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Question: Do males or females have a greater fear of deception?

The motivation for the question comes from a transgender context: I more frequently see reports of men being afraid of finding themselves attracted to a transgender woman than women being afraid of finding themselves attracted to a transgender men. It is sometimes argued that not revealing one's transgender status is a form of deceit.

This leads me to believe that, in this context, men have a greater fear of deception than women, and I would like to know if the same is true for deceit in general.

Putting "fear of deception" gender into Google Scholar or PubMed didn't help me find anything useful. I'm not sure where else I should look.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Chris Rogers, Seanny123, Robin Kramer, Yvette Colomb, mfloren Jul 30 '17 at 19:58

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  • $\begingroup$ I suspect that this is subjective to culture $\endgroup$ – Vatsal Manot May 16 '15 at 6:35
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I more frequently see reports of men being afraid of finding themselves attracted to a transgender woman than women being afraid of finding themselves attracted to a transgender men. has many facets to be examined - one being the number of people and sex being transgender. what is the ratio of transgender men to women for example $\endgroup$ – Yvette Colomb Jul 30 '17 at 10:26
  • $\begingroup$ The question is Do males or females have a greater fear of deception?. I also mention my motivation for asking the question (but that's not the question [deception in general]). It seems like there may be quantitative research on this topic, only I'm not sure what to look for. $\endgroup$ – Rebecca J. Stones Apr 8 '18 at 7:48

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