The Sex and Gender Explorer is fake science

The Sex And Gender Explorer Test, or S.A.G.E. test is an online “gender test.” While it’s fine to take it for fun, it is not science and should not be used to make important decisions.

As the author says:

I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist. I have only a layperson’s understanding of the “science” that serves as the foundation for both the questions and the methodology of psychological evaluations. As the creator of the COGIATI test says, there is NO professionally authored psychological test for identification or classification of people with gender conflicts. It is obvious such a diagnostic tool would be useful to both the conflicted subject and the health care profession. If the creation of the S.A.G.E. test serves as an impetus or foundation for a credentialed professional to develop such a test, its purpose will have been served.

This test is built on the work of other supposed “gender tests” and shares many of the same short-comings. How you score is NOT a competition with other people or to show that you are “better” than someone else. I did not do ANY of the research on which this test is based, and I cannot speak for the validitiy or accuracy of those gender-related theories or research projects. Quite honestly, I’m not even sure if I totally agree with them. So why did I make this thing at all? I guess I just got bored and wanted to see if I could.

Remember, this test will not TELL you what your gender identity is. It is designed to help you EXPLORE and understand your gender identity against “social norms” and clinical diagnostic classifications. It is NOT a substitute for seeking professional therapy.


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