Remember Kira Argounova and Leo Kovalensky in Rand's We the Living, the case of the sublime seeking the affections of the ridiculous? A twentieth century Krishna come to think of it, Krishna, the heartthrob of just about every pubescent girl in India, fits the dark triad, doesn't he?
all of Shyam's friends, barring Gopika, had long lost count of how many women he had hopped.
Ditto for women's psychopathy – the appeal was all down to the fact that psychopathy correlated with physical attractiveness.
The Dark Triad is a set of three personality constructs: Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy, which have been deemed to be socially aversive. Scores in the other two Dark Triad traits did not make any difference to the men's success.Similar to the men, women who scored higher in narcissism also attracted more favorable ratings from their dating partners, for short and long-term relationships, but not for friendships.The participants filled out score cards for each person they met, including how attractive a prospect they found them for different relationships (friendship, one-night-stand, "friend with benefits" and long-term romance), and whether they'd like to see them again., show that men who scored higher in narcissism were rated by women as more appealing for short-term trysts and longer-term commitment, but not as friends.Women were also more likely to say they'd like to see these men again.That is, individuals who possess characteristics of any of the personality disorders that make up the Dark Triad are likely to be selfish, possess a grandiose sense of importance, and feel an increased sense of entitlement.