Individuals with dark triad personality traits, including narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, combined with feeling schadenfreude, taking pleasure from the misfortune of others, are more likely to indulge in internet trolling.
A new study finds those with Machiavellian personality traits are more open to the prospect of mind uploading once the technology becomes available. The study raises concerns about those with dark triad personality traits could disproportionately adopt the technology and supports concerns about antisocial use of artificial general intelligence.
A comparative review of 324 global research papers concludes narcissism is a risk factor for aggression and violent behaviors. The results were similar, regardless of age, gender, education level, or country of residence.
Researchers investigate why some people take pleasure in hurting more vulnerable people.
It is estimated that 1% of the general population has psychopathic traits. Among the upper echelons of corporations, up to 3.5% of employees are psychopathic, with the percentage rising for those who are chief executives. Researchers investigate how those with psychopathic traits impact the workplace for other employees, and how corporate psychopaths end up costing the economy billions of dollars due to their unethical behaviors.
Those who are more narcissistic or Machiavellian reported experiencing more negativity and perceived the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the world. Sadists, by contrast, reported more positive emotions as they felt the pandemic negatively affected the quality of life for others.
Those with dark personality traits such as psychopathy, sadism, low affective empathy, narcissism, cold-heartedness, and meanness, are more likely to sexually objectify those of the opposite sex.
Grandiose narcissists are more likely to be "mentally tough", experience less stress, and are less prone to depression.
Neuroimaging reveals 'successful' psychopaths (those who can control their antisocial tendencies) have greater levels of gray matter density between the left and right ventromedial prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain is implicated in self-regulatory processes, including reactive emotions.
Women who date for a free meal and without romantic interest in their dinner partners are more likely to exhibit 'dark triad' personality traits. Dark triad traits, including narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, are associated with negative behaviors, such as exploitative behaviors and deception.
Study reveals our personality types may indicate how susceptible we are to the power of persuasion. Those who are more fearful tend to follow the crowd, while those whose personality traits fall into the dark triad are less likely to be influenced by authority figures. Those who are socially apt are more likely to be persuaded to do something it is consistent with their beliefs or prior actions.