This was not the case. Shannon N. If people score above median on both scales, they are considered to be "androgynous".
Ellis Retrieved March 26, Sandra Bem goes a step further in the gender role debate by suggesting such roles be thrown out entirely; they are essentially self-fulfilling prophecies. But although the BSRI was intended to question traditional distinctions of gender, the test has been criticized for having the opposite effect.
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The BSRI takes about 15 minutes to complete. This is an interactive personality test measuring masculinity and femininity or gendered personality traits modeled on the Bem Sex-Role Inventory. Masculinity and femininity as concepts are much more complex and include many components not measured by the BSRI, including attitudes toward women and men and actual behaviours.