Dark triad

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In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.wikipedia
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Narcissism

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In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.
It is one of the three dark triadic personality traits (the others being psychopathy and Machiavellianism).

Machiavellianism (psychology)

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In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.
It is one of the dark triad traits, along with narcissism and psychopathy.

Psychopathy

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In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.
Psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism, three personality traits that are together referred to as the dark triad, share certain characteristics, such as a callous-manipulative interpersonal style.

Agreeableness

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A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.
Those who score very low on agreeableness show signs of dark triad behavior such as manipulation and competing with others rather than cooperating.

Psychopathy in the workplace

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People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace). Oliver James identifies each of the three dark triadic personality traits as typically being prevalent in the workplace (see also Machiavellianism in the workplace, narcissism in the workplace and psychopathy in the workplace).
Oliver James identifies psychopathy as one of the dark triadic personality traits in the workplace, the others being narcissism and Machiavellianism.

Narcissism in the workplace

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People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace). Oliver James identifies each of the three dark triadic personality traits as typically being prevalent in the workplace (see also Machiavellianism in the workplace, narcissism in the workplace and psychopathy in the workplace).
Oliver James identifies narcissism as one of the dark triadic personality traits in the workplace, with the others being psychopathy and Machiavellianism.

Machiavellianism in the workplace

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People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace). Oliver James identifies each of the three dark triadic personality traits as typically being prevalent in the workplace (see also Machiavellianism in the workplace, narcissism in the workplace and psychopathy in the workplace).
Oliver James wrote on the effects of Machiavellianism and other dark triad personality traits in the workplace, the others being narcissism and psychopathy.

Delroy L. Paulhus

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Delroy L. Paulhus and McHoskey debated these perspectives at a subsequent American Psychological Association (APA) conference, inspiring a body of research that continues to grow in the published literature.
Novel contributions include the dark triad, everyday sadism, the over-claiming technique, a taxonomy of social desirability scales, spheres of control, and exemplars of intelligence.

Narcissistic Personality Inventory

Similarly, assessment of narcissism required clinical interviews, until the popular "Narcissistic Personality Inventory" was created by Raskin and Hall in 1979.
The NPI is also considered to be a good test of the dark triad traits, the other two traits being machiavellianism and psychopathy.

Oliver James (psychologist)

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Oliver James identifies each of the three dark triadic personality traits as typically being prevalent in the workplace (see also Machiavellianism in the workplace, narcissism in the workplace and psychopathy in the workplace).
In his 2013 book, Office Politics: How to Thrive in a World of Lying, Backstabbing and Dirty Tricks, he identifies each of the three dark triadic personality traits (narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy) as being common amongst senior managers.

Honesty-humility factor of the HEXACO model of personality

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The honesty-humility factor from the HEXACO model of personality is used to measure sincerity, fairness, greed avoidance, and modesty.
Recent research has shown that the Honesty-Humility factor is strongly negatively correlated with the "Dark Triad" of personality (i.e. narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism).

HEXACO model of personality structure

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The honesty-humility factor from the HEXACO model of personality is used to measure sincerity, fairness, greed avoidance, and modesty.
The dark triad of personality consists of psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism.

Scott Barry Kaufman

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Influenced by the dark triad, Scott Barry Kaufman proposed a "light triad" of personality virtues: humanism, Kantianism, and faith in humanity.
Influenced by the dark triad theory of antisocial personalities, Kaufman is researching a proposed "light triad" of personality virtues: humanism, Kantianism, and faith in humanity.

Macdonald triad

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Psychology

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In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.

Evil

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They are called "dark" because of their malevolent qualities.

Applied psychology

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Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management.

Law enforcement

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Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management.

Clinical psychology

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Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management.

Business administration

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Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management.

Factor analysis

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A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.

Glasgow Caledonian University

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A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.

Neuroticism

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A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.

Conscientiousness

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A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.