Machiavelli, Niccolo

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Niccolo, Italian author and statesman, 1469-1527.
Mach scale - used to determine an individual's use of manipulation.
machiavellianism - a personality trait of one who manipulates others to achieve goals.
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A comprehensive and thorough combing of the available literature on MACH should show that it ought to be assessed by a method that is more differentiated than is captured by traditional MACH scales such as that developed by Christie and Geis (1970).
It is also relevant that some MACH dimensions in stratum III receive more attention than others in both the literature and the available MACH scales. Those dimensions that receive much attention include cynical attitudes, immoral views, and manipulation.