Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Birds of a “bad” feather flock together: The Dark Triad and mate choice"

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I've pointed out before that those advising you that women like the "Dark Triad," "insanely confident men" and "Alphas" are giving you very bad advice.

If you act like that, such people with those traits will gravitate toward you and kick your ass. Birds of a feather really do flock together.

Know where I first heard the phrase "Birds of a feather flock together"? From Aesop. Common sense from thousands of years ago.

I was raised with such people. Those admiring these crazies weren't. Don't pretend to be something that you are not.

This abstract is from Science Direct.


Previous research on the Dark Triad traits (i.e., Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism) has focused solely on the role the Dark Triad traits played in mate choice of actors. The current study (N = 336) extends this by manipulating the apparent levels of Dark Triad traits in targets and correlating mate choice in these targets with individual differences in the Dark Triad traits in actors. As expected, both sexes preferred partners low in the Dark Triad traits for long-term mating, while those high in these traits were preferred for one-night stands. However, women high in psychopathy considered the Dark Triad traits in potential male partners more physically attractive and desirable for an one-night stand, as well as a potential husband. Men who were high on psychopathy were likewise attracted to psychopathy in potential mothers. Our findings are discussed from an evolutionary personality paradigm.

4 comments:

Black Poison Soul said...

I heartily agree. These are very unpleasant people to be around on the whole.

Earl Thomas said...

How many successful relationships come from people who are self centered, manipulative, and have little/no moral compass? And then they'll have the gall to tell you these are positive traits.

Anonymous said...

"How many successful relationships come from people who are self centered, manipulative, and have little/no moral compass? And then they'll have the gall to tell you these are positive traits. "

Sounds like Ayn Rand and her little flock.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Acting like an asshole is a great way to get one-night stands, because women who want one-night stands are usually crazy.