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Measuring the Dark Side of Personality
Measuring the Dark Side of Personality
Beth A. Visser Stephanie Campbell

When Paulhus and Williams unveiled the ‘Dark Triad’ of personality in 2002, it led to a resurgence of interest in narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sub-clinical psychopathy, both individually and, more particularly, collectively. The article has been cited almost 2,000 times (Google Scholar, February, 2018), and interest in dark personality traits shows no sign of abating. For example, in 2014, the journal Personality and Individual Differences devoted an issue to the dark triad, and in 2017, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology published a special section on dark personality traits.

When Paulhus and Williams (2002) coined the term ‘Dark Triad’ in relation to ...

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