It broadens the conceptualization of sadism to include violent interests, and permits more subtle assessment of sadistic tendencies; in short, not all items reference direct aggression. Bondage Sling. Dark Tetrad partial relationships failed to reach significance for distinctive accuracy.
The Dark Triad and interpersonal perception: Similarities and differences in the social consequences of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. In Sample A, sadism was positively associated with trolling across all indexes, including scores on the iTroll questionnaire Table 9, lower diagonal.
Both direct and vicarious sadism were positively associated with online trolling.