The Dark Side of Personality: Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
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Dark personality traits are connected to a host of behavioral and interpersonal problems. To better understand and address these problems, this book unites personality psychology and clinical psychology to provide an interdisciplinary taxonomy of dark personality traits. It expands upon the Dark Triad—narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism—to encompass traits that have largely been ignored or not characterized as dark (e.g., spite, authoritarianism, and perfectionism). Drawing from recent research on the Big Five personality dimensions, each trait is presented as a complex spectrum of adaptive and maladaptive features with unique clinical implications.