The IRIOP Annual Review Issue
Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 35, Issue S1, pages S41–S60, February 2014
How to Cite
Spain, S. M., Harms, P. and LeBreton, J. M. (2014), The dark side of personality at work. J. Organiz. Behav., 35: S41–S60. doi: 10.1002/job.1894
- Issue online: 27 JAN 2014
- Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 7 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAY 2012
- dark side of personality;
- Dark Triad;
- subclinical personality traits
Although there has been increasing interest in dark personality traits in the organizational sciences, these characteristics remain relatively understudied and somewhat