Saturday, June 12, 2010

EQ vr. SQ

James had me take a test on being a systemizing versus an empathizing person. I thought of myself as an empathizing person. The test showed that I was higher than average in empathizing for a woman, but that I am extreme systemizing. I found it interesting that in the control groups no percentage of woman were considered extreme systemizers, I must be the genetic weirdo, oh well, I guess we all knew that already.

If you are interested in seeing how you rate you can take the quiz here.

Anyways, here are my results.

Your Systemizing (SQ) and Empathizing (EQ) Quotient Test Results

June 12, 2010

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Respondent Average EQ Average SQ Brain Type
Males 39.0 61.2 Systemizing
Females 48.0 51.7 Empathizing
Your Score 56 115 Extreme Systemizing

What does your score mean?

Generally, the higher the score the greater your natural ability for that trait. However, the EQ test has 40 questions compared to 75 in the SQ test. As a result, although the unprocessed quotients may be used for comparing each trait ability between individuals, the absolute scores do not tell an individual if he or she has a greater tendency to empathize or systemize. A calculation taking into account the quantity of questions in each test is used to determine a person's brain type along the following continuum:

  • Extreme Empathizing (Extreme E)
  • Empathizing (E)
  • Balanced (B)
  • Systemizing (S)
  • Extreme Systemizing (Extreme S)

Brain Types of Experimental Control Groups
Respondent Extreme E E Balanced S Extreme S
Males 0% 17% 31% 46% 6%
Females 7% 47% 32% 14% 0%

The important factor to consider is not your absolute score, but the difference between the two. This indicates whether you have more natural ability as an Empathizer or a Systemizer. If your scores are about the same for your EQ and SQ, then you have well balanced empathizing-systemizing capabilities.


Tina said...

I got 54 eq 90 sq. Crazy...maybe it's those of us that are genius :)

James said...

EQ of 10, SQ of 112. I must have done the test wrong; my EQ falls into the range consistent with adults with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.