April 18th, 2003

Andrei in the office

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.

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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Reminded of this by a posting from the one and only Happy (happysteve)

The Friday Five

  1. Who is your favorite celebrity?
    George Clooney. Good looks, Strong actor, and yet, is able to craft projects like South Park and Ocean's 11 and see thru the Hollywood BS to make people remember art over industry.

  2. Who is your least favorite?
    A tie between Andrew Dice Clay & Judy Tenuta

  3. Have you ever met or seen any celebrities in real life?

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  4. Would you want to be famous? Why or why not?
    Absolutely. Granted, I'm weird and would really go for the facade, where even when they find out my stage name is fake, they can't find my birth name.

  5. If you had to trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you choose and why?
    Patrick Stewart. Someone who is known on site. Loved by the SF community, but has the power and backing to do projects like Jeffrey without people batting an eye.
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