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Gender Cognition Test

Peer-reviewed research from the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that men and women process language and impressions differently.

This simple test will determine whether your thinking is more typically masculine or feminine.

For each of the following questions, indicate your answer below.

Question 1 of 10

Which is closer to the way you’d speak?


The IDRlabs Gender Cognition Test was based on research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology and developed by IDRlabs.

Research suggests that there are observable differences, on average, in certain cognitive tendencies between men and women. These differences are often small and shouldn't overshadow the substantial similarities between individuals of different genders. On average, males may exhibit strengths in certain spatial tasks, while females might excel in verbal abilities. Moreover, there might be variations in decision-making styles and emotional expression between genders.

In terms of spatial abilities, studies indicate that men may, on average, perform better in tasks involving mental rotation and spatial visualization. Conversely, women, on average, tend to demonstrate strengths in verbal abilities, with higher proficiency in language-related tasks. Emotional processing also shows differences, as women, on average, may score higher in tests of emotional intelligence and are often more expressive of their emotions, while men may, on average, exhibit a greater inclination toward risk-taking behaviors.

On average, studies suggest that men and women may exhibit differences in decision-making styles. Men, on average, might lean toward more decisive and risk-tolerant decision-making. Research indicates that men may be more prone to taking risks, both in financial decisions and in general risk assessment. This inclination toward risk-taking may influence various aspects of decision-making, including career choices and responses to uncertain situations. Women, on the other hand, may, on average, approach decision-making in a more relational and collaborative manner, considering social factors and relationships.

Moreover, men tend to have a larger overall brain volume, while women may have a higher proportion of gray matter. Some studies suggest that certain brain regions associated with specific functions, such as language processing, may vary in size between genders. Additionally, functional neuroimaging studies indicate differences in neural activation patterns during certain cognitive tasks.

However, it's crucial to emphasize that these differences are based on averages and don't dictate how any specific individual, regardless of gender, thinks or behaves. Individual variation is substantial, and diverse factors like socialization, personal experiences, and cultural influences play significant roles in shaping cognitive patterns and behaviors. Therefore, while there may be observable tendencies, it's important to avoid generalizations and to recognize the vast diversity within both genders.

Genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors contribute to these variations, and research continues to explore the complex relationship between gender and brain differences. Importantly, these distinctions should not oversimplify individual capabilities or behaviors.

As the publishers of this free test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of gender cognition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to how you perceive your pattern of thinking regarding gender.

2. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally in psychology and individual differences research.