Scientific American - The Dark Core of Personality

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    • Published: 08-18-2018 04:26 am
    • Sounds like there is a evil personlity type out there, this could actually provide a useful concept if studies can be reproduced

      "Morten Moshagen and his colleagues proposed that a D-factor exists, which they define as the basic tendency to maximize one's own utility at the expense of others, accompanied by beliefs that serve as justifications for one's malevolent behaviors. In their definition, utility refers to goal achievement. For those scoring high on the D-factor, utility maximization is sought despite running contrary to the interests of others or even for the sake of bringing about negative outcomes in others."

      https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-dark-core-of-personality/
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