How male or female is your brain?

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The Essential Difference (via Gert).

OK, BEFORE I do the tests I’ll guess that it is either balanced or leaning towards female.

Off to take tests…

EQ – Empathy Quotient: 35 (average for a man 42, average for a woman 47)
SQ – Systemizing Quotient: 23 (average for a man 30, average for a woman 24)

This means that (as predicted folks) tha I have a ‘balanced brain’, or a brain of type B – this is where both EQ and SQ are equally strong.

A key feature of the theory is that your sex cannot tell you which type of brain you have*. Not all men have the male brain, and not all women have the female brain. The central claim of this new theory is only that on average, more males than females have a brain of type S, and more females than males have a brain of type E.

* Although the systemising questions are distinctly ‘male’ orientated in my opinion. Think, Do you have your CDs categorised?, and Can you read a map? type questions