For the longest time I worried it was because I talked so openly I was a rape survivor. They are likely to put themselves across as a bit of a big deal because they seek out high status — and they may well be. And guess what? To be truthful? They are quite literally smooth operators, who make incredibly good first impressions. Machiavellianism, psychopathy and narcissism.
It was not a very long time after I left my abuser.
The Dark Triad: The Scientific Reason Why We're So Attracted To Fuckboys (Or Girls)
His current research focuses on why people who display the traits associated with the triad and why they are so attractive. Going back to Shakespeare and Milton, to classic moral struggles between good and bad, to the somewhat unhelpful idea that some people are just naturally or inherently evil, what causes the Dark Triad to occur in people? Marianne V. I actually have two phases of dating after I was raped; Phase I: I gave ten years of my life to men who used and abused me. All that bullshit.