Self-Disgust and the Dark Triad Traits: The Role of Expressive Suppression

AKRAM, Umair and STEVENSON, Jodie (2020). Self-Disgust and the Dark Triad Traits: The Role of Expressive Suppression. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, p. 110296.

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This study examined whether the dark triad personality traits were related to the experience of self-disgust, and whether these relationships were mediated by emotion regulation deficits. A sample of (N = 620) individuals completed measures of emotion regulation, dark triad traits and self-disgust. Correlational analysis determined that self-disgust was significantly related to increased psychopathy and Machiavellianism, but not narcissism. Parallel multiple mediation analyses evidenced an indirect effect of self-disgust on psychopathy through expressive suppression but not cognitive reappraisal. In contrast, emotion regulation strategies did not mediate the relationship between self-disgust and Machiavellianism. The current observations provide contributions to research in self-disgust and the dark triad personality traits. Addressing negative self-appraisal and related emotional difficulties may benefit individuals displaying anti-social personality traits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Psychology; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
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Page Range: p. 110296
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 12:16
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2022 01:18

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