Introducing the short Dark Triad (SD3): a brief measure of dark personality traits.

@article{Jones2014IntroducingTS,
  title={Introducing the short Dark Triad (SD3): a brief measure of dark personality traits.},
  author={Daniel N. Jones and Delroy L. Paulhus},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          28-41
        }
}
Three socially aversive traits-Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy-have been studied as an overlapping constellation known as the Dark Triad. Here, we develop and validate the Short Dark Triad (SD3), a brief proxy measure. Four studies (total N = 1,063) examined the structure, reliability, and validity of the subscales in both community and student samples. In Studies 1 and 2, structural analyses yielded three factors with the final 27 items loading appropriately on their respective… CONTINUE READING

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