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Are Narcissists Better At Reading Minds?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Andrew Whiten and Richard Byrne argue that primate intelligence stems from "Machiavellian Intelligence" -- the ability to manipulate and deceive others in the competition for scarce resources. According to this view, manipulative tendencies co-evolved with mind-reading ability.