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The '''variability hypothesis''', aka the '''greater male variability hypothesis''' states that males experience greater variability in traits than females. This includes more [[Bateman's principle|variability in sexual preferences]],<ref>https://www.gwern.net/docs/psychology/okcupid/yourlooksandyourinbox.html</ref> social attitudes, behaviours, intelligence, strength, other physical traits, genetic variation, etc., the only exception being fear and emotionality, in which women show greater variability.<ref>Hyde, Janet Shibley. "Gender Similarities and Differences." The Annual Review of Psychology. 2014. 65:3.1–3.26 doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115057. https://www.gwern.net/docs/iq/2014-hyde.pdf.</ref>  Higher male variability may only concern dimensions in which men outcompete women as everything tends to get more varied the more potential there is.{{citation needed}} Men are simply more potent than women in many regards (taller, stronger, smarter, etc.), so overall men tend to have more variability. Conversely, women have greater variability in dimensions they outcompete men (e.g. verbal skills).
==History of the hypothesis==
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