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Differences Between Male and Female Narcissists


Question:

You keep writing about male narcissists. Is there any difference between male narcissists and female narcissists?

Answer:

For a survey of the literature go here:

"Gender and the Narcissist"

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I keep using the male third person singular in my writings ("he") because most narcissists (75%) are males and because there is little difference between the male and female narcissists.

In the manifestation of their narcissism, female and male narcissists, inevitably, do tend to differ. They emphasise different things. They transform different elements of their personalities and weave different strands of of their lives into the cornerstones of their disorder. In doing so, they both conform to cultural stereotypes, gender roles, and social expectations.

Women, for instance, concentrate on their body (many also suffer from eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa). They flaunt and exploit their physical charms, their sexuality, their socially and culturally determined "femininity". In its extreme form this is known as HPD or the Histrionic Personality Disorder.

Continue to read this article here (click on this link):

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