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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For an alternative account of Henry the Fifth's Machiavellianism, see Grady (2002, 204-42) and Sullivan (1996).
The term Machiavellianism addresses an individual's tendency to exploit others as tools to maximize personal profits to reach goals (Paulhus & Williams, 2002; Bereczkei, 2015).
Table 2 Panel C presents results of a MANCOVA with the eight types of sanction recommendations as dependent variables; the three independent variables and their interactions; and the previously discussed covariates Experience, Empathy, and Machiavellianism. The MANCOVA results were consistent with findings from the mean comparisons.
It is a 27-item self-report instrument used to measure the three Dark Triad traits of personality: P (Psychopathy), N (Narcissism), and M (Machiavellianism).
The relationship between Machiavellianism and undergraduate student attitudes about hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas.
The paper is structured as follows: 1) the theoretical concept and research background, include the existing studies overview from the angle of the aim of this paper; 2) the second section describes the research method and the sample characteristics; 3) the next part reports the empirical findings from the research comparing work values dimensions, Theory X/Y, high and low cultural context, conflict management style, and Machiavellianism between students; 4) the concluding section deals with discussion of the study and the suggestions for future research are put forward as well.
I believe no state or society can flourish while adhering to the Machiavellianism.
If the trolls get you anxious, here's more: The psychologists doing the troll research tend to draw on earlier work around the 'Dark Triad.' That's not a gang but a cluster of pathological personalities marked by sadism (pleasure at seeing other people suffer), Machiavellianism (devious manipulation), and psychopathy (causing serious harm).
This preliminary study aimed to explore the psychometric properties of the Urdu translated version of MACH IV among Pakistani women university students, as there is no indigenous tool for measuring machiavellianism among Pakistani population.
Borenstein and Radin claim that because Machiavellianism is not formally defined as a personality disorder in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, it should not be considered relevant.
The tension between unity and individualism is played out through this concept of the "multitude," and Duxfield argues that "Machiavellianism is symptomatic of a broader interest in the notion of the multitude as a unified collective" (90), especially as discussed in Machiavelli's The Prince and The Discourses.