What is it called if you don’t feel male or female but at the same time you feel like both?
Last Updated: 08/24/2020 at 12:36pm
Jennifer Fritz, LMSW, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Day to day life can be stressful and overwhelming and my strength is assisting my clients in a supportive, empowering and practical manner.
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Feeling like you are not 100% male or female, but rather a combination of more than one gender, would indicate that your gender identity can be defined as non-binary.
It's called being human, and it sounds like you are feeling a lot of confusion. It can be completely normal to feel confused when you're trying to understand yourself in a rejecting and judgemental culture. Depending on the circumstances, you could be referring to being androgynous or having gender dysphoria. Please don't feel like you have to label yourself; you may have more clarity with time. Further, you are the expert on you, without even seeing you or talking with you trying to put a diagnostic label on you to tell you what this is called is illogical and unethical. It is called your journey to self-discovery and self-actualization.
This is one of those pieces of the spectrum that is in a grey area. A bit murky because there are so many expressions and identities that are being not necessarily 'discovered' but more aptly expressed. Some folks feel that they are not necessarily male or female. I have a friend who feels somewhere like that -- said friend states they feel they are non-binary, not belonging to either male or female category. “Androgynous” describes appearance, visual presentation, body characteristics, and even fashion, whereas “Nonbinary” refers to gender identity. < so a bit of a mixed bag on the entire thing ,but regardless of what gender identity or expression you feel that is you/ your identity is still 100% valid.
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