The Dark Core of Personality

  title={The Dark Core of Personality},
  author={Morten Moshagen and Benjamin E. Hilbig and Ingo Zettler},
  journal={Psychological Review},
Many negatively connoted personality traits (often termed “dark traits”) have been introduced to account for ethically, morally, and socially questionable behavior. Herein, we provide a unifying, comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding dark personality in terms of a general dispositional tendency of which dark traits arise as specific manifestations. That is, we theoretically specify the common core of dark traits, which we call the Dark Factor of Personality (D). The fluid… 
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