Dark Authenticity, Narcissism, Psychopathy, Machiavellianism

Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA
8 min readMay 11, 2024

Researchers review how authenticity plays out through the lens of darkness.

Key points

  • People high in dark triad traits also struggle with authenticity and morality.
  • Research shows that, although there is overlap, authenticity varies with dark traits on…

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Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Entrepreneur, Writer, Speaker, Disaster Responder, Advocate, Photographer