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January 5th, 2014

How Boyish or Girlish Are You? @ 12:38 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: sleepy sleepy
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus Uprising - Underworld Castle (not sure why this was stuck in my head even though I haven't played that level lately)




You Are 30% Boyish and 70% Girlish



Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.

You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.

A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.

But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.






Actually, for six of the ten questions, what I wanted to answer was almost completely in between the two choices available, so this is the result I get if I pick the first choice for three of those and the second choice for the other three. So the above result is the "average" of all the results I can get by answering those six questions randomly and the other four accurately, which range from:




You Are 60% Boyish and 40% Girlish



You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.

Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.

You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.

You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.






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You Are 0% Boyish and 100% Girlish



Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.

You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.

A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.

But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.






Not sure what it says about me if my answers vary that much depending only on what's happened recently (which would pretty much be the only factor if I wanted to even attempt to answer those six questions accurately). I guess I really reject traditional gender roles, but really don't actively fight them?

Since I feel like there should be something resembling an exact result for that quiz, and the closest thing I can think of is naming what questions I could answer accurately, I'll go ahead and say that those were 1, 3, 4 and 8 and I picked the second choices for all of them.

 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 5th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Interesting. I would say that you are a lot more mature than other guys, so maybe that's why. :)
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From:matt1993
Date:January 6th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
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That's probably why no matter what I pick for the six that I'm ambivalent on, as long as I answer the other four accurately it doesn't say more than 60% boyish. It's still weird how I'm ambivalent about so many questions that my result could range from 0% to 60% boyish, though...
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 5th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I got the 50/50 one too. And based on the questions, I would say the gun and car ones are the obvious gender stereotype of masculine and feminine. I would be interested to see a more in-depth quiz. :)
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From:matt1993
Date:January 6th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
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I think gender stereotypes are kind of intentionally the point of this quiz - "How Boyish or Girlish Are You?" sounds like it probably means the same as "How much like really boyish boys or really girly girls are you?", and if you get 50/50 or 60/40, that means that you're not like either one, and it even says so in a positive way: "You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be."
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 6th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
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:)
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From:rovanda
Date:January 8th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Sounds good to me. :)
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From:adawnrae
Date:January 10th, 2014 06:39 am (UTC)
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Okay, yeah, it is too short to be insightful and is based on some sorely outdated (if they were ever truly relevant) stereotypes. But I got 90% boyish, and the little blurb that went along with it resonated with me. Especially the part about having major trouble understanding women (and, presumably, men with dominant feminine qualities). So... who knows, maybe I just got lucky on mine, in getting an answer that seemed to fit really well.
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From:matt1993
Date:January 10th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Well, like I said to pathvain_aelien, I think the stereotypes were kind of the point of it.

The fact that the quiz even exists implies that the maker knows that not all guys are obsessed with guns and powerful cars and not all girls are obsessed with cute cars and keeping things clean. Anyone who does think all boys are boyish and all girls are girlish (in that sense) would probably think it'd be pointless to make a quiz about it.

And I still think (especially because of what the quiz says for a 50-50 or 60-40 split) that the maker doesn't even think all people should conform to those things. But there's no denying that people who do think they have to conform like that (or just like those things because they like them) exist - people like that are what I meant in my reply to pathvain_aelien by really boyish boys and really girly girls.

It's probably a better stereotype of teenagers than of people in general, but I think it still has a little basis in reality, if you know what I mean.

Edited at 2014-01-10 09:59 pm (UTC)

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!