What is the "dark triad" of personality traits?
The term refers to some seriously undesirable characteristics
The name "dark triad" sounds like a sinister gang from a thriller movie, and the reality is barely less frightening. It's the term given to a trio of negative personality traits—narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism—that share unpleasant, often dangerous, characteristics. Coined by researchers in 2002, the term is applied to those who display any or all of these disturbing personality traits.
But how common are dark triad personality types, and how easy are they to spot? Click through this gallery to better understand how these traits can manifest themselves.
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