Arthur C. Brooks discusses the phenomenon of the “Dark Triad” personality in his article. This term, established by psychologists Delroy Paulhus and Kevin Williams in 2002, refers to individuals exhibiting three distinct traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and a certain level of psychopathy. These individuals often display a pattern of charming behavior initially, only to later reveal manipulative and harmful tendencies, leaving those they interact with hurt and baffled.
- The “Dark Triad” personality is characterized by three main traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and a degree of psychopathy.
- Individuals with this personality type can be superficially charming and appealing, making it difficult for others to immediately identify their toxic behaviors.
- They often engage in manipulative actions, leaving those around them confused, hurt, and disillusioned.
- Such personalities can cause sudden dramatic confrontations over minor disagreements, surprising and distressing others.
- The concept of the “Dark Triad” was introduced by psychologists Delroy Paulhus and Kevin Williams in 2002.