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Some interesting test results - Journal of Omnifarious

Jul. 24th, 2007

09:55 pm - Some interesting test results

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I found this in zare_k's journal in this post and it seemed interesting. These tests can be found at a website about Simon Baron-Cohen's book The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain.

I suspect I would find the book irritating as it posits some hard differences between how males and females think. And while I think there might be some, I suspect the line is a lot blurrier than the book would make it sound.

Here are my test results.

Mind in the Eyes
Your score: 24
A typical score is in the range 22-30. If you scored over 30, you are very accurate at decoding a person's facial expressions around their eyes. A score under 22 indicates you find this quite difficult.

Systemizing quotient
Your score: 37
0 - 19 = low
20 - 39 = average (most women score about 24 and most men score about 30)
40 - 50 = above average (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score in this range)
51 - 80 is very high (three times as many people with Asperger Syndrome score in this range, compared to typical men, and almost no women score in this range)
80 is maximum

Empathy quotient
Your score: 21
0 - 32 = low (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 20)
33 - 52 = average (most women score about 47 and most men score about 42)
53 - 63 is above average
64 - 80 is very high
80 is maximum

Autism Spectrum quotient
Your score: 30
0 - 10 = low
11 - 22 = average (most women score about 15 and most men score about 17)
23 - 31 = above average
32 - 50 is very high (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 35)
50 is maximum

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From:akashayi
Date:July 26th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
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I've always disliked the typing and labeling of my neural patterns based on my gender.

I just took the systemizing quotient and scored a 65. Maybe I'm a little touched ...
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