“There's only room for one of us in this relationship”: examining the role of the dark triad in high-performance dyads

Stanford, J.R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8380-1804, Roberts, R., Johnston, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-2954-5234, Sarkar, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-8338-8500 and Healy, L. ORCID: 0000-0003-1372-7308, 2024. “There's only room for one of us in this relationship”: examining the role of the dark triad in high-performance dyads. Personality and Individual Differences, 226: 112688. ISSN 0191-8869

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The Dark Triad is highly relevant in high-performance environments as it offers explanation for feelings of superiority, opportunities to be ruthless in the pursuit of victory, and a heightened belief of influence over others for individual success. High-performance dyads focus on achieving a collective goal to achieve additional individual glory. The aim of this study was to investigate how levels of these traits and (dis)similarity in them was associated with relationship quality of 316 high-performance dyads. Greater dissimilarity in narcissism resulted in higher relationship quality for both dyadic members. Actor effects indicated that higher levels of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism were related to a reduction in coaches' own perceptions of relationship quality, whilst only higher levels of Machiavellianism were associated with a reduction in athletes' own perceived levels of relationship quality. Partner effects showed higher levels of athlete Machiavellianism reduced the relationship quality of coaches.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Personality and Individual Differences
Creators: Stanford, J.R., Roberts, R., Johnston, J., Sarkar, M. and Healy, L.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 1 August 2024
Volume: 226
ISSN: 0191-8869
S019188692400148XPublisher Item Identifier
Rights: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 May 2024 09:42
Last Modified: 08 May 2024 09:42
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/51404

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