Trait Emotional Intelligence and the Dark Triad Traits of Personality

@article{Petrides2011TraitEI,
  title={Trait Emotional Intelligence and the Dark Triad Traits of Personality},
  author={K. V. Petrides and Philip A. Vernon and Julie Aitken Schermer and Livia Veselka},
  journal={Twin Research and Human Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={35 - 41}
}
This study presents the first behavioral genetic investigation of the relationships between trait emotional intelligence (trait EI or trait emotional self-efficacy) and the Dark Triad traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. In line with trait EI theory, the construct correlated positively with narcissism, but negatively with the other two traits. Generally, the correlations were consistent across the 4 factors and 15 facets of the construct. Cholesky decomposition analysis… 
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