Does Narcissistic Personality Disorder Differ in Males and Females?

Narcissistic personality disorder differs between men and women in the way that the symptoms present themselves. For example, a male narcissists may believe that children are annoying, while a female narcissist may believe that her children are an example of her superiority, according to PsychCentral.

Another difference is in the way that male and female narcissists approach money, states PsychCentral. Female narcissists typically enjoy spending as much money as they can, while male narcissists often try to obtain as much money as possible, even if it means stealing from close friends and relatives. Male narcissists are also excessively self-confident and are confident internally whereas female narcissists gain self-confidence through favorable comparisons of themselves against others.