What Gender Am I? (How to know)

What Gender Am I? (How to know)

You can find out what gender you are when you know what you represent for yourself. You need to take note of which kinds of people you are attracted to which can give you insight on what gender you are. 

Knowing one’s gender is important since it is your preference and knowing that will enable you to be more confident in who you are. The following are different kinds of genders that people identify with:

Agender 

This gender is not having a gender or identifying with a gender as observed. People with this gender may describe themselves as being gender-neutral or genderless.  

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Bigender 

This gender is a person who fluctuates between traditionally male and female gender-based behaviours and identities as observed. 

Cisgender 

This is a person whose gender identity and biological sex assigned at birth are the same or another word for straight. For instance, they were born biologically as a male and express their gender as male in the process.  

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Gender Expression

This is the external display of one’s gender through a combination of how they dress, how they act and other factors, generally measured on scales of masculinity and femininity by many people. 

Gender Fluid

This gender is a mix of boy and girl. A person who is gender fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders but may feel more man some days and more woman other days in this person’s life. 

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Genderqueer

This is a gender identity label typically used by people who do not identify with being a man or a woman or as an umbrella term for many gender non-conforming or non-binary identities in the world. 

Intersex

This is a person born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male in the human race. For instance, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside in some cases of certain people. 

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Gender Variant

This is someone who either by nature or by choice does not conform to gender-based expectations of society due to its unnecessary labels  

Mx.

This is a title such as Mr., Ms., and more that is gender-neutral in its approach. This term is pronounced miks which is similar to Ms and it is typically the option of choice for folks who do not identify as cisgender. 

Third Gender

This is a term for a person who does not identify with either man or woman but identifies with another gender entirely. This gender category is used by societies that recognise three or more genders, both contemporary and historic, and is also a conceptual term meaning different things to different people who use it at a time. 

Transgender

This is a person who lives as a member of a gender other than that expected based on sex assigned at birth as observed. 

Two-Spirit

This is an umbrella term traditionally used by Native American people to recognise people who possess qualities of both genders in the world 

Ze / Hir 

These are alternate pronouns that are gender-neutral in its approach. These terms are pronounced /zee/ and /here/ they replace he and she and his and hers respectively. Alternatively, some people who are not comfortable/do not embrace he/she use the plural pronoun they/their as a gender-neutral singular pronoun in their lives.

What Gender Am I Test

This test will indicate what kind of gender you are right now. You might be having some feelings that are changing your gender altogether.

Instructions: The following questions will indicate about the kind of gender you have. Please read the questions carefully and choose the choice that applies to you in each question. Please answer the questions honestly to get an accurate result.

Which gender were you biologically assigned at birth and how do you feel about it right now?

  • I feel non-binary, not my assigned gender – 4
  • I was assigned male and it represents me a lot – 0
  • I was assigned male but I feel female – 3
  • I was assigned female but I feel male – 2
  • I was assigned female and it represents me well – 0

How do you feel about your body right now?

  • It’s too male and I wish it were female – 3
  • I don’t care what my body looks like – 4
  • It’s too female and I wish it were male – 2
  • I’m alright with my assigned body – 0

Have you ever cross-dressed several times?

  • Yes as a male – 2
  • Yes as a female – 3
  • No – 0
  • I’m fine with cross-dressing or dressing for the assigned gender – 4

Do you feel like there is more than one person in you?

  • Yes, a male – 2
  • Yes, a female – 3
  • No – 0
  • There a lot of different people inside me – 4

How do you feel about your voice right now?

  • I wish my voice were more masculine – 2
  • My voice is based on my assigned gender and I’m fine with it – 0
  • I wish my voice were more feminine – 3
  • My voice is in-between female and a male which can be ambiguous – 4

Which of the following is the gender that you are attracted to?

  • Male with the assigned gender of male – 3
  • Female with the assigned gender of female – 2
  • I am attracted to the opposite sex – 0
  • I don’t have a stable gender preference since it changes a lot – 4

How do you feel about your given name right now?

  • It’s binary but I wish it were neutral – 4
  • My name is based on my assigned gender and I’m fine with it – 0
  • My name is feminine but I wish it were masculine – 2
  • My name is masculine but I wish it were feminine – 3

Do you think you might have gender dysphoria which is a psychological condition that concentrates on your assigned body and your gender identity?

  • Yes, my gender identity is female – 3
  • Yes, my gender identity is male – 2
  • No, I’m fine with body since it is associated with my gender identity – 0
  • No, I’m fine with whatever – 4

Do you already know your sexual orientation?

  • Yes, gay – 3
  • Yes, lesbian – 2
  • Yes, straight – 0
  • No, it tends to be fluid – 4

Do you ever thought or planned about changing your body?

  • Yes into a female – 3
  • Yes into a male – 2
  • No, I’m fine with it – 0
  • No but what I want to change is the need to label genders all the time – 4

Total scoring criteria

31 – 40 – gender fluid

21 – 30 – gay

11 – 20 – lesbian

0 – 10 – straight

Citations

Young Scot. Gender Identity Terms.

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Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behaviour, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.