One way students get classified in Japanese schools and then in their later life is whether they are on a science track or an arts track, so goo Ranking decided to find out what Japanese women think are the slightly lop-sidedness of science-y guys. Hopefully they’ll also do the women and the arts track soon!


Between the 17th and 18th of January 2012 1,048 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.6% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 27.9% in their thirties, 25.8% in their forties, 9.5% in their fifties, and 8.9% in their sixties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This survey was for the women only.

I can identify with most of the list, I suppose, and those I don’t identify personally with, I know someone in the same line of business who does! The only one that stands out as a bit odd is number 7, they tell logical jokes. Perhaps in Japan it has a different meaning, or perhaps it is as a contrast to slapstick?

Ranking result

Q: What are the slightly lop-sidednesses of science-oriented men? (Sample size=646, women)

Rank   Score
1 They know a lot about electrical products 100
2 The conversation heats up when the talk turns to computer programs 97.5
3 They prefer glasses to contact lenses 94.7
4 They are not really bothered about fashion 90.9
5 They don’t read the mood and drone on at length about their favourite topic 86.7
6 They are poor at expressing emotions 77.9
7 They tell logical jokes 67.7
8 They speak little and in a small voice 66.7
9 They like computer games 65.3
10 They hold illusions about women 54.4
11 They don’t really get caught up in the emotional flow 49.1
12 They surf the internet when they have free time 46.3
13 They sometimes speak too fast for me to catch 41.4
14 They don’t feel resistance to reading English books 35.4
15 They try their hardest to stay in at weekends 34.0
16 They love new stuff 33.3
17 They are attracted by the beauty in function 31.2
18 They like neatness 29.5
19 They like beautiful women 26.7
20 They run hot and cold 24.2


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