Why it’s enlightening to get in touch with your dark side


Siberia, Bratsk. 1967. Photo by Elliot Erwitt/Magnum

Malevolent personalities come in flavours, says Del Paulhus, the University of British Columbia psychologist who coined the term ‘dark triad’ to describe a trifecta of human evil: the Machiavellian plotter strategising the downfall of others, smiling all the while; the impulsive psychopath, pouncing to steal a friends’ last penny; the self-entitled narcissist, seizing the corner […]

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