Study Reveals the Psychological Traits That Unite the Extreme Left and Extreme Right

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It increasingly feels like parts of the left and right agree that they should be able to dictate your personal morality, forcing you to adopt certain norms and values.
One new study suggests that this is because parts of the far-right and woke left share the same "Dark Triad" personality traits -- including narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Another finds that these same traits are associated with strategically deploying victimhood to manipulate people.
Shant and Zaid discuss these studies and what it says about contemporary politics.
Read the first study here:
https://scottbarrykaufman.com/wp-cont...
and the second one here:
https://www.gwern.net/docs/psychology...
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