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Does Being Gay Make You An Overachiever? (VIDEO)

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John Pachankis, a Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University, was recently interviewed in a segment on HuffPost Live about his study that found gay men were more prone to be overachievers than their straight counterparts.

"Several well executed studies show that gay men's self esteem actually isn't any lower than straight mens's self esteem," Pachankis said. "Although that was puzzling, we suspected that it may be a clue that gay men are engaging in an adaptative strategy to protect their self worth."

Do you think there's a link between overachievement and homosexuality? Watch the video above and sound off in the comments below.

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