Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

How Girly Are You?

You have to do two things before you go below the fold: (1) tell me how girly you think you are and (2) guess how girly I am.

You Are 12% Girly

Um… you’re a guy, right? If not, you’re the most boyish girl in the world.
And for you, that’s probably the ultimate compliment.


  1. #1 Jennifer Ouellette
    August 18, 2006

    I got the exact same result: 12% girly. And based on the questions, I DO consider it a compliment. We’re not walking cliches. 🙂

  2. #2 turtlebella
    August 18, 2006

    1) I think I’m not very girly and 2) I’m guessing the same for you…

  3. #3 Anonyma
    August 18, 2006

    ***You Are 16% Girly***

    Well, I AM a girl. Do I have to be worried? 😉

    Those quizzes aren’t the least realistic. Too cliché by far.

  4. #4 Emily
    August 18, 2006

    20% girly. Coulda been lower if it wasn’t for my sheer hatred of camping and my enjoyment of the color pink.

  5. #5 Mike S
    August 19, 2006

    I checked everything, without even reading the questions. I am 100% girly.

  6. #6 Alon Levy
    August 19, 2006

    I’m 12% or 16% girly, depending on my answer to “I don’t have many guy friends” (I don’t, but I don’t have many girl friends, either).

  7. #7 Tabor
    August 19, 2006

    I am 60% girly and I’ll punch out anyone who takes issue with that!

  8. #8 The Ridger
    August 19, 2006

    8%! Sheesh.

    Of course, as Alon said, some of those questions are measuring extraversion … wait. Do girly girls have to be extraverted? Or just clichés?

  9. #9 The Ridger
    August 19, 2006

    Oh, but they’re right: based on their questions, being “the most boyish girl in the world” IS a complement!

  10. #10 somnilista, FCD
    August 19, 2006

    1)I am 8% girly. I would have scored even lower except; sometimes I do feel fat. This is because I am fat. BTW, I am not a girl.

    2) This is one of those trick questions, like “do these jeans make me look fat?” I’m not going to answer. How girly of you to even ask.

  11. #11 Shalini
    August 19, 2006

    I got exactly the same score: 12%

  12. #12 Kian
    August 20, 2006

    I’m 12% girly…although I know a lot of people that would laugh at that, saying that I’m at least 40%.

  13. #13 travelgirl
    August 21, 2006

    8% here, too… tripped up by the fat question

  14. #14 DouglasG
    August 21, 2006

    Here’s a surprise (and a relief) – 0%. So much for finding my feminine side…

  15. #15 iGollum
    August 21, 2006

    Heh, 8%… My sister probably would have scored the other 92%, she got all the girly genes. The grocer on the corner still called me ‘young man’ at 14 yrs old, that’s how much of a tomboy I was – OK, still am. Hey, I’m growing my hair! Stopgap solution, yep, but it does get my mom off my back. Anyway, given the questions? ‘Most boyish’ is such a compliment indeed.

  16. #16 Alon Levy
    August 21, 2006

    Why is growing one’s hair a girly thing? I used to grow my hair, not out of girlishness, but out of sheer laziness. Surely not caring enough about looks to groom myself would be considered a masculine characteristic…

  17. #17 Caio de Gaia
    August 22, 2006

    0% girly but 100% missing Birds in the News. What’s the status of that feature?

  18. #18 robin andrea
    August 22, 2006

    12% here too. I didn’t even know what half of those questions were referring to. Who is Hillary Duff? What is the Gilmore Girls? Hot Topic? Maybe I’m only 12% materialist, pop-culture American.

  19. #19 Webs
    August 23, 2006

    Hmm 12% Is that normal for a guy?

  20. #20 Mel
    September 10, 2006

    I can’t say I’m impressed by anyone who thinks you can be unathletic but do a “girly” spot like gymnastics. Women’s gymnastics is one of the most high-impact sports there is, which is why you very rarely see adults doing it. I have the incipient arthritis, whiplash, joint damage, and lower back problems to prove it.

    Martial arts? WAY easier on the body.

    I got 16% because I own dresses and jewelry. It didn’t ask if I wear them.

    (Robin, Hot Topic is a rather commercialized Goth clothing store. They have quite a bit of clothing I personally would consider “girly” with a Gothic twist–moody fairies and black lace and cheap corsets abound–but I suspect the writer of the quiz has never actually been in one. Most “real” Goths wouldn’t be caught dead in one.)

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