The Dark Triad traits and intelligence: Machiavellians are bright, and narcissists and psychopaths are ordinary

@article{Kowalski2018TheDT,
  title={The Dark Triad traits and intelligence: Machiavellians are bright, and narcissists and psychopaths are ordinary},
  author={Christopher Marcin Kowalski and Katarzyna Kwiatkowska and Maria Magdalena Kwiatkowska and Klaudia Ponikiewska and Radosław Rogoza and Julie Aitken Schermer},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  year={2018}
}

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