Here’s a test to see if your brain is male or female. I got an EQ of 48 and a SQ of 35. Both are in the average male range, but the EQ was one point higher than the women’s average and the SQ was five points higher than the male average. (via mefi)
I’m very skeptical of psychological evaluation because the whole ‘science’ is based upon some pretty shaky ground. Mental state is rather hard to examine objectively, and we know very little about how the brain ‘wiring’ actually works, or what exactly causes us to act as we do. As far as I can tell, it’s a bunch of conjecture backed up with imprecicely measured statistics. And we all know there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Psychological theories can be very interesting, insightful, and even useful. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right.
Levi: My comment was aimed at being a humorous imitation of our dear friend Eliza but those are good points. I agree we’re still discovering how the mind works, but over the years of study I have a measured level of confidence in psychological evaluation.
Cameron: Are you trying to convince yourself after having the test say your brain is female?
Levi, did your test say you’re a woman? You seem to take this rather personal. It’s okay to be a woman. Really! If it helps, I took only one of the tests because it said I was an insensitive jerk. No! The test is insensitive by calling me insensitive. It’s just a vicious cycle.
No, Mel. It didn’t say I was a woman, it said I was in the company of asperger’s syndrome cases. I ended up with a really low EQ, in the lowest category. And a really high SQ, in the highest category. That places me a lot farther from the average woman than it does from the average man, but not really close to either. So I’m either a socially inept genius or the test is full of crap. You decide! ;)