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Sex Differences in Self-Estimated Intelligence, Competitiveness and Risk-Taking

Adrian Furnham

Abstract

Studies of self-estimated intelligence have consistently shown that males estimate their intelligence higher than do females, and people estimate the intelligence of male family members higher than that of female family members. A number of studies have also shown that males are more competitive and greater risk-takers than females.

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