Homophobic People Are More Likely to be Gay, Study Finds
In news that will surprise no one, a study has shown that men who show anti-gay tendencies are more likely to be closeted gay men.
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology study showed higher instances of homophobia in those who identified as straight but showed attraction to members of the same sex.
The findings also examined the differences between how male college students self-identified their orientation and how they responded to quick timed tasks. These tests uncovered the respondents’ implicit attractions.
The results showed that the men who were more likely to display hostility towards gay people were more likely to be ‘implicitly homosexual’.
Netta Weinstein, the author of the study, wrote: “Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves.”