It comes as no real surprise that the seven deadly sins are not equally seductive for men and women. A recent study from the Vatican ranks the most common sins by gender, based on collected confessions. The notion of 'sin' is based in Catholicism, but let's forgo a theological discussion in favor of behavioral observation--by sex.

Men's primary impulse is lust, while for women it's pride. The connection between men and lust, or sexual desire, is not unexpected. The discovery that women are more prideful is interesting and seems to play out in a desire for perfection--maintaining a vibrant family life and home while carving out a professional niche and looking good through it all.

Following pride, females struggles with envy while males are prone to overindulge in food (gluttony). In a nod to the divide between Mars and Venus, the most frequent sins for men are the least frequent for women. Here's the complete breakdown.

Top Male Sins:

1. Lust
2. Glutton
3. Sloth
4. Anger
5. Pride
6. Envy
7. Greed

Top Female Sins:

1. Pride
2. Envy
3. Anger
4. Lust
5. Gluttony
6. Greed
7. Sloth

Last year the Vatican proposed seven new sins that are seen as more contemporary: Genetic modifciation, human experimentation, polluting the environment, social injustice, causing poverty, financial gluttony and the taking or selling of drugs. Of the now 14-Vatican certified sins, which one do you struggle with the most?

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