Stay away from the dark side

OK, a little deception there. This isn’t a post about Star Wars or “Rogue One.” It contains a link to a test at the Open Source Psychometrics Project that determines how you rank on machiavellianism (a manipulative attitude), narcissism (excessive self-love) and psychopathy (lack of empathy).

Here’s the link to the test.

This measures your “Dark Triad” of personality. According to the definitions:

Narcissism is an egotistical preoccupation with self. Because of all their experience with maintaining their self image, people who score high for narcissism will often appear charming but their narcissism will later lead to extreme difficulty in developing close relationships.

Machiavellianism is a tendency to be manipulative and deceitful. It usually stems from a lack of respect or disillusionment for others.

Psychopathy reflects shallow emotional responses. The relative lack of emotions leads results in high stress tolerance, low empathy, little guilt and leads them to seek extremely stimulating activities, resulting in impusivity and a disposition towards interpersonal conflict.

I took the test. I’m a good person. But after the past few weeks, I’m not so sure about a major portion of the population.

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