Is female aggression genetic?

Understanding male and female aggression means more than just understanding genetics. According to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the social reasons behind male and female aggression are as different as the ways that behavior manifests. Women, for example, are most likely to engage in verbal aggression and attribute it to excessive stress and a loss of self-control. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to engage in physical aggression and attribute it to the need to control others due to a physical or self-esteem threat.

But while there are differences in how men and women display aggression, what about those instances when someone just seems far more cutthroat than those around them? For women, this elevated level of aggression is likely linked to genetics.

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