Empathy deficits and trait emotional intelligence in psychopathy and Machiavellianism

Ali, Farah; Amorim, Ines Sousa and Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. 2009. Empathy deficits and trait emotional intelligence in psychopathy and Machiavellianism. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(7), pp. 758-762. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

This study investigated the relationships between psychopathy (primary and secondary), Machiavellianism, trait emotional intelligence and empathy, using an image task that required an appropriate empathic response to the emotional displays of others (happy, sad and neutral). Results indicated that primary psychopathy and Machiavellianism were positively associated with the experience of positive affect from sad stimuli, while secondary psychopathy and Machiavellianism were positively associated with the experience of negative affect in response to neutral stimuli, and the opposite pattern was found for trait emotional intelligence. Regressional analyses demonstrated that secondary psychopathy, Machiavellianism, trait emotional intelligence and state anxiety are important predictors when stimuli are ambiguous.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.016

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2009Published

Item ID:

5034

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2011 14:47

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2016 15:37

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5034

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)