What do people do when they're up all night? Plan and plot, obviously.It seems intuitively obvious that people who prefer to roam around at all hours of the night would be sneaky and shady. Vampires. Burglars. Wall Street bros. These are the people you have to look out for.
Looks like there's some science behind this notion. A September 2013 study found that night owls are more likely to have "Dark Triad" traits of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. Quick psych refresh: Narcissists feed on others' energy to build up their sense of self-worth, psychopaths have a diminished sense of remorse, and Machiavellianism is used to describe duplicity, aka backstabbing.
Sounds like a pretty awesome trio, right?
In the study, 263 volunteers responded to scales measuring each individual characteristic (sample psychopathy question: "I think I could beat a lie detector.''), and then a sleep scale to determine their chronotypes (night owl vs. morning lark).
The Dark Triad was correlated with the nighttime chronotype.Read More »from Stay Up Late? You Might Be a Narcissist