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People with Machiavellian traits are NOT always cold and rational: Risky behaviour sets in when they feel weak, finds study
By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:02 EST, 26 May 2016
Machiavellianism falls among the ‘dark triad’ of personality traits; individuals with these characteristics are known to be cold and rational, using deceptive manipulation to gain control.
But if you use their own tactics against them, they just might lose their cool, according to a new study.
Investigating the strategies of online poker players, researchers found that Machiavellians become distraught in response to 'slow-playing,' suggesting that this deception causes them to feel weak and exploitable.