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Egorova M.S., Sitnikova M.A. The Dark Triad

Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С., Ситникова М.А. Темная триада
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The Dark Triad refers to a set of three overlapping traits – Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy. Each of the Dark Triad traits is characterized by callous social attitudes, egocentrism, dominance, entitlement, low humility, manipulativeness. The article reviews 1) the history of the ideas about the content and structure of the Dark Triad traits; 2) the main results of the experimental studies of Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism and subclinical psychopathy in the non-clinical populations, 3) the place of the Dark Triad in the structure of high-order personality traits; 4) proposed  models for the common core of the Dark Triad traits.

Keywords: Dark Triad, subclinical narcissism, Machiavellianism, subclinical psychopathy

 

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The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 14-06-00400-а.


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Received 10 October 2014. Date of publication: 31 December 2014.

About authors

Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 119, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Sitnikova Maria A.  Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 119, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Suggested citation

Egorova M.S., Sitnikova M.A. The Dark Triad. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 38, p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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