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Masculine or Feminine

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A good friend of mine posted a link to an online version of the Bem Sex Role Inventory from the Hyde, J. S., "Half the Human Experience", Heath, 1985, Page 97-98. You're supposed to choose on a scale how much certain words apply to you. It's for entertainment purposes only and isn't supposed to mean much.

My results say:

Masculinity Score: 4.15
Femininity Score: 4.36

What does that mean?

You have reported that you characterize your self as having relatively few masculine characteristics as well as having relatively few feminine characteristics.

Huh. I'm ever so slightly more on the girlie side, but I'm neither masculine nor feminine. I guess that makes sense. I'm rather ashamed of humans in general and never quite wanted to be one anyway.

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bdspitapit31
Mar. 30th, 2003 03:40 pm (UTC)
Mine:
Masculinity Score: 4.25
Femininity Score: 4.25

Interesting.
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re:
I'm not quite ambitious enough to look up that book and see how to calculate the results, but I'm willing to bet that I'll be disagreeing with a lot of J.S. Hyde's m. and f. "weights" for the words.
bdspitapit31
Mar. 30th, 2003 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heh. This is very true.
incognita
Mar. 30th, 2003 03:59 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 2.85
Femininity Score: 5.1

What does that mean?
You have scored above the cut off point in the feminimity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to females.


Most definitely a girl... and a girly-girl at that. Or I would be if someone would show me how to do it in very little time. ;)
katlyn
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
This doesn't surprise me...
Masculinity Score: 5.7

Femininity Score: 4.35

What does that mean?
You have scored above the cut off point in the masculinity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to males.


Hrm... kinda have to be to work in a 98% male dominated carrer path. *sighs*

Interesting word associations, though.


bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:24 pm (UTC)
Re: This doesn't surprise me...
kinda have to be to work in a 98% male dominated carrer path. *sighs*

Interesting that you say that... I'm also in a mostly male dominated field.
katlyn
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: This doesn't surprise me...
I find myself needing to cultivate "male characteristics" in order to perform my job functions, and then I find it so hard to let them go on my off time. I think that's why, when I do go out or become "feminine", I really dress up and go all out with clothing, hair and makeup. It's almost as much of a uniform as the one I wear to work.
buttaflii
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
weird..

Masculinity Score: 5.05
Femininity Score: 4.35
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, really... makes you wonder how wrong he is when he made up the weighting scheme that certain characteristics are associated with "masculinity" versus "femininity"...
buttaflii
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I'unno, I'm still fairly in between-ish, but I've always found myself more feminine than masculine. ('cept when I was little and Dad tried to raise me as a boy ;))
kvance
Mar. 30th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm rather ashamed of humans in general and never quite wanted to be one anyway.

Agreed.

Masculinity Score: 4.3

Femininity Score: 4.45

What does that mean?
You have reported that you characterize your self as having relatively few masculine characteristics as well as having relatively few feminine characteristics.
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re:
Interesting... I wonder if their calculations are completely off for geeks. =)
serennig
Mar. 30th, 2003 05:55 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 5.1
Femininity Score: 4.05

You have scored above the cut off point in the masculinity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to males.

Meh. Only according to one silly little writer. :P I don't believe in there being much differences between the genders anyways. It's a fat lot of cultural brainwashing. That opinion didn't make me very popular with my feminist sociology professors. =)
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re:
I agree with you. There are physiological differences that account for the origins of the attitudes towards the two different sexes.

I think it boils down to a lack of understanding.
ducks
Mar. 30th, 2003 07:22 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 5.3

Femininity Score: 4.7

What does that mean?
You have scored above the cut off point in the masculinity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to males.

This is about right for me, I think!
aliasa
Mar. 30th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 5.2
Femininity Score: 4.85

What does that mean?
You have scored above the cut off point in the masculinity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to males.

****
oy, i have hairer arms than some men ;p
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heheheh =)
nightshift
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 5.4
Femininity Score: 4.35

What does that mean?
You have scored above the cut off point in the masculinity scale. This means that you have reported that you have characteristics that are typically attributed to males.

My score puts me in the manly category. Score! *flex* XD
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re:
HAHAHA!! With all the girls! >KD
nightshift
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:16 pm (UTC)
That ain't so bad. Rock on! XD
shashin
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
hmmmm...
Mine, I don't remember the exact numbers, but remember being rather amused by them.

M: ~ 4.06
F: ~ 5.68

Pretty extreme e? It's not too surprising to me actually, since there has been some discussion in the office in the past if I wasn't gay.

This test probably doesn't apply across cultures, as some roles are reversed. I can't think of ones such as those listed in the test but a custom I've heard is that in Japan, the wife manages all the money (and basically gives her husband an allowance)
bride
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: hmmmm...
This test probably doesn't apply across cultures, as some roles are reversed.

You're absolutely right. And gender roles have blurred so much since the early 80's (when the concept for the Hyde text was conceived) that it's fairly meaningless by now.
shashin
Mar. 30th, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: hmmmm...
For sure! Definitely since the 80s for sure! Guys are pressured to now be understanding, caring, able to cook, emotionally present... among a number of large flips since then. There's mention about these guys who lament how "you have to be nice to girls now".

Related note: They've noticed that what women feel as "attractive faces" in men have changed. From very strong sharp men features that were once very popular to those that are now a little bit more effeminate. They hypothesised that it's probably related to how it's not so important for women to be hooked up with the "alpha-male" these days especially since they were much more independant and instead looked for males that looked like they would be more caring, especially towards their children.

sertrel
Mar. 30th, 2003 10:27 pm (UTC)
Masculinity Score: 3.9
Femininity Score: 3.2

What does that mean?
You have reported that you characterize your self as having relatively few masculine characteristics as well as having relatively few feminine characteristics.

I think that's the lowest combined scores of anyone reporting thus far...
teapot_farm
Mar. 31st, 2003 01:29 am (UTC)

Yup - though I'm nearly as low, but then, I didn't answer 7 (or 1, for that matter) for any of the questions... Guess I don't think of myself as that extreme or consistent (or anyone else, really)


Masculinity Score: 3.9
Femininity Score: 3.8
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