"I took the online IPIP-NEO assessment twice, without varying my answers—and was rated 55 on agreeableness as a woman, and 66 as a man. As a man, I was told that I’m “compassionate, good-natured, and eager to cooperate and avoid conflict.” As a woman: “Generally warm, trusting, and agreeable, but you can sometimes be stubborn and competitive.”"
No fewer than three books on female anger came out in 2018: Good and Mad, Rage Becomes Her, and Eloquent Rage, all of which emphasize the value of anger as a political emotion. But whether or not public displays of anger truly sparks change is questionable. As of yet, we do not know if female displays of anger in public will advance the feminist revolution, because we’ve seen all too little of such rage.
Kander fits the conventional description of an “alpha male.” He served in the army. He’s highly successful in his career. He knows how to use a gun. That makes his decision to drop out of the mayoral race striking. Kander’s willingness to talk about his mental health, and to make his career a secondary concern, goes against what has long been considered the behavior of “real men.”
Test-takers are asked to enter their gender before getting the results—and the response significantly impacts the interpretation of the test results. Depending on whether you say you are “male” or” female,” the exact same answers produce very different personality assessments. Crucially, women are told they’re significantly more disagreeable than men who answer questions identically.