Tag: Psychology

MACHIAVELLIANISM….

‘Machiavellianism’ is a term that social and personality psychologists have used to describe a person’s, “tendency to be unemotional, and therefore able to detach him or herself from conventional morality in order to deceive and manipulate others.” Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct”, deriving from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, […]

THE WELL OF DESPAIR….

‘Man’s inhumanity to man,’ is a phrase often used to describe the abject cruelty that people seem to inflict on each other with impunity. But mankind, I hesitate to say humanity given the context of this article, does not restrict his pathological need to inflict pain and horror on his own species alone. For example, […]

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