Is Your Brain More Female or Male?

By: Khadija L.

Is Your Brain More Female or Male?
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About This Quiz

We are all human, and while we all have many things in common, we all know that there are differences between the male and female sexes, many of which we see every day. From the quantities and types of hormones being produced by the body to the way in which they interact with others, both males and females have traits that are unique to them.

These differences are so significant that there is even a field in neuroscience dedicated to studying the differences between the way that male and females brains work. One of the pioneers in that field is Dr. Nirao Shah, who when he began his research in 1998, wanted to explore the neural circuitry which regulated their specific behaviors. 

At a time when these sex-associated differences were thought to be as a result of cultural differences, Dr. Shah set out on focusing on the innate behaviors and the genes responsible for them. Fast-forward to almost 20 years later, both he and other independent researches have begun to unravel what makes us male and female.

Will this test determine that your brain is more male than female, or will it be split 50/50? If you would like to find out what it is, then you should take this quiz!

What is the most important thing in your life?
My career
My family
My relationship
Other

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Are you more of a leader or a follower?
A leader
It depends on the situation
A follower
I prefer to do my own thing

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Which of these words best describes you?
Determined
Understanding
Laid-back
Mysterious

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What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with the crew
Read novels
Check out new restaurants
Catch up on my favorite shows

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how competitive are you?
10
8
6
4

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Would you say that you are a patient person?
Not so much
Yes, very
I can be
I'm about average

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Are you the type who tends to dwell on their mistakes?
No
Yes
It depends on how big the mistake was
Sometimes

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Do you have any regrets?
Who doesn't?
A few
Too many
No

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Are you easily stressed out?
No
Sometimes
Yes
Not very easily

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When you are angry, you tend to…
Forget about it
Talk to a friend about it
Write about it
Go to the gym to work it off

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How do you respond to conflict?
I brush it off
I try to talk it out
I ignore it
I get very loud

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Are you good at following or giving directions?
Giving
Following
Both
Neither

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When assembling furniture, what do you do?
Dive right in
Read the instructions first
Call a friend for help
Watch a video on Youtube

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What would you do if you won $10,000?
Throw a party
Save it
Pay off some debt/bills
Go shopping

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What is the first thing that you do when you wake up?
Get something to eat
Get ready for the day
Go back to sleep
Call my family or significant other

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When thinking about past events, which of these do you remember best?
Who was there
The feeling that I experienced
All the details
Minor details

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Are you good at staying in touch with friends and family?
Not very
Yes
No
Sometimes

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Which of these languages would you love to learn?
Chinese
French
Spanish
German

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If you were to learn how to play an instrument, which of these would it be?
Drums
Violin
Piano
Guitars

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Which of these subjects did you excel in, back when you were in school?
Mathematics
English Literature
Science
Other

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What kind of movies do you enjoy watching?
Action/ adventure
Drama
Romantic comedies
Thriller

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Which of these Olympic sports is your favorite to watch?
Soccer
Gymnastics
Track & Field
Volleyball

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What kind of vehicle would you drive?
A convertible
A coupe
An SUV
A truck

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You see a vehicular accident while driving home from work; what do you do?
Keep driving if no one is hurt
Make sure that everyone is okay
Call the authorities
I'm not sure

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Which of these places would you like to travel to?
Las Vegas
New York
Paris
Barcelona

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Which of these drinks is your signature drink?
Old fashioned
Daiquiri
Moscow Mule
Margarita

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How often do you go shopping?
Only when I need new clothes
Every season
Only when there are sales
Twice a year

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Which of these colors best compliments your complexion?
Blue
Purple
Black
Other

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How do you feel about starting a family?
I don't mind but not right now
I would love to have a family of my own
It's at the top of my priority list
I'm not sure

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Which of these toys did you liked best as a child?
Cars
Dolls
Action figures
Teddy bears

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