Personality Tests

Open Sex Role Inventory

This is an interactive version of the Open Sex Role Inventory, a measure of masculinity and femininity modelled on the Bem Sex Role Inventory.

Introduction: In the 1970s Sandra Bem developed the Sex Role Inventory in the challenge to 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.

Procedure: The inventory consists of 40 items that must be rated on how much you agree with them on a five point scale where 1=Disagree, 3=Neutral and 5=Agree. It should take most people 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

Participation: You use of this assessment should be for educational or entertainment purposes only. This is not psychological advice of any kind. Additionally, your responses to this questionnaire will be anonymously saved and possibly used for research or otherwise distributed.

  • "Development of the Open Sex Role Inventory".

  • References:
  • Malloy, T. E. "Bem Sex Role Inventory". Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology.