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We investigate the consequences and predictors of emitting signals of victimhood and virtue. In our first three studies, we show that the virtuous victim signal can facilitate nonreciprocal resource transfer from others to the signaler. Next, we develop and validate a victim signaling scale that we combine with an established measure of virtue signaling to operationalize the virtuous victim construct. We show that individuals with Dark Triad traits—Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy—more frequently signal virtuous victimhood, controlling for demographic and socioeconomic variables that are commonly associated with victimization in Western societies. In Study 5, we show that a specific dimension of Machiavellianism—amoral manipulation—and a form of narcissism that reflects a person’s belief in their superior prosociality predict more frequent virtuous victim signaling. Studies 3, 4, and 6 test our hypothesis that the frequency of emitting virtuous victim signal predicts a person’s willingness to engage in and endorse ethically questionable behaviors, such as lying to earn a bonus, intention to purchase counterfeit products and moral judgments of counterfeiters, and making exaggerated claims about being harmed in an organizational context.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: machineintelligence
While M5xaz has chosen to highlight this article in relationship to the mayor of Seattle, I suggest that a better example is you know who.
Mr. Dark Triad traits—Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy himself, Donald Trump. The virtue signalling he uses all the time when he presents his speeches, the whiny little innocent type voice, the ''' Oh my oh my'' of his crying about how he is so picked on by the media and the liberals and the deep (they are out to get me ) state smacks of the description in the offered article. Thanks .
originally posted by: M5xaz
Look up the actual definition of virtue signalling:
To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral you are than everybody else.
This is what liberal SJW do.
Furthermore, Trump is not the one LETTING CHAZ AND MURDERS HAPPEN, PRAISING BLM !!!
EXCEPT WHEN THEY PEACEFULLY PROTEST, THE HYPOCRISY DARK TRIAD SHOWS UP