Honesty as the sixth factor of personality: correlations with machiavellianism, primary psychopathy, and social adroitness

  title={Honesty as the sixth factor of personality: correlations with machiavellianism, primary psychopathy, and social adroitness},
  author={Michael C Ashton and Kibeom Lee and Chongnak Son},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={359 - 368}
Psycholexical studies of personality structure in several languages have recovered, in addition to variants of the Big Five factors, a sixth factor that has been given names suggesting honesty, such as ‘Integrity’, ‘Trustworthiness’, ‘Truthfulness’, and ‘Values’. Using a sample of Korean respondents (N = 610), we correlated lexical markers of the Big Five and the Honesty factor with several questionnaire variables that are relevant to the exploitation of others, including Machiavellianism… 

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