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What is Machiavellianism in Psychology?

Worried you are a bad person? Or that someone you know, like a boss or ex, is showing signs of Machiavellianism? What is Machiavellianism? Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait that sees a person so focused on their own interests they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others to achieve their goals. Machiavellianism is...

What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Have you ever met someone you enjoyed great conversations with and thought you’d connected with, only to have them vanish without warning from your life? Someone who seemed very present and available – and then suddenly they are gone, or acting like nothing serious happened between you. There, then not there. You might have assumed...

What is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders are mental health conditions that manifest in the way someone thinks, feels and acts about others, and in how they perceive reality. The topic of personality disorders is something of a controversy in recent years. The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a guide created and used in the United States...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: What Is It & How Is It Treated?

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which the individual is engrossed in their own personal power, prestige and vanity. The disorder was named after a mythological Greek character called Narcissus who became infatuated and in love with his own reflection in a lake. As such, someone suffering...