Trustworthy? The brain knows.

  • Ali F
  • Chamorro-Premuzic T
  • Djeriouat H
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Abstract

This study examines, for the first time, the psychopathy subtypes and Machiavellianism in relation to life satisfaction and intimate relationships. Using structural equation modelling (SEM) in a male and female non-clinical sample, we investigated the degree to which primary psychopathy, secondary psychopathy, Machiavellianism, gender, sociosexual orientation and the relationship components of intimacy, commitment and passion, accounted for variance in life satisfaction. Results indicated that Machiavellianism was negatively associated with the relationship components. Unexpectedly, primary psychopathy was positively associated with the relationship components. Secondary psychopathy was negatively associated with life satisfaction and intimacy. Implications for the conceptualisation of "dark side" traits and their effects on inter- and intra-personal relations are considered. ?? 2009 Elsevier Ltd.

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  • 2002
  • 556
  • Affective empathy
  • Aggression
  • Alexithymia
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive empathy
  • Dark Triad
  • Emotional intelligence
  • HEXACO
  • Harm/Care
  • Honest-Humility
  • Impulsivity
  • Life satisfaction
  • Loneliness
  • Machiavellianism
  • Mate poaching
  • Mate retention
  • Narcissism
  • Personality
  • Primary psychopathy
  • Psychopathy
  • Psychoticism
  • Relationships
  • Secondary psychopathy
  • Selective self-presentation
  • Self-objectification
  • Selfies
  • Sensation seeking
  • Social media
  • Social networking sites
  • Utilitarian judgment
  • a member of the
  • amygdala
  • behavioral genetics
  • dark triad
  • dark triad of personalities
  • dating
  • deception
  • evolutionary cognitive neuroscience
  • face
  • fmri
  • in
  • intimacy
  • is considered
  • its own right
  • machiavellian personality
  • machiavellianism
  • mating strategies
  • narcissism
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  • paulhus
  • psy-
  • psychopathy
  • together with narcissism and
  • trait emotional self-efficacy
  • trustworthiness
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  • yet a distinctive construct

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Authors

  • Farah Ali

  • Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

  • Hakim Djeriouat

  • Bastien Trémolière

  • Matthew Dussault

  • Mahzad Hojjat

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