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28 Questions That Reveal Whether Someone Has A ‘Dark Personality’

It’s one thing to define a new personality structure, but measuring it is another thing altogether. To this end, a team of psychologists led by Delroy Paulhus of the University of British Columbia in Canada developed a 28-item scale to measure the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadism. Here is what they came […]

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Dark Tetrad

People with any of the nine dark personality traits may belong to the Dark Tetrad. Colloquially, these people are known as sadists, narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths. But having some of the traits doesn’t necessarily mean you have an antisocial personality disorder. https://www.insider.com/dark-tetrad-personality-traits-what-they-are-and-what-they-mean-2018-10#egoism-1

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All 3 Dark Triad Traits

All three dark triad traits are conceptually distinct although empirical evidence shows them to be overlapping. They are associated with a callous-manipulative interpersonal style.[9] Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, pride, egotism, and a lack of empathy.[10] Machiavellianism is characterized by manipulation and exploitation of others, an absence of morality, unemotional callousness, and a higher level of self interest.[11] Psychopathy is characterized by continuous antisocial behavior, impulsivity, selfishness, callous and unemotional […]

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Dark triad – A tendency to steal or poach mates from others

Studies have suggested that on average, those who exhibit the dark triad of personality traits have an accelerated mating strategy, reporting more sex partners, more favorable attitudes towards casual sex,[82] lowered standards in their short-term mates,[83] a tendency to steal or poach mates from others,[84] more risk-taking in the form of substance abuse,[34] a tendency to prefer immediate but smaller […]

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Sadistic abuse – EMPTY MEMORIES

This review proposes the term “sadistic abuse” to describe severe abuse, often occurring in childhood, that may include torture, confinement, extreme threat and domination, over- lapping physical and sexual abuse, and multiple victim or multiple perpetrator patterns of abuse. Sadistic abuse – |||| EMPTY MEMORIES |||

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Psychopathy and sadism are related, but distinct constructs.

This meta-analysis examined the association between psychopathic personality traits as assessed by the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 1991), and sadism. The PCL-R yields a total score as well as two factor scores. Factor 1encompasses the interpersonal/affective components of psychopathy such as glibness, and callousness. Factor 2 captures the antisocial behavior aspects of psychopathy including impulsivity, and poor planning abilities. The meta-analysis […]

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The personality profile of a cyberbully: Examining the Dark Triad

Unequivocally, various forms of bullying (e.g., physical, verbal,relational, damage to property,etc.) pose a serious problem for students and society in general (Gladden, Vivolo-Kantor, Hamburger,& Lumpkin, 2014; Smith & Brain, 2000). Thankfully, bullying is becoming less accepted as a ‘‘normal part of childhood’’ and instead, is now being addressed by schools as a considerable threat(Limber & Small, 2003). Because of the harmful consequences of bullying, personality researchers frequently […]

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Dark Triad, misconduct, and high-stakes deception

The Dark Triad(Paulhus & Williams2002) is a cluster of three related yet distinct personality traits: sub-clinical psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism. Psychopathyis defined by behaviors such as impulsivity, callous indifference, and low empathy (Hare, 1985). Narcissism is characterized by feelings of grandiosity, vanity and a sense of entitlement (Raskin & Hall 1979). Lastly, Machiavellianism is epitomized by emotional coldness and […]

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