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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:13 AM

Study Says Men Are More Narcissistic Than Women

The study confirms just about every gender stereotype about male entitlement

Men on average are more self-absorbed than women are, according to a new study published in the March edition of Psychological Bulletin.

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management analyzed data from more than 475,000 participants taken over the course of 31 years and found that men consistently scored higher in tests for narcissism, regardless of age.

The scientists studied gender differences in three features of narcissism: leadership and authority, exhibitionism and entitlement. They looked at how people responded to statements like, “If I ruled the world, it would be a much better place.” Researchers found a large gap between the genders in the categories of leadership and entitlement, suggesting that men are more likely than women to believe they deserve privileges and pursue opportunities. But men and women were equally as exhibitionist.

More at link.



Cher


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Reply Study Says Men Are More Narcissistic Than Women (Original post)
NJCher Mar 2015 OP
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2015 #1
Rex Mar 2015 #2
MosheFeingold Mar 2015 #3
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2015 #4
bigwillq Mar 2015 #5
sendero Mar 2015 #11
seabeyond Mar 2015 #6
el_bryanto Mar 2015 #8
NJCher Mar 2015 #7
Laxman Mar 2015 #14
Oneironaut Mar 2015 #9
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2015 #10
LanternWaste Mar 2015 #16
Beacool Mar 2015 #20
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2015 #23
ohnoyoudidnt Mar 2015 #18
NJCher Mar 2015 #19
LittleBlue Mar 2015 #12
Beacool Mar 2015 #22
Orrex Mar 2015 #13
MosheFeingold Mar 2015 #15
ProfessorGAC Mar 2015 #17
Arthur_Frain Mar 2015 #21
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #24

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:14 AM

1. It's not narcissism if I really am just this freakin' awesome!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:20 AM

2. LOL! That's funny!

 

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:20 AM

3. It's not my fault

That truth and right happen to be what I believe! Just lucky, I guess.

In seriousness, I don't know what to believe anymore.

So many studies are political, especially on issues of race, sex, sexual orientation, global warming, fracking, whatever happens to be the fad of the day (and who is paying), that I tend to look at all of it askance.

Of course, I am old enough to remember studies about "healthy cigarettes" brought to us by Phillip Morris.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:42 AM

4. The only study I believe is --

science has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:43 AM

5. Sexist!!!11

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:59 PM

11. LOL...

... isn't it though

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:47 AM

6. women are taught since little they take care of others. to do that, we have to put others in front.

 

men are taught since little, to take care of self. if he dos that, then he can take care of others. he has to put himself in front.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:47 PM

8. That's true. It's a matter of what societal roles prepare you for

And how far out of those roles you are allowed to grow.

Bryant

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:44 PM

7. I posted it because it

Explains something about structural inequality. Since men have traditionally been in power, maybe this has something to do with it.

Also, I forgot the link. There's only one more paragraph at the link, though:

http://time.com/3733275/men-narcissistic-women/



Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:46 PM

14. I Believe That You're On To Something....

here. It explains a lot, not to mention gets to the root causes of many of today's societal problems.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:53 PM

9. I think this is because of how each gender is socialized.

Men are taught to be leaders and compete to be the best. Women are taught to share and get along. That doesn't mean all men and women are like this - there are highly competitive women, and men who are not competitive.

Basically, it's hard not to be a narcissist in a culture that encourages it.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:56 PM

10. Is this not the implication of "women suffer from low self-esteem"?

 

Is the problem that men should hate themselves as much as women do or that women should be as narcissistic as men?

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:55 PM

16. Your premise seems to be post hoc ergo prompter hoc.

Your premise seems to be wholly grounded on post hoc ergo prompter hoc.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:16 PM

20. I fear that not everyone will understand the phrase.

"After this, therefore, because of this." Although, I do agree with your comment.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:39 PM

23. I don't think this is the case.

 

Studies have observed that women, especially young women, tend to suffer from lack of self esteem. Compared to whom? Men of course.

It should be logically inferred that the same studies are observing that men experience a relative surplus of self esteem. i.e. narcissism.

This finding is the natural bookend to the other.

Setting aside whether I agree with the studies... that is a different question.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:02 PM

18. Men being more narcissistic wouldn't surprise me, but the test quentioned mentioned

about ruling the world and making it a better place could easily be seen as a self-confidence issue. I wouldn't want to be a dictator, but hypothetically I think I could make the world a better place by implementing policies the 1% won't allow.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:07 PM

19. the stereotypes are hard and fast

I think you're reacting to that and have a hard time wrapping your mind around this finding.

But it's OK--I've seen it before.

I am a college teacher and in one of my classes, we have a chapter which cites studies that show that men talk more than women. The students--even mere 19- and 20-year olds--are aghast.

Well, the men are. The women know better.

I actually have some men in the class who get upset and who are unable to let this go.



Cher

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:15 PM

12. It's a self-esteem issue too

 

So many guys I've known think they're Adonis. These guys are 5s or 6s but consider themselves 10s, and they acted like it.

Women are just the opposite.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:33 PM

22. I agree.

There are men who objectively could not be considered good looking thinking that they are. While I have seldom heard a woman, no matter how beautiful, consider themselves to be so.

For centuries women were taught that their looks are what mattered. How else would they get a husband? Even today, in this era of photoshopping, women feel that they are still lacking. It's amusing to hear men who are merely average looking at best, making derogatory comments about women who far surpass them in the looks department. That lack of self awareness is something that I find baffling. There's not a woman in public life that hasn't been judged by their "doability". Since when does a woman's capacity to do a job depend on whether guys consider her attractive enough to want to have sex with her? If that standard was applied to men, there are a slew of presidents, prime ministers and CEOs who would never have gotten the job.



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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:17 PM

13. I want to hear more about the exhibitionist study. I'm sure it's very revealing.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:51 PM

15. Groan!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:59 PM

17. Just Based Upon Personal Observation . . .

. . . there is nothing surprising about this study.

I would have expected this result had i known it was being studied. Men express more ego, in general, and are much harder to get to like than women. Not that i have a million women friends, but i find my wife's friends all more lilkeable and caring than any of my friends.

I know this is anecdotal, but at 58, i've met lots and lots of people and i am completely unsurprised.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:18 PM

21. "Time" magazine eh?

Wow. Just wow.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:54 PM

24. Who took the test? What score did you get?

I got a 4.

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