The dark triad: Facilitating a short‐term mating strategy in men

  title={The dark triad: Facilitating a short‐term mating strategy in men},
  author={Peter Karl Jonason and Norman P. Li and Gregory D. Webster and David P Schmitt},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={5 - 18}
This survey (N = 224) found that characteristics collectively known as the Dark Triad (i.e. narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism) were correlated with various dimensions of short‐term mating but not long‐term mating. The link between the Dark Triad and short‐term mating was stronger for men than for women. The Dark Triad partially mediated the sex difference in short‐term mating behaviour. Findings are consistent with a view that the Dark Triad facilitates an exploitative, short‐term… 

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