The Dark Side of Personality at Work
International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Forthcoming
41 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 15, 2013
Although there has been increasing interest in dark personality traits in the organizational sciences, these characteristics remain relatively understudied and somewhat misunderstood. The present manuscript aims to clarify some of the issues surrounding dark personality traits by discussing the history of dark personality traits, how they relate to normal personality traits, their relative importance as determinants of organizational outcomes, and measurement issues surrounding the assessment of these characteristics. We will then discuss potential future directions for research investigating the causes and consequences of these traits as well as providing guidance on the implementation of dark personality assessment in the workplace for selection and training.
Keywords: dark side, personality, work behavior, Dark Triad, sub-clinical personality traits
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