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Old 20th Aug 2005, 9:10   #11
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Old 20th Aug 2005, 9:12   #12
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The French have it right, of course (and it's not often you get to say that. :wink: )

Vive la difference!
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I think part of the difficulty is that, based on the general trends of the sexes to have different types of skills, some people then assume that all members of that sex have the same skillset, and none of the skills that 'belong' to the other sex.

I, for example, am a dab hand at reverse parking, can read maps, and when my partner wants to vent about a problem, I tend to try and solve the problem rather than just listening sympathetically.

Which makes me a man, doesn't it? In fact I tend to end up as more male than female on these non-scientific 'what sex is your brain' quizzes.

So by all means, vive la difference, but also vive la knowing that we all have different levels of different qualities.
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yes ono and yah boo to silly books asking why women can't read maps but can cry etc...

buerk by name...

so does that mean he is employed by a woman? hmm...maybe he has a point. what is she thinking of, allowing us to hear and watch this man?

odd, i always thought he was a decent, reasonable kind of chappie.
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Quite so Ono, we should think of the distribution of these skills in the terms of some sort of Scatter Venn diagram. Some men and women with very strong extremes, some with both. Some even at the opposite sides that you'd expect; but on the whole, there would be a definite pattern, a definite visual guide to the the skills that predominate in either sex.

Common sense.
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A brief search on Google throws up things like this:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/news/...937443,00.html (From Zoe's very own Guardian)
Oh, dear, I seem to be 24 on the first and 52 on the second. Now I need to find out what Asperger's Syndrome is, 'cos it seems I've got it.

EDIT, Later,

Yikes! I fear I must have answered the questionnaire carelessly. Answering a questionnaire carelessly is not characteristic of an Asperger's victim. It's obvious, therefore, that I haven't got it after all.
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The following tests were developed by Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge...
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Brother, so I understand.
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I scored 37 on Empathy Quotient, which makes me slightly less dangerously abnormal than gil.

My Systemising Quotient is 29, which is average for a man, apparently.
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I am in the average band for both, though closer to the male average than the female average in both cases.

EQ = 37

SQ = 32

Though maybe I skewed my answers in view of my earlier statements - who knows?

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