June 05, 2005

Male vs Female Brain?

There have been some people, like The LlamaButchers, playing with these Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient tests.

My Empathy Quotient: 42
My Systemizing Quotient: 17

One interesting question:
17. When I am relating a story, I often leave out details and just give the gist of what happened.
I'm a terrible storyteller. I wonder if this is the reason.

Other thoughts: Rob the LlamaButcher scored high on Systemizing, and now wonders if he's got Asperger's Syndrome. Dude, you're a lawyer. The kinds of things they are asking about are likely trained into you in law school, and would be helpful, if not survival skills. At the same time, as a mental health professional I suspect the average person with Asperger's would be more likely to have a low Empathy score than a high Systemizing score.

Oh, and there are parts in my empathy score that were trained into me. I'm less than impressed with this male/female brain crap.

Posted by Owlish at June 5, 2005 02:37 PM
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