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Gender differences in personality traits and disorders


Personality disorders differ in prevalence by gender. The most striking findings concern antisocial personality disorder, which is more common in men, and borderline personality disorder, which is more common in women. These differences are not artifacts, but reflect gender differences in the personality traits that underlie Axis II diagnoses.

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Paris, J. Gender differences in personality traits and disorders. Curr Psychiatry Rep 6, 71–74 (2004).

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  • Personality Trait
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Gender Bias