Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman
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My brain in action: a meme

The Empathy Quotient (EQ)
Your EQ score is 45
33-52 = You have an average ability for understanding how other people feel and responding appropriately. You know how to treat people with care and sensitivity.
Most women Score about a 47 and most men about 42

The Systemizing Quotient (SQ)
Your SQ Score 19
0-19 = You have a lower than average ability for analyzing and exploring a system. On average women score about 24 and men score about 30.

For some individuals, empathising is stronger than systemising. This is called the female brain, or a brain of type E.
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Now, you can try this for yourself, but a few comments:

I think the SQ test is a load of bunk. The EQ probably is too. The SQ test asked me if I analyze all the details of a product when I buy it. (An SQ plus) however... If it's a computer. I'm gonna scrutinize it up and down. If it's a blender... I want it to Blend. (Note, these are two questions) So basically, my apathy over blenders cancels out my thoroughness of computers. Give me enough products I don't care about... And I don't have analytical abilities.

Please note: I am a Sr. Software Engineer for the largest Virus and Utilities corporation. I think I can analyze a system. I just don't care what genus & species every animal is that I find.

BTW: Note my lower than average analytical skills at work as I rend Simon Baron-Cohen's work to scrap

And I must admit... I really don't care how he feels. He thinks that I am above average for "men" in my caring department. This is funny because I've spent the last 10 years learning how not to be a doormat to people thru my emotions. I guess when I was 24 I would have been a massive hairy woman.

Sadly, for this meme. I am deeply unimpressed. I can list off countless women who are viciously SQ blessed and still have a very feminine mind. And the same for the EQ world.

So, Simon Baron-Cohen... I give your meme a D+

It held my interest to the end; but the questions.... they don't evaluate the material.
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