Machiavellianism Category

10 evidence-based facts about schadenfreude.

Let’s look at 10 evidence-based facts about schadenfreude. In a study published in Science, Hidehiko Takahashi et al. used functional MRI to record mechanisms of painful emotion, envy, and schadenfreude, which was the rewarding reaction. First, when participants were presented with scenarios promoting envy, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) was activated. Second, when the participants were presented with related scenarios […]

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Machiavellianism is one of the three personality traits

Psychology Machiavellianism is also a term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person’s tendency to be unemotional, and therefore able to detach him or herself from conventional morality and hence to deceive and manipulate others. In the 1960s, Richard Christie and Florence L. Geis developed a test for measuring a person’s […]

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Machiavellianism, Cognition, and Emotion: Understanding how the Machiavellian Thinks, Feels, and Thrives

Machiavellianism is a personality trait involving manipulativeness and deceit, cynical views toward human nature, and a cold, calculating attitude towards others. The trait was conceptualized in 1970 by Christie and Geiss, and describes the extent to which individuals adhere to the political philosophy of Italian writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who advocated views involving cunning, deceit, and […]

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Narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy

Dark Triad traits (narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy) are characterized by manipulation, emotional coldness, and a lack of empathy. The current studies investigated the influence of Dark Triad traits on heterosexual women’s infidelity and romantic revenge. For Study 1, women (N = 102) completed the Mach IV, NPI-16, Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, bespoke Infidelity Experience Scale, Intentions Towards […]

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Signs of Machiavellianism

Someone with the trait of Machiavellianism will tend to have many of the following tendencies: only focused on their own ambition and interests prioritise money and power over relationships come across as charming and confident exploit and manipulate others to get ahead lie and deceive when required use flattery often lacking in principles and values […]

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What is Machiavellianism in Psychology?

Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait which sees a person so focused on their own interests they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others to achieve their goals. Machiavellianism is one of the traits in what is called the ‘Dark Triad’, the other two being narcissism and psychopathy.Jan 8, 2015

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Machiavellianism

Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait which sees a person so focused on their own interests they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others to achieve their goals. Machiavellianism is one of the traits in what is called the ‘Dark Triad’, the other two being narcissism and psychopathy

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MACH-IV: Machiavellianism Test

Introduction Niccol ò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian politician and philosopher who is famous for his advocacy of political ethics that hold effectiveness as more important that morality. He is the source of the phrase “the ends justify the means”. In the 1960s, social psychologists Richard Christie and Florence L. Geis, who collected statements from […]

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Signs of machiavellianism

only focused on their own ambition and interests prioritise money and power over relationships come across as charming and confident exploit and manipulate others to get ahead lie and deceive when required use flattery often lacking in principles and values can come across as aloof or hard to really get to know cynical of goodness and […]

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