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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 04:34 PM

People with dark personalities usually share a trait called the 'D-factor'

People with dark personalities usually share a trait called the 'D-factor' here's what it means
Lindsay Dodgson Sep. 28, 2018, 5:53 AM

Having one dark personality trait could mean you're more likely to have others.


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According to a new study, there are nine common dark personality traits.

Results of the study showed people with one trait are more likely to have one or more of the others.
This is down to something called the "D-factor."
The D-factor involves a tendency to put your own goals and interest above anything else.
If someone has a Dark Tetrad personality type, it means they can have any of the following traits: sadism, psychopathy, narcissism, or Machiavellianism.

Other traits that show a "dark core," according to research from the University of Copenhagen, are egoism, spitefulness, and entitlement.

In a new paper called "The Dark Core of Personality," published in the Psychological Review, having any one of these tendencies could mean you are more likely to have one or more of the others. And this is down to something called the "D-factor."

According to the new research, the common denominator of dark personalities is the "general tendency to maximise one's individual utility disregarding, accepting, or malevolently provoking disutility for others accompanied by beliefs that serve as justifications."
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More info available at the link.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/psychopaths-narcissists-share-trait-called-the-d-factor-2018-9

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