Does your partner have ‘Dark Traid’ personality?

Does your partner have ‘Dark Traid’ personality?
Dark Triad (Source: Forbes)
  • Dark Triad personality is a person who is narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy
  • They are willing to exploit anyone to get ahead in life
  • It is easier to recognize a person with a dark triad personality as they are charismatic and charming

Dark Triad personality consists of three negative personality traits – narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Researchers Delroy L. Paulhus, and Kevin M. Williams coined it in 2002. Narcissism is defined as feeling superior and entitled but underneath the grandiosity is typically a sense of inadequacy.

Likewise, Machiavellianism is being highly manipulative, willing to deceive others to get what they want, and having a cynical view of the world. Also, psychopathy is lacking empathy and being emotionally cold, while also being impulsive and prone to taking big risks.

Dark Traid personality
Dark Triad personality (Source: Practical Psychology)

People with dark triad personalities are willing to exploit anyone to get ahead in life. Likewise, they experience little remorse when they cause harm to other people. Professor of Psychology Thomas G. Plante at Santa Clara University said,

“It’s a bit hard to know exactly how many people fit this description, since technically it isn’t an official diagnosis in the DSM-5, our ‘psychiatric bible.”

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How to tell someone to have a dark triad personality?

It is easier to recognize a person with a dark triad personality as they are charismatic and charming. It is important to find out if your partner has a dark triad personality or not. They are masters at flattery and making a person feel like they’re special and fortunate to be in the presence of elevated taste, intelligence, and compassion.

Dark Traid personality
Dark Triad personality (Source: Health Magazine)

These types of people eventually burn out relationships by exploiting the people with whom they become close. Similarly, these people have a string of unsuccessful relationships where they cut off significant people in their lives. Likewise, they quickly turned the tables to become the victim.

Psychotherapist Paul Hokemeyer said that they are pro at manipulating facts for their own benefit. Likewise, he said,

“Individuals with a dark triad personality always have to be fulfilled at the expense of everyone around them. If you’re left feeling depleted-emotionally, physically, or even financially-chances are you’re being manipulated and used for their personal advantage.”

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Ways to deal with such personality

  • You should surround yourself with supportive people for healing yourself
  • Talk to the person with such personality and ask them to change for you
  • If the person does not change then leave them
Dark Traid Personality
Dark Traid Personality (Source: lvdcoaching)
  • Take a break for sometimes and let them realize your importance
  • Seeking therapy is necessary if things go out of hand