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Dark Triad of Personality at Work (TOP)

Dominik Schwarzinger and Heinz Schuler

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The Dark Triad of Personality at Work (TOP) is designed to measure the three ‘dark’ personality traits in an occupational context. The assessment identifies and evaluates levels of Machiavellianism, narcissism and sub-clinical psychopathy in order to utilise the potential of these characteristics for the benefit of businesses and employees.

Suitable for

The TOP is suitable for use with working adults of all ages and from all professional groups.

Language Versions

English and German, (French and Italian in progress).

Product Description

The new TOP has been developed to enable individuals and organisations to harness the potential of the dark triad of personality at work. Thoroughly grounded in research and with impeccable academic credentials, the TOP measures the aspects of the dark triad (narcissism, Machiavellianism and subclinical psychopathy) across three factors and 11 subscales. The items have been specifically formulated for use in an occupational setting, and extensive standardisation and validation studies have been carried out.

The TOP allows organisations to measure the dark triad characteristics to assist selection and development decisions in a way that is both legal and complies with accepted practice. In addition, consulting services such as coaching can be supplemented with TOP results. The TOP is suitable for use with working adults of all ages and from all professional groups.


UK working population, US working population and combined UK & US Managerial norm groups are currently available.


Approximately 15-20 minutes