Dark personality traits linked to health and safety risk taking, which can explain noncompliance with COVID-19 measures

Differences in personality traits that can explain why people do and do not comply with COVID-19 protective measures (e.g., social distancing, mask wearing). New research published in Personality and Individual Differences found that aspects of psychopathy and sadism were associated with less compliance with protective measures and more health/safety risk taking. Aspects of Machiavellianism were associated with less willingness to get vaccinated. …

Differences in personality traits that can explain why people do and do not comply with COVID-19 protective measures (e.g., social distancing, mask wearing). New research published in Personality and Individual Differences found that aspects of psychopathy and sadism were associated with less compliance with protective measures and more health/safety risk taking. Aspects of Machiavellianism were associated with less willingness to get vaccinated. …

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