You can try out the BSRI for yourself here. Holt; Jon. After all, one could argue and people have that the very nature of the BSRI only reinforces gender stereotypes by categorizing human personality traits — which are not intrinsically gendered — as masculine or feminine.
Masculine categories depict "assertive-dominance" and "instrumentality", while feminine categories depict "nurtureness-interpersonal warmth" and "expressiveness". Submit Feedback.
After all, one could argue and people have that the very nature of the BSRI only reinforces gender stereotypes by categorizing human personality traits — which are not intrinsically gendered — as masculine or feminine. The BSRI takes about 15 minutes to complete. Pedhazur
The fourth type of score, undifferentiated, was seen as the result of extremely low masculine and feminine traits. If people score above median on both scales, they are considered to be "androgynous". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology This challenges the test's between sample reliability.
To develop the inventory, Bem compiled a list of personality characteristics that seemed positively valued and stereotypically masculine or feminine, as well as gender-neutral characteristics seemingly neither masculine nor feminine.
BSRI, also has demonstrated high test-retest reliability. Download as PDF Printable version. Specifically, American psychologist Janet Spence argued that the terms masculinity and femininity are inappropriate for labeling the scales, as they assess only instrumentality and expressiveness.
Holt; Jon. A good paper with details about score is that of Hoffman and Borders, which you can read for free from here. Specifically, the short form removed some feminine traits that could be seen as less socially desirable such as "gullible" and "childlike".