A new study says people with ‘Dark Triad’ personalities are likely to engage in “victimhood” and “virtue signaling” to extract wealth, attention and power from others.

The July 2020 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says that those with narcissistic, Machiavellian or sociopathic traits are drawn to calling themselves “victims” so they can take advantage of guilt-ridden people given the egalitarianism of Western society.

According to the study’s authors:

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