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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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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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The Die Hard Narcissist

If you keep forgiving, feeling sorry for them, thinking they will change, you will end up ill and as damaged as they are.GET OUT – SEEK HELP – RECOVER – AND START TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE AGAIN.

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Research suggests a link between dark triad traits and victim signaling

Dark triad traits appear to be advantageous in some contexts. In their recently published paper, Signaling Virtuous Victimhood as Indicators of Dark Triad Personalities, the authors suggest that Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy might be beneficial for obtaining resources. In their introduction, they acknowledge that being viewed as a victim can lead to a loss of esteem […]

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Mate Value Discrepancies, the Dark Triad and Relationship Satisfaction

The higher on the Dark Triad, the more alternative partners there were that were closer to the participant’s ideal mate preferences than their current partner, which was associated with decreased relationship satisfaction. This study contributes to our understanding of how the Dark Triad relates to mating psychology. These findings also highlight the utility of employing […]

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“Dark” personality traits might be impeding pandemic efforts, but the overall picture is far more complex

“As hypothesized, participants characterized by the Dark Triad traits were less likely to engage in preventive behavior and more likely to hoard,” the study notes. “Such findings are congruent with details about the fact that people who are high on these traits are more impulsive, focus on self-interest, and tend toward risk-taking. Participants higher on the Dark Triad traits seemed to be concerned with negative aspects of prevention and not consider the benefits of it.”

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HEXACO model

We perform a meta-analysis of the HEXACO, Big Five, and Dark Triad.• Honesty-humility has small to moderation relations with the (H)EXACO and Big Five.• Honesty-humility has a very large relation with the Dark Triad.• These relations differed based on the studied measure and facet. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0092656620300702

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