There has never been a more exciting time

Townsville Blog.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a pensioner, or so I’m told. Yes it is an hour by hour quest to keep one feed and watered, and maintain a roof over one’s head. Whilst surviving on the pension, in fact I’m almost certain that there exists as much innovation in our section of the community, as much talent on money management as exists in all the State’s and the federal treasuries combined.
Our home budget is micro managed to such an extent that we use the least amount of electricity, water, food and everyday items, the only factor that we cannot control is our health. We have paid our taxes all of our working lives (in our case 30 years plus) unlike corporations who turn over in excess of $100 million, and pay absolutely nothing.
Those who refuse to pay their ‘fair share of taxation’ to…

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A Narcissist, a Psychopath and a Machiavellian Walk into a Bar…

Serious food for thought !

Fresh Perspectives on Psychometrics & Psychology

dark triad

The bartender asks, ‘who has the darkest personality out of you three?’ The Narcissist says ‘me’, the Psychopath says, ‘I don’t care’ and the Mach says ‘it’s whoever I want it to be’.

All embarrassing jokes aside, the Dark Triad of Personality rather ominously named, is an area of Psychological research which is attracting significant attention. It is however only a young field, in fact it was just over a decade ago that Paulhus and Williams (2002) coined the term ‘Dark Triad’. It’s an area of research that seems to intrigue Organisational, Clinical and Forensic Psychologists alike and of course has important implications for society as a whole. However, is there any real merit, use and/or empirical rigour in the study of these traits? I was inspired to delve a little deeper into the Dark Triad after last month’s blog on office politics, which touched on certain characteristics which fall…

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