 16 of 20
eyes: 7 of 10
fingers: .97
faces: masculine
3d Shapes: 8 of 12
words: 9 and 5
ultimatum: half.

Stupid to claim science, then only offer the choice of stone or pounds for weight. Most of the world, and especially the scientific world, use kilograms. Only ridiculous Brits use Stones (while claiming to be 'metric', no less. At least Americans aren't phony about it)

The finger measurements were stupid. If millimeters count, then only consistent measurements will yield results.

Otherwise, I'm definitely having an off day. Haven't eaten, feeling lousy (ear infection).

25% on the female side. No surprise, except maybe I'd have expected more. Its a cultural thing, I grew up in gaylandia.
posted by Goofyy at 1:51 AM on March 9, 2005


maybe it's just me, but i take huge issue with these overgeneralized definitions of "masculine" and "feminine" brains, or "masculine/feminine" anything for that matter.

and i found the changing faces a bit creepy...

that said, its' still an interesting way to kill 20 minutes
posted by venus in furs at 3:58 AM on March 9, 2005


A quarter of the way into the male side.

Angles: 18/20
Difference: 93%
Eyes: 8/10
3d shapes: 12/12
Words: 5, 6

Faces: prefer feminine
Girl hands
Ultimatum: half, though the results claimed I chose a different number.

The results claim I didn't finish the first part of section three (empathy & systemize).
posted by D.C. at 5:03 AM on March 9, 2005


Interesting facts to consider, at least for me: I scored girly-high on the word test, but I am a writing teacher (although that's consistent with the academic treatment of comp teachers, that it's a pink-collar ghetto). My "ring" finger is longer than my index finger--what's next, phrenology?

Finally, the Cambridge prof behind this test is the brother or cousin of Sacha Baron-Cohen, aka Ali G. Not that he isn't a serious scientist, but do we know whether Ali G had a hand in the test design?
posted by beelzbubba at 6:06 AM on March 9, 2005


Scored 25 Male (avg. 50).

19/20 angles. 50% spot-the-difference. Left thumb = right brain. 4/20 empathy. 9/20 systemizing. 5/10 eyes. Womanly fingers. Prefer female faces. 11/12 3d rotation. 14+13 synonyms, but I was pretty loose with the words. And screwed myself on the bet.

So I dunno. In most ways I'm undoubtedly a randy male with all the usual stuff that comes with that and a near complete inability to care about offending people. At the same time, I'm my best (female) friend's girlfriend (the telephone, emo, yakkety-yak thing) and am thinking about getting into the social welfare scene.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:17 AM on March 9, 2005


Wonder what a 100% male or 100% female performance looks like, since obviously the average is only halfway in either direction?
posted by techgnollogic at 10:26 AM on March 9, 2005


Thankfully the test told me that I preferred masculine faces, so I hadn't been wasting my time with butch women all these years. Whew! What a relief!
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:00 AM on March 9, 2005


As a bit of a fan of the "brain sex" idea, and of personality testing in general, I didn't see much particularly new in this test. A lot of it (eg rotating objects, remembering positions of objects) are straight out of first-year psych texts, for example.

My guess here is that the true value of this test may be the later analysis of the cross-cultural, demographic and personal data gathered, matched against the test results, although a simple "did you answer honestly" question probably doesn't cut it for strict academic rigour...
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:31 PM on March 9, 2005


Angles: 18 of 20
Rearranged stuff: 50%
Left thumb: right brain
Empathy: 13 of 20
Systemize: 18 of 20
Eyes: 9 of 10
Fingers: 1.04
Faces: masculine
3D Shapes: 11 of 12
Words: 9 & 11
Money: offered 50%, demanded 30%

I'm a mixed bag (heh). Scored higher than men in the spatial tests and right on the dot with the female empathy stuff. Said my brain was more male than female.
posted by deborah at 3:58 PM on March 9, 2005


Deborah's got my fingers!
posted by five fresh fish at 4:18 PM on March 9, 2005


fff has girly fingers, fff has girly fingers! Nyah, nyah, nyah!
posted by deborah at 5:31 PM on March 9, 2005


