Estimating Facets of Psychopathy From Normal Personality Traits: A Step Toward Community Epidemiological Investigations
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In three samples consisting of community and undergraduate men and women and incarcerated men, we examined the criterion validity of two distinct factors of psychopathy embodied in the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI) as indexed by primary trait scales from the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). Consistent with the PPI factors themselves, MPQ-estimated PPI-I related negatively with internalizing disorder symptoms and fearfulness and positively with thrill and adventure seeking, sociability, activity, and narcissism. MPQ-estimated PPI-II was associated negatively with socialization and positively with externalizing disorder symptoms, impulsivity, disinhibition and boredom susceptibility, and trait anxiety and negative emotionality. Additionally, PPI-I was selectively related to the interpersonal facet of Factor 1 of the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R), whereas PPI-II was related preferentially to Factor 2 of the PCL-R.
Psychopathic personality inventory; Multidimensional personality questionnaire; Psycho-pathy; Personality; Self-report; Construct validity
Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Benning, S. D.,
Patrick, C. J.,
Blonigen, D. M.,
Hicks, B. M.,
Iacono, W. G.
Estimating Facets of Psychopathy From Normal Personality Traits: A Step Toward Community Epidemiological Investigations.