Not Quoting Quiverfull: Narcissist Men With Patriarchal Tendencies?

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Narcissist Men With Patriarchal Tendencies? April 18, 2015

NotquotingThere is a study out of Ohio’s Kent State University by Dr. Scott Keiller showing that narcissistic heterosexual men tend to take out their aggression almost exclusively on heterosexual women.

From Science Daily:

Heterosexual women bear the brunt of narcissistic heterosexual men’s hostility, while heterosexual men, gay men and lesbian women provoke a softer reaction, according to psychologist Dr. Scott Keiller from Kent State University at Tuscarawas. This is likely to be due to women’s unparalleled potential for gratifying, or frustrating, men’s narcissism, the author concludes. They are crucial players and even gatekeepers in men’s quests for sexual pleasure, patriarchal power and status.

“The present study suggests that heterosexual men’s narcissism is linked to an adversarial and angry stance toward heterosexual women more than toward other groups. Although narcissists may want to maintain feelings of superiority and power over all people, narcissistic heterosexual men are particularly invested in subordinating heterosexual women. The results suggest that narcissistic hostility is associated with a group’s potential to provide or withhold gratification rather than ideology about a group’s sexual orientation or conformity to heterosexual gender roles.”

Interesting. Too bad there is not a study indicating how many of these narcissistic men are also patriarchs because based on Keiller’s studies it sounds like many of them likely would be classified as narcissists.

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  • persephone

    My ex was diagnosed with severe NPD. I wish that diagnosis was available BEFORE I married him.

  • Leigh Andrews

    I am fairly certain that narcissistic personality disorder was a diagnosis described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses no later than the third edition (1985). Unfortunately, women are more frequently diagnosed with personality disorders than men. This might be a result of women coming into contact with mental health practicioners much more frequently than men as well as social norms that hold that men are dominant, women overbearing, and similar pairings.

    An amusing historical note is that the first DSM was a fairly short pamphlet. The third edition was a standard size hardcover about 2.5 inches thick. The fifth (current) edition is about 4 inches thick. We’re not getting more mentally ill; more things are being considered pathological.

  • Allison the Great

    That does make a lot of sense. Most of the blogs I’ve read by the hardcore patriarchs have more posts about reminding women to stay in their place and go so far as to claim that feminism and deviation from gender roles is heresy, and will land the woman in hell.

  • persephone

    Thank you for the info.

    My comment should have been clearer: My ex was diagnosed as depressed and possibly bipolar. It wasn’t until several years later that he was diagnosed NPD.

  • I think we could start making a list, checking it twice…