How Stereotypically Feminine Are You?

By: Jennifer Post

How Stereotypically Feminine Are You?
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About This Quiz

Femininity means something different to almost everyone when you really look at it. Makeup is one factor, having your hair done is another, and the clothes you wear are yet another. But there is also this lingering stereotype around femininity, and most of it is because of how things are played up in movies. When you think of "500 Days of Summer," the main female character is portrayed as this dainty, delicate being that wears old-fashioned dresses and talks a little on the meek side. She is the apple of the male lead's eye. So sweet. So feminine. But that type of feminine is really hard for a lot of people to relate to.

In typical romantic comedies, the female lead usually has tons of clothes/shoes/accessories which at some point in the movie become the bud of the typical male versus female joke of "but where am I going to put my stuff?" when it comes to closet sharing. Whether this is being done on purpose or not has yet to be confirmed, but it sets up an idea in young girls' and adult women alike, that they aren't feminine unless they have an excess of clothes, speak in a breathy voice and wear headbands every day.

But despite that, we all fall somewhere on the spectrum of stereotypically feminine. How much do you fit on that scale? Let's find out!

When you need to go shopping, what is the first thing on your list?
Makeup
Probably new shirts
Cleats
Food

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Is it hard for you to get along with other females?
My core group of girls is the best. I don't really stray from them.
I don't start drama, but I can get sucked into other people's drama.
I tend not to have a lot in common with other women.
I get along with whoever clicks with my personality. If that's females, great. If it's males, great too.

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What is your best feature?
Lips
My small waist
My brain
If I had to choose, I'd say my generosity.

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What happens when you get dumped?
I cry over a pint of ice cream.
I wallow for a few days and then try to get out of my apartment.
Move on. Who needs them?
Depends how into the person I was.

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What is your favorite color?
Pink
Purple
Black
Dark shades of almost every color

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How often do you do your hair?
Everyday
When I go to work or have an event
If a ponytail counts as "doing," then every day
Whenever I feel like it, so there's no real pattern.

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Do you have a particular product you can't live without?
Lip gloss
Tinted lip balm
Nope, I could take or leave them all.
You can't go wrong with a really good chapstick.

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How do you decorate your living space?
Mostly pastels and white
I like light textiles and lots of plants.
Lots of dark wood and metal
My aesthetic is all over the place. A little of bit of mid-century modern, a little rustic, a little color.

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What is your favorite way to wind down at the end of the day?
Wine and a bath with a bath bomb
Wine and reality TV
Building something
Depends on what happened, but cooking usually soothes me.

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How would you describe your style?
Think Elle Woods
Classic preppy
Grunge
Comfort meets put-together meets on sale

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What do you get complimented on the most?
My hair
My eyes
My strength
My muscular legs

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What was your best subject in school?
Art
English
Woodshop
Surprisingly, math.

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What is your favorite show on television right now?
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Queer Eye"
"Game of Thrones"
"Diners, Drive Ins and Dives"

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Tell the truth, how many pairs of shoes do you have?
Probably around 40
Maybe 25?
Four
Around 10-15 if I had to guess.

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Do you hope to find your Prince Charming?
Of course! What girl doesn't?
I'd settle for Prince Decent after my dating history.
If the right dude comes along, I'd be down for a relationship.
I'm more of a Miss Charming kinda girl.

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What hobby are you currently into?
Learning ballet
Homemade greeting cards
Learning how to whittle
Watching television

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Did you play sports growing up?
I did gymnastics.
I played tennis.
Soccer was my jam.
Field hockey

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What is one thing you did growing up that you regret?
Dying my hair black in middle school
Painting clouds on my bedroom ceiling
Buying an entirely pink wardrobe
Being mean to kids younger than me

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What is one thing you did growing up that you wish you could do now?
Get away with rainbow colored hair
Hang out with my siblings everyday
Shave my head
Play video games for hours on end

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Do you have a signature fragrance?
Of course!
I switch between a couple depending on the season.
I don't wear perfume. It gives me a headache.
Nah. But my shower soap smells really good.

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What is your favorite way to spend a Friday night?
At a pottery painting class
At a bar with friends
At the club
At a restaurant with my SO

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Are you religious?
Yes, I was raised and remain religious.
I think I believe in a greater being, I just don't know what it is
Not even a little bit
I'm more spiritual.

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When it comes to your nails, what do they look like on a regular basis?
Manicured
Trimmed and clean, sometimes polished
Honestly, out of control
I get clear manicures that goes with everything.

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Do you still have stuffed animals?
A few I just can't get rid of
Yes, but in storage for my future children
I've never been into them.
I have a stuffed sea turtle from an aquarium. Some proceeds went to wildlife preservation.

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Do you find yourself on a diet a lot?
Yes, but I don't always follow through.
Only when I feel sluggish
Summer bodies are over-rated.
It should be a lifestyle change, not a temporary diet.

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What do you need in order to fall asleep?
Ear plugs and an eye mask
Melatonin
A flat surface
Chamomile tea really helps

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How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
At least 45 minutes
About 20 minutes
5 minutes tops
It honestly depends on where I'm going.

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How do you envision your wedding?
Elaborate
Simple with elegant touches
I haven't really thought about it.
In an open field with wildflowers

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Do you want children?
Oh yes, of course. At least three.
Maybe one or two if it works out.
I don't plan on it, but if it happens it happens.
I think I'd like to adopt.

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Do you consider yourself desirable?
Nah, I'm just doing my best in life.
Sometimes!
No, but that tends to make me more desirable.
I find myself very desirable.

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