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    If I scored high on "masculinity" in one of these tests it could have to do with one of two things.

    1. T
    2. Coming from a family that values boys more than girls, I could have adopted certain mindsets, no?

    (no, I do not come from an Indian village.)
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    You've grown up in an environment that values masculinity, so it isn't a surprise that you, yourself value it (as portrayed through your "high masculinity" results). It doesn't necessarily mean that you are more masculine; you probably behave that way because it is valued and because you are uncomfortable expressing vulnerability and other such behaviors associated with femininity. Deep down, only you and those most emotionally intimate with you know really how masculine you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    You've grown up in an environment that values masculinity, so it isn't a surprise that you, yourself value it (as portrayed through your "high masculinity" results). It doesn't necessarily mean that you are more masculine; you probably behave that way because it is valued and because you are uncomfortable expressing vulnerability and other such behaviors associated with femininity. Deep down, only you and those most emotionally intimate with you know really how masculine you are.
    I don't behave in any particular way though, but I don't like the same things most woman do and I most definitely don't feel a need for girls company if it's not there.
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    Well it can't "come" from being T, because nothing comes from being T, as Edahn explains well in this post from another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    That seems to be one of the big themes, but do you really think this theory is well-equipped to offer explanations? MBTI doesn't really tell why why the preferences are there. It actually doesn't tell you anything since it's just a classification system. This is one of my big problems with the way people use MBTI. For example, someone will choose to take a Mathematics class instead of an English class and someone here will say: "oh yeah, he chose it because he's a T." That seems very backwards to me. The reason you say he's a "T" is because he chooses Mathematics, not the other way around. A description of something shouldn't be confused with the thing that causes that quality. There may be a third variable that causes both of those, but MBTI provides no explanation. Why do people prefer order? Why do people get pleasure from following rules? What starts all that? To me, you need to get a lot deeper than MBTI. There are theories out there that can make sense of those catalysts, but MBTI isn't one of them.

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    Thinking-based decision-making could well be a parameter for increased "masculinity" in the test. I heavily favor T and scored 100 masculinity on one.

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    What's wrong with masculinity?

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    If it doesn't "come" from T it means it comes from the way I was raised.

    (excuse me while I go to a therapist to vent my rage)

    Mr Flak and disregard seem to give to opposing views though, am I right?

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    okay, I read it again, never mind
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    Are you joking or serious?
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