The Malevolent Side of Human Nature

  title={The Malevolent Side of Human Nature},
  author={Peter Muris and Harald Merckelbach and Henry Otgaar and Ewout H. Meijer},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={183 - 204}
The term dark triad refers to the constellation of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Over the past few years, the concept has gained momentum, with many researchers assuming that the dark triad is a prominent antecedent of transgressive and norm-violating behavior. Our purpose in this meta-analytic review was to evaluate (a) interrelations among narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy; (b) gender differences in these traits; (c) how these traits are linked to normal… 

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