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mohammadzadeh A, ashouri A. Comparison of Personality Correlates of Machiavellianism, Narcissism and Psychopathy (Dark Triad of Personality) in Three Factor Personality Model. IJPCP. 2018; 24 (1) :44-55
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2426-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Email: ahmad.ashouri@gmail.com
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Objectives Machiavellianism, Narcissism and Psychopathy are often referred to as the dark triad of personality. This study explored the relationships of those personalities with three factor personality models.
Methods The current study was conducted in correlational descriptive research context. A group of 203 normal participants from Tabriz Payame noor university students answered to MACH-IV, MCMI-II and EPQ-R personality questionnaires. Data analyzed using the stepwise multivariate regression analysis method.
Results According to three factors model of personality, Machiavellianism was correlated to neuroticism (r=0.46, P<0.01) and psychoticism (r=0.32, P<0.01), Narcissism was correlated to psychoticism (r=0.17, P<0.01) and extraversion (r=0.17, P<0.01), Psychopathy was correlated to psychoticism (r=0.43, P<0.01) and neuroticism (r=0.43, P<0.01).
Conclusion The dark dimension of personality can be described in terms of high psychoticism, according to three factor personality model.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2017/01/9 | Accepted: 2017/10/30 | Published: 2018/04/1

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