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  1. Pythoness says:

    “Many negatively connoted personality traits (often termed “dark traits”) have been introduced to account for ethically, morally, and socially questionable behavior.” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326364629_The_Dark_Core_of_Personality

    “The Dark Core of Personality” (scientific American July 28, 2018) https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-dark-core-of-personality/
    “Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (g) exists: people who score high on one test of intelligence also tend to score high on other tests of intelligence. Second, Spearman found that the g-factor conforms to the principle of the “indifference of the indicator”: It doesn’t matter what test of intelligence you administer; as long as the intelligence test is sufficiently cognitively complex and has enough items, you can reliably and validly measure a person’s general cognitive ability.
    Fast forward to 2018, and a hot off the press paper [link] suggests that the very same principle may not only apply to human cognitive abilities, but also to human malevolence. New research conducted by a team from Germany and Denmark suggest that a General Dark Factor of Personality (D-factor) exists among the human population, and that this factor conforms to the principle of indifference of the indicator. This is big news, so let’s take a look…”

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