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DARK TRIAD TRAITS
Everyday Sadism: Throwing Light on the Dark Triad
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
The Dark Triad of personality theory -- psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism -- has been studied for years, and is fairly well accepted in psychological science. But now a triad of scientists is challenging the Dark Triad, suggesting that the construct is incomplete.
Are Narcissists Better At Reading Minds?
Scott Barry Kaufman
Scientific Director, The Imagination Institute
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.
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