46 - Dark Tetrad of personality - Psychopathy, Narcissism, Machiavellianism & Sadism

This week on Two Shrinks Pod we’re returning to the darker side of humanity and taking a look at the Dark Tetrad: psychopathy, narcissism, machiavellianism and sadism. We chat through the rationale for adding sadism into the mix and examine the ways it can play out in romantic relationships, responses to grief and online trolling. As always, we wrap up with Things We Came Across - Hunter explains judgement of people who make spelling errors and Amy makes yet another argument for why cats are awesome (i.e. how other animals are more fear and disgust inducing than them).

Hunter’s articles:

Subclinical sadism and the Dark Triad - https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/abs/10.1027/1614-0001/a000284
The Dark Tetrad and callous reactions to mourner grief - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886918304677

Amy’s articles:

Predicting short- and long-term mating orientations - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29373049
Trolls just want to have fun - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914000324

Things We Came Across:

Spell checker - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02702710500400495
Scary and revolting animals - https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/06/25/psychologists-have-created-a-league-table-of-scary-and-revolting-creatures/