Posted on August 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Talk about a serious stack of books: Researchers recently analyzed 3.5 million works of fiction and nonfiction to see how both genders were most commonly described.

The Danish study, which used books published in English from 1900 through 2008, found that there were indeed differences in the descriptions.

In the researchers’ words, it found that “positive adjectives used to describe women are more likely to be related to a person’s body than adjectives describing men.”

The Digital Reader has a neat color-coded graphic of the eleven most common positive and negative adjectives for both men and women, to show the varying types of descriptions.

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