Deborah's got fishy fingers! Daborah's got fishy fingers! Nyah, nyah, nyah!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:54 PM on March 9, 2005


i am so going to hell...
posted by five fresh fish at 6:55 PM on March 9, 2005


Was anyone else annoyed at how often the test admonished that this was for science, so you better darn well answer honestly and correctly? I mean, really. They're testing a bunch of self-selected web users, making them whip out rulers to take precise measurements, and do it all unobserved -- what kind of science is that? The same that informs your basic "which Buffy character are YOU?!?" livejournal quiz?
posted by melissa may at 7:09 PM on March 9, 2005


Angles:18/20
Spot the Difference: 64%
Hands: Left thumb
Empathy: 5/20
Systemizing: 17/20
Eyes: 8/10
Fingers: 1.01
Faces: Masculine
3D Shapes: 12/12
Words: 12 - Grey
10 - Happy
Money: Gave 25, accepted 20

25% male...75%Superhuman

Straight Male
posted by schyler523 at 9:40 PM on March 9, 2005


melissa may: How would you prefer they took their sample? They could try the same experiment on 10 people on my block, or 30 people in the nursing home down the street, or all women on Guam-- I understand that internet polls and the like tend to be meaningless, but in this case, they have a better idea of their sample pool, and may be collecting data from places far beyond MeFi clickthroughs and the like.

I thought it was an interesting indicator that at the end of the experiment they ask whether or not you were being truthful throughout, giving one the opportunity to game one's personal results without neccessarily tainting the experiment.
posted by obloquy at 10:54 PM on March 9, 2005


Well, obloquy, I thought my objections were fairly standard. If they're going to base any conclusions on a population sample, I'd rather it be truly random rather than self-selected. If they're going to base any conclusions on people self-reporting their sex, I'd rather they'd confirm whether a man or a woman is actually taking the test. If they're going to base any conclusions on the ratio of index to ring finger size, I'd rather they take the measurements themselves. In short, studies of sexuality's role in perception, so loaded with potential biases and self-fulfilling prophecies, should be conducted using basic scientific method if the people conducting it insist on calling it science.

A few questions regarding honesty is not enough to mitigate these flaws. When this program airs and the presenters discuss facts interpolated from this flawed method of data collection, what most people will remember isn't a disclaimer about their methods or the resulting margins of error, but whatever ends up being said about the way sex influences intelligence. I just don't see how anything factual can be learned using these methods, whether by "top psychologists" or anyone else.
posted by melissa may at 1:20 AM on March 10, 2005


For god's sake, do you REALLY think they are going to get published in any reputable journal on the basis of a self-selected internet survey? Not a chance.

Knowing that they must realize this, maybe one should try to imagine why they might be doing this, instead of jumping off the deep end.

Perhaps this is the first step in collecting data to support funding for a real survey. Maybe it's all for a lark. Maybe they're logging IP addresses and will hunt us all down (hey, it's as likely a scenario as publishing the results in a journal). Maybe they're using the internet to refine their test before using it for real.

In short, there is no indication that this particular iteration of the test is going to be used for any substantive research. It's a fun attention-attracting bit of sport that is more likely being used for its side-effects than for anything it directly reports to us.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:02 AM on March 10, 2005


Muuuuummm! fff is picking on me!
posted by deborah at 9:46 AM on March 10, 2005


No deborah hon, fff is pointing his girly finger at me.

Nothing indicates they're looking to publish, not that I said it did. However, this survey's being promoted as a tool for data collection for a BBC program, and THEIR language throughout the test calls it science. From the site's disclaimer:

Data Protection: The information you enter in the test is anonymous and cannot be linked to you. The data will be analysed by scientists as part of a new brain sex experiment and used for a future science television programme.

So actually, no one's logging IP addresses, but either it's science, or it's a lark -- they can't call it both. If "top psychologists" are using this "data" to draw "conclusions" they will be bullshit conclusions, which I dislike on general principle, but particularly on an already bullshit-rife subject like sex and brain chemistry.
posted by melissa may at 10:55 AM on March 10, 2005


Just for the record...I showed up as having a mostly male brain. Which is true. I keep it in a jar on my desk. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 11:32 AM on March 10, 2005


Doug wrote " Whatever else you can say about the eye test, they did not all look bored or indifferent. A test isn't invalid just because you fail it."

Uh...you can't "fail" this test, so it's neither here nor there.

