Machiavellianism Category

Positive and Negative Psychosocial Outcomes of the “Dark” Personality Traits

The term dark personalities refer to a set of socially aversive traits (such as spitefulness, greed, sadism, narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) in the subclinical range. First coined by Paulhus and Williams, it has attracted an exponential increase of empirical attention in recent years. Much of the research in the last decade has linked these dark […]

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The Malevolent Side of Human Nature : A Meta-Analysis and Critical Review of the Literature on the Dark Triad ( Narcissism , Machiavellianism , and Psychopathy )

The term dark triad refers to the constellation of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Over the past few years, the concept has gained momentum, with many researchers assuming that the dark triad is a prominent antecedent of transgressive and norm-violating behavior. Our purpose in this meta-analytic review was to evaluate (a) interrelations among narcissism, Machiavellianism, and […]

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Psychology of the Con

  Each of these con artists have one thing in common: the power of persuasion to swindle their victims. The successful ones exhibit three similar characteristics—psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism—which have been referred to by psychologists as “dark” personality traits. Those characteristics allow con artists to swindle people out of their money without feeling any remorse or guilt. Another thing most chiselers have in […]

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Con Artists -A Harvard Psychologist Says to Look for These Traits

Konnikova says all con artists share some mixture of three traits: psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism. Only two to three percent of the population are truly psychopaths by the psychologist’s estimation, which still seems insanely (no pun intended) high to me. I would have thought maybe a half-percent, but maybe I’m crazy (pun intended).   Narcissism […]

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Introduction to the Dark Triad

The research on the Dark Triad has grown exponentially in the past few decades, with much of the literature focusing on establishing the profiles of socially aversive personalities. Studies investigating the Dark Triad within the nomological network with other personality traits have suggested that all the three relate to low honesty and low agreeableness. This suggests that […]

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The dark triad (DT) traits–psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism

The Dark Triad Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy were measured using the 27-item Dark Triad of Personality Scale [D3-Short; (17)], scored on a 5-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree). Mean scores are calculated for the three subscales (9 items each) with higher scores indicating higher level of DT traits. The […]

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Machiavellianism, Normal Personality Traits, and Personality Functioning

Machiavellianism is a personality trait characterized by interpersonal manipulation, cynical attitudes, and utilitarian morality (Christie & Geis, 1970). With regard to normal personality traits [i.e., traits in the Big Five (Costa & McCrae, 1992) and HEXACO (Ashton & Lee, 2007) models], Machiavellianism is consequently linked to low levels of agreeableness, conscientiousness, and honesty-humility (Lee & […]

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Parental Machiavellianism in Relation to Dyadic Coparenting and Adolescents’ Perception of Parental Behaviour

Parental personality is a main contributor to parenting outcomes. However, research on parental personality and parenting or coparenting behaviour is scarce. These few studies showed that disagreeableness and neuroticism are consequently related to negative parenting outcomes. Machiavellianism is an antagonistic and socially aversive personality trait. Machiavellianism has been linked to unfavourable outcomes in several different […]

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Diagnostic Taxonomy / 15 Personality Spectra

The Millon Fifteen Personality Styles/Disorders and Subtypes The following lists the most recent and complete of the 15 normal and abnormal personalities derived from the Millon Evolutionary Theory. Each includes first the normal prototype or personality style (e.g., retiring), and second, the abnormal prototype or personality disorder (e.g., schizoid). Retiring/Schizoid Eccentric/Schizotypal Shy/Avoidant Cooperative/Dependent Sociable/Histrionic Confident/Narcissistic […]

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Personality Disorders in Modern Life, 2nd Edition

CHAPTER1 PERSONALITY DISORDERS: CLASSICAL FOUNDATIONS 1 Abnormal Behavior and Personality 3 Early Perspectives on the Personality Disorders 14 The Biological Perspective 17 The Psychodynamic Perspective 22 Summary 35 CHAPTER2 PERSONALITY DISORDERS: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES 38 The Interpersonal Perspective 39 The Cognitive Perspective 48 Trait and Factorial Perspectives 54 The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective 57 Summary 72 CHAPTER3 DEVELOPMENT […]

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