Machiavellianism


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the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government

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Hugh Grady has identified the four plays of the Second Tetralogy as "a Shakespearian 'Machiavellian Moment,'" wherein the playwright, influenced by the Earl of Essex and his allies, developed what could be called, for want of a better phrase, a positive Machiavellianism (2002, 26-57)."
The pivotal features of Machiavellianism are (1) manipulating others (2) disregard or lack of conventional morality and (3) cynicism about the world and human nature (Djeriouat & Tremoliere, 2014).
Participants indicated the extent of their agreement with each empathy and Machiavellianism statement item on a scale of zero to 100 percent.
Studies in Machiavellianism. New York, NY: Academic Press.
John Appleyard Liversedge Nobody said it was easy NO-ONE in government has said that adjusting to post Brexit self-rule and the inevitable Machiavellianism that goes with it would be a walk in the park.
The Dark Triad of personality comprises the three traits of Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism. Here the term 'dark' signifies the fact that these traits tend to possess malevolent attributes.
If Trump seems like a dithering loose cannon compared to Nixon's cold Machiavellianism, the LBJ of Rob Reiner's latest movie LBJ gives us a chance to contrast a skilled professional in the art of politics with the blathering meanderings of the bored amateur we have today.
Theory X or Y), personal values, the level of Machiavellianism, preferred conflict management styles, and the cultural context of their communication style.
The new research, which took into account the results of three studies, suggests that men who exhibit a high degree of Machiavellianism tend to be self-aggrandizing, boisterous and vain, with an exploitative approach to relationships and an opportunistic worldview.
Machiavellianism is a crucial political doctrine associated with the Sixteenth Century Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli.
For example, a (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886917302817) study  released earlier this year published in Personality and Individual Differences found that individuals with the "dark triad" of personality traits (narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism) are more likely to study business and economics in college.
Everett is perhaps at his boldest in disputing Cromwell's religious radicalism and at his shakiest in dismissing Cromwell's Machiavellianism.
Another is Machiavellianism. Those who have it use a manipulative strategy that does whatever it takes to hold power--build and break alliances and keep secrets to attain an advantage.