Short Dark Triad Personality Test (SD3)

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Short Dark Triad Personality Test (SD3)

A questionnaire by Jones & Paulhus (2013) consisting of 27 5-point Likert questions assessing the "dark triad" of socially aversive traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy.
Duration: 3 minutes
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Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Short Dark Triad Personality Test (SD3).

Jones, Daniel & Paulhus, Delroy. (2013). Introducing the Short Dark Triad ( SD3): A Brief Measure of Dark Personality Traits.

Vaughan, R., Madigan, D., Carter, G., & Nicholls, A. (2019). The Dark Triad in male and female athletes and non-athletes: Group differences and psychometric properties of the Short Dark Triad (SD3). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 64-72.

Pechorro, P., Caramelo, V., Oliveira, J., Nunes, C., Curtis, S., & Jones, D. (2019). The Short Dark Triad (SD3): Adaptation and Psychometrics among At-Risk Male and Female Youths. Deviant Behavior, 40(3), 273-286.