What sex is your brain?

I love taking the tests for gender. I’m fascinated with the prospect that someone can take seemingly basic things about my life and expression, and tell something more fundamental about who I am, that I may not even realize. Of course, with any such test there is part science, part art, and part make believe, and we should never let the results from a test determine who we are.

Some of you are probably familiar with the COGIATI test, which stands for the mouthful of ‘Combined Gender Identity and Transsexuality Inventory’ (phew). This test is targeted to Male-to-Female, Pre-Operative people, and should be used as a basis for self-examination, and to consider whether further investigation should be pursued with a qualified therapist.

At the end of the test you are categorized into one of five categories:

  1. Class 1 – Definite Male, typical of the sexual gratification-based, fetishitic transvestite
  2. Class 2 – Feminine Male, mostly sexual / fetishistic but slightly gender involved crossdresser
  3. Class 3 – Androgyne, the serious transgenderist
  4. Class 4 – Probably Transsexual, most common type of transsexual (well over 70%)
  5. Class 5 – Classic Transsexual, the rarest, early onset, ‘classic model of early research’ transsexual

Whenever I’ve taken this test, I either end up as:

  • Class 3 – Androgyne, or
  • Class 4 – Probably Transsexual

I think this shows two things: Firstly that our self perception varies over time, with our moods and our circumstances – something that is important to keep in mind for those who are contemplating a transition. Secondly, for me at least, cross dressing is more than just about feeling comfortable wearing woman’s clothes, but striving to be woman in mannerisms, behavior and thoughts. Whenever I have done this I get a sense of resonance, just as playing a chord on the piano perfectly matches two or three different notes to produce a harmonious sound.

For those who aren’t transgendered

The other day I found a great gender test on BBC, which is among one of the more scientific I’ve taken. They also allow everyone to play along, so you don’t need to be transgendered to take the test. My results are below, showing that my brain is slightly female. When my wife took the test she scored as the typical male (so perhaps we are equally yoked πŸ™‚ ).

What did you score? Did this match up with your expectations?

Before you rush off and make any big decisions based on a gender test, please heed these warnings. Have fun!


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I’m passionate about creating a safe space for everyone in the transgender community to find laughter and friendship on their journey. I completed my physical transition in 2011 and through it I lost everything, and gained everything. I am blessed that I was forced to gaze inward and embark on the journey to discover and live my authentic self. My deepest wish is that all who wander here may find peace, happiness and freedom.

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Laura Miller
Laura Miller
6 years ago

Took the cogiati test. Am class 2 sounds close.

Zoe Kay
6 years ago

I just took this test too. My result is COGIATI classification THREE, ANDROGYNE.

Was not expecting that!

Zoe Kay
6 years ago
Reply to  Zoe Kay

But hey, it sounds right!

Martha Lou
Martha Lou
6 years ago

I took The COAGITI test.

I am a solid 3 – Androgyne

I still like being a male but love being a woman as well.

I consider myself a transgender woman but still enjoy m y male side as well.

However, dressing and being a woman is the best part!

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Julie Slowinski
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6 years ago

Just took the COAGITI test. I consider myself solidly in the crossdressers category and figured I would come out as Category 1. However, I was a little concerned that it might classify me as Probably Transgender. Not that that would be bad, but it would turn my world upside down and force me to seriously rethink things. Came out as Category 2 – Feminine Male. I actually feel really good about that category – kind of confirms what I expected, but with a softer edge. It’s good to be concerned about other people’s feelings and be a bit emotional at… Read more Β»

Jessica St. John
6 years ago

I just took the COAGITI test as well. I cam out as Category 3, Androgen. When I read the details, description, and recommendations for this category they seemed to be pretty much on par with where I see myself. Probably more of a conformation than anything else. As much as a somewhat unscientific test can be I suppose. But it does also conform with what I have heard and experienced in therapy so maybe it’s not too bad.

Certainly worth the few minutes it took to take the test.

6 years ago

I, like Jessica am also a #3 Androgen. It does confirm what I have been feeling, especially the part about being unhappy if locked in one gender position for too long of a time period.

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6 years ago

I’m a crossdresser that has been dressing up as a female since I was just a child and I especially get excited about dressing up as a female when I go out into public places and people love it when I am definitely dressing up as a female and they tell me how pretty I am and I’ve guys whistle at me.

Tricia Lynn
Tricia Lynn
6 years ago

Just took the COGIATI and scored a β€œsolid” 3 Androgyne. I expected to score maybe a 2, but am happier that I scored a bit more on the feminine side! Now I just need to figure out how to share this side of myself with my wife. She is a pretty big David Bowie fan, but I’m not sure if that would help. πŸ˜‰

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