However, the test is designed to find out what you think eyes look like, and yet it didn't provide answers that correlate with what some people thought the eyes looked like. Is that not, almost by definition, the test being invalid?

I got stuck on the eyes too. I found they generally looked bored as well. I ended out using process of elimination to pick the least unacceptably wrong-looking answer, and ended out getting a good score...which makes no sense, because I identified the subjects' emotions as being different from the answer I selected, just not as different than the other choices.

Rephrased, if I were to see these people in person, I wouldn't think, "Ah-ha, she's suspicious! And he's aghast! And she's embarassed!", I'd think "She's bored. And he's bored. And she's bored...or maybe pissed." And yet, according to the test, I'm a good judge of emotion as conveyed by eyes.

uncleozzy wrote " And I don't see why you'd offer or accept less than half of the 50 pounds. If someone else isn't going to play fair (ie, split it down the middle), then I'm not playing. Maybe I misread the instructions for that part, or maybe I just don't need the $100."

And I just look at it this way: I can either make one pound, or I can make zero pounds. Which would I pick?

Seems pretty clear that as long as I'm making some money, that's better than not making any money. So I picked "Offer 25 pounds" (in case the partner was a vindictive bastard, and because it's fair and nice), and "Accept all offers", because, hey, I get paid!
posted by Bugbread at 2:41 PM on March 10, 2005


According to the test: I'm a MAN, BABY! I scored 25 on the male side. Yikes. (Since I am, in real life, a het female and all...)

I scored way above average on the spatial tests (even for men), but also scored way above average on "Spot the difference". (To me this inconsistency indicates not a male or female brain, but just really good visual memory.) I scored high systemiser/low empathizer which is consistent with previous results on Baron-Cohen's SQ/EQ test. I failed the "reading the emotion in the eyes" section, also consistent with previous results on the full test. (Oddly, it seemed more difficult this time.) I preferred male faces that look more feminine (I thought many of the other faces looked too fratboyish and aggressive! I imagine this does say something about me...).

The results were consistent with results in previous Baron-Cohen tests, as well as in other testing I have had before (for example, I've been tested for spatial reasoning in the past and scored highly there as well).

It was interesting that they were asking about intake of steroids, etc. (Hence the asthma question at the beginning, I think.) But they did not ask about diagnosed autism, Asperger's, etc., even though there was a massive overlap of this test content with Baron-Cohen's work in that area.
posted by litlnemo at 6:21 PM on March 10, 2005


I got 0! : >

Angles
Your score: 16 out of 20
Spot the difference
Your score: 57%
Part 2
Hands
You said your LEFT thumb was on top when you clasped your hands together.
Left thumb on top: This suggests the right half of your brain is dominant.
Part 3 Emotions and Systems
Empathy
Your empathy score is: 14 out of 20
Systemising
Your systemising score is: 8 out of 20
Eyes
Your score: 7 out of 10
Part 4 Fingers
We asked for the measurements of your ring and index finger. Your ratio came to:
Right Hand: 0.94
Left Hand: 0.9
Faces
The images you looked at were digitally altered to create slight differences in masculinity.
Your choices suggest you prefer more masculine faces.
(duh!) ; >
Part 6 3D shapes
Your score: 10 out of 12
Words
You associated 14 word(s) with GREY and you named 12 word(s) that mean happy.
Ultimatum
This task asked you how you would divide money.
If someone offered you £50, you said you would demand £20.
posted by amberglow at 6:51 PM on March 10, 2005


Angles:15/20
Spot the Difference: 43%
Hands: Right thumb
Empathy: 7/20
Systemizing: 17/20
Eyes: 3/10 (uh-oh...)
Fingers: 0.92
Faces: Feminine
3D Shapes: 12/12 (ha!)
Words: 12 - Grey, 7 - Happy
Money: I would demand 25. Fair or nothing, baby!

- happily married heterosexual male.
posted by yhbc at 8:01 PM on March 10, 2005


But I didn't list my overall score, did I?
About +25 on the male side.
posted by yhbc at 8:04 PM on March 10, 2005


How much you wanna bet this is a test to see how honest people are? They'll probably administer this test scientifically off the internet and catalog the difference.
posted by saysthis at 3:13 AM on March 11, 2005


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