You may think I have far too much time on my hands (definitely not true as we enter the “midterm” phase of the quarter), but I took some time out to enjoy a feature on the BBC, one of my favorite news sources. The feature includes six different tests that are supposed to tell you if you think more like a man than a woman. Not too surprisingly, my overall results show that I think like a woman, but a fairly systems oriented one.
My results were quite mixed. My finger length is quite female, but I did very well on some of the spatial tests. I find masculine looking men more attractive (anyone who knows my husband would say “duh” to this). I’m not too good at matching eyes to emotions, and I am definitely more interested in systems than most women. That probably explains the football/videogame thing, not to mention my interest in science and engineering.
In a less scientific mode, Blogthings offers another male/female “brain test.” On this one, I scored 47% female and 53% male–not too sure what to make of that. Maybe I’ll try their “How Redneck Are You?” test next…..
Some people are still rather upset at the idea that men and women might think differently. I’ve noticed that this is a much more comfortable concept in Great Britain than in the United States. For an outstanding review of sex differences, check out Doreen Kimura’s article for Scientific American.Then go ahead and take the tests with a grain of salt, but enjoy!