The Core of Darkness: Uncovering the Heart of the Dark Triad

  title={The Core of Darkness: Uncovering the Heart of the Dark Triad},
  author={Daniel N. Jones and Aurelio Jos{\'e} Figueredo},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={521 - 531}
The Dark Triad consists of three overlapping but distinct personality variables: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. To date, however, no research has empirically identified what leads these three variables to overlap or whether other variables share the same core. The present research addresses why and how dark personalities overlap. Drawing from classic work in psychopathy, Hare's Factor 1 or manipulation and callousness were found to be the common antagonistic core. A series of… 

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