Many surveys have identified traits personality difference among heterosexuals, bisexuals, and homosexuals men. Besides, it has been also found that in some cultures like Mediterranean and Latin there is a strong association between sexual role, sexual orientation and male/female stereotype. In the present study, will be investigated the personality differences in an Italian sample of men, taking into account their sexual orientation and sexual role. All participants have been recruited through internet in chat rooms. The results did not confirm the presence of differences respect to personality traits based on sexual orientation. While, respect to sexual role emerged meaningful differences that could reflect the influence of male/female stereotype.
Keywords: Sexual orientation, personality, sexual behavior, sexual role, personality traits, sexual stereotype