Duplicity Among the Dark Triad: Three Faces of Deceit

@article{Jones2017DuplicityAT,
  title={Duplicity Among the Dark Triad: Three Faces of Deceit},
  author={Daniel N. Jones and Delroy L. Paulhus},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={113},
  pages={329–342}
}
Although all 3 of the Dark Triad members are predisposed to engage in exploitative interpersonal behavior, their motivations and tactics vary. Here we explore their distinctive dynamics with 5 behavioral studies of dishonesty (total N = 1,750). All 3 traits predicted cheating on a coin-flipping task when there was little risk of being caught (Study 1). Only psychopathy predicted cheating when punishment was a serious risk (Study 2). Machiavellian individuals also cheated under high risk—but… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Our Vulnerable Dark Side—Two Laboratory Approaches

  • L. LämmleM. Ziegler
  • Psychology
    International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2021
Aside from the Dark Triad’s common core, depending on how self-harm was triggered (ego-threat, narcissism, being alone with one's own thoughts, or reward condition (mainly Machiavellianism)), the DarkTriad traits differed in their responsiveness but were stable over the last two conditions, thereby suggesting a vulnerable side of the Dark triad.

The Dark Triad and framing effects predict selfish behavior in a one-shot Prisoner’s Dilemma

The extent to which Dark Triad traits (sub-clinical psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism) support a selfish behavioral strategy is explored to support the view that seemingly negative personality traits that persist in the population may serve as evolutionarily adaptive behavioral strategies.

Signaling virtuous victimhood as indicators of Dark Triad personalities.

The hypothesis that the frequency of emitting virtuous victim signal predicts a person's willingness to engage in and endorse ethically questionable behaviors, such as lying to earn a bonus, intention to purchase counterfeit products and moral judgments of counterfeiters, and making exaggerated claims about being harmed in an organizational context is tested.

The "core" of the dark triad: A test of competing hypotheses.

It is argued that the most parsimonious explanation for findings on the core of the DT is that such traits all fall under the umbrella of antagonism.

Elucidating the Dark Side of Envy: Distinctive Links of Benign and Malicious Envy With Dark Personalities

The correlational and experimental results suggest that the two forms of envy can both be malevolent, and instead of evaluating envy’s morality, it is proposed to focus on its functional value.

Dispositional malevolence and impression formation: Dark Tetrad associations with accuracy and positivity in first impressions.

Interpersonal perceptions that included an individual scoring highly on one of the Dark Tetrad traits differed in important ways from interactions among individuals with more benevolent personalities.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 124 REFERENCES

Good Liars Are Neither ‘Dark’ Nor Self-Deceptive

No evidence was found to suggest that Dark Triad traits confer any advantage either to deceive others, or to detect deception in others, and results are interpreted within a framework in which repeated practice results in enhanced deceptive ability.

TOPOGRAPHY OF DISHONESTY: MAPPING THE OPPOSITE POLE OF HONESTY-HUMILITY PERSONALITY DOMAIN2

Recent emic research of personality structure has revealed a broad and comprehensive trait not found in previous studies: the HonestyHumility trait. The present research is an exploratory study,

Behavioral Confirmation of Everyday Sadism

Findings support the construct validity of everyday sadism and its incorporation into a new “Dark Tetrad” of personality.

The Malevolent Side of Human Nature: A Meta-Analysis and Critical Review of the Literature on the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy)

The term dark triad refers to the constellation of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Over the past few years, the concept has gained momentum, with many researchers assuming that the
...