The Dark Triad of Personality - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128142912

The Dark Triad of Personality

1st Edition

Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy in Everyday Life

Authors: Minna Lyons
Paperback ISBN: 9780128142912
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 250
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The Dark Triad of Personality summarizes the latest research on how these personality traits (psychopathology, narcissism, Machiavellianism) are defined and displayed, and also explores what impact they have on individuals and society, the relationship between clinical conditions and personality traits, and how these traits may be adaptive. The book introduces the Dark Triad through the lens of the existing clinical and personality literature, discussing shared and unique cognitive and empathetic profiles associated with each trait. Antisocial, antagonistic, and criminal behaviors associated with the Dark Triad are also covered, as are how these traits impact the way individuals compete for mates, their existence in the workplace, and how individuals high in the Dark Triad behave and are perceived by others in social media.

Key Features

  • Summarizes research on the Dark Triad personality traits
  • Reviews development, measurement, and evolutionary origins of these traits
  • Explores how these traits may be adaptive
  • Assesses the relationship between clinical conditions and Dark Triad personality traits
  • Discusses manipulation, competition, and cooperation


Academic researchers in psychology and behavioral sciences; clinicians looking to better understand these traits in clients; academic researchers in applied areas such as business and management; undergrad and postgrad psychology students

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Dark Triad
2. Mating Strategies
3. Established Relationships
4. Friendships
5. Well-Being and Happiness
6. Workplace
7. Social Media Behavior


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About the Author

Minna Lyons

Dr. Lyons main research interests are individual differences from an evolutionary perspective. She uses the Life History theory as a framework in investigating individual differences in altruism, social intelligence, morality, attachment, and the Dark Triad of personality. She is the co-author of the book Biological Psychology, and has authored or co-authored over 50 papers in journals such as Personality and Individual Differences; Evolution and Human Behavior; and Current Psychology.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Liverpool, School of Psychology, Liverpool, UK

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