Men are More Likely to be Online Bullies Due to Narcissism, Study Finds

Men are more likely to troll on Facebook than women and it’s due to their greater narcissism, a new study finds. Results from the research published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior found men reported more antisocial motives -- trolling or attention seeking --- for using Facebook, in comparison women reported stronger prosocial motives -- connecting with friends or to increase belonging.

Researchers say men’s greater narcissism could be caused by gender stereotyping and the fact characteristics such as competitiveness, assertiveness, need for achievement and dominance tend to be encouraged in men and punished in women.