The Dark Triad of personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy
Volume: 36, Issue: 6, Pages: 556 - 563
Published: Dec 1, 2002
Of the offensive yet non-pathological personalities in the literature, three are especially prominent: Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy. We evaluated the recent contention that, in normal samples, this ‘Dark Triad’ of constructs are one and the same. In a sample of 245 students, we measured the three constructs with standard measures and examined a variety of laboratory and self-report correlates. The...