A few months ago, I was watching a Tai Lopez episode.
And he mentioned a dark personality quiz I have never heard of.
It is called the Dark Triad Personality Test.
He suggests giving this test to someone we are looking to date. And if they do not score well, we should flee from the relationship as fast as possible.
The test explores the possibility that we have the undesirable traits of Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.
There are many Dark Triad Personality Test available online.
I find this one is the best Dark Triad Personality Tests… and delivers results in about 3 minutes.
Apparently, I did not score well and was tagged as a “dark triad man”:
On the flip side, my couldn’t-hurt-a-fly wife did exceptionally well. And she will not win the title of a “dark triad woman”.
So what does all this mean?
Narcissism is an egotistical interest in, or admiration of, one’s self.
Narcissists tend to be excessively preoccupied with themselves. They are motivated by getting praise from others and maintaining a grandiose self-image.
In simple speak, they flourish on social media – checking their “thumbs up” stats every 5 minutes throughout the day.
At first glance, narcissists seem charming. But narcissists fail to develop lasting relationships because of their lack of empathy or interest in others.
Machiavellianism references the infamous Niccolò Machiavelli, a diplomat and philosopher whose most well-known work became the book titled “The Prince” (Il Principe).
Machiavelli types offer a cynical disregard for morality. And, they focus on self-interest and personal gain.
People who score high on Machiavellianism tend to be more logical than emotional. They are able to detach themselves from conventional morality and manipulate others.
Highly Machiavellian individuals can be very patient with their deceptions due to their calculating nature.
Psychopaths often have little regard for anyone but themselves. They score low on the empathy scale, have little in the way of guilt or remorse – yet have high-stress tolerances.
Wanna know how these “dark people” got to be so dark?
Odds are they match a lot of the strategies revealed in Robert Green’s The 48 Laws of Power.