Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tests Don't Lie, Do They?

Just took the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI), contains questions related to 60 traits (Bem, 1976).  Thanks to Callie's Chronicles (  As Callie stated "Twenty of the traits are stereotypically feminine, twenty are stereotypically masculine and twenty are neutral, filler items. Respondents rate the degree to which they feel each trait applies to them. After the test is scored, a respondent could be rated as sex-typed, sex-reversed, androgynous or undifferentiated. A sex-typed individual would be one who's psychological gender matches their physical sex. A sex-reversed individual would be the opposite: a person whose psychological gender is the opposite of their physical sex. An androgynous individual scores at the midpoint or above as possessing both masculine and feminine traits. An undifferentiated individual scores below the midpoint on both masculine and feminine traits."

My scores were: 53.333 Masculine, 75.000 Feminine, 63.333 Androgynous

1 comment:

  1. VanillaLace:

    I'm glad you found that test, but more often than not I find that I take it with a grain of salt - sometimes a mountain is needed. Sometimes, my mom described her childhood as tomboyish, but as she grew into adulthood, she definitely sought a male - female relationship, and a cisgendered one at that. And a very old-fashioned one to boot. Who can tell?

    I would appreciate it if you read my blog, The blog is a virtual compendium of articles from newspapers, newsweeklies, and magazines, both popular and scholarly. The articles have a viewpoint toward transgender / transsexual news. If you like it, please put
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