Machiavellianism, Manipulations and Empathy.

Machiavellianism is a term used to describe a person’s tendency to deceive and manipulate other people for their personal gain.  The MACH-IV test is a twenty-statement personality survey that is n…

 

As I was contemplating writing this, I came across a story from Psychology Today, that was fascinating in its discussion of empathy as it relates to the Dark Triad, personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy, grouped together for their overlapping, negative characteristics. The common thread running through all three traits is low agreeableness and low empathy.

 

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