Open Sex-Role Inventory

This is an interactive personality test measuring masculinity and femininity (or gendered personality traits) modeled on the Bem Sex-Role Inventory.


In the 1970s Sandra Bem developed the Bem Sex-Role Inventory to challenge the view the masculinity and femininity were polar opposites and that a masculinity-femininity not matching your gender was a sign of poor mental health. Bem thought that it was possible to be both masculine and feminine at the same time and that this was the healthiest psychological state. The Open Sex Role Inventory was developed as open source, modernized measure of masculinity and femininity. The documentation of its development can be found here.

Test Instructions

The test has 22 statements of opinion that you must rate on a seven point scale of how much you agree with each. It should take most people 4-6 minutes to complete.


This test is provided for educational and entertainment use only. It should not be used as psychological advice of any kind and comes without any guarantee of accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose. Also, your responses may be recorded and anonymously used for research or otherwise distributed.


Updated: 30 April 2019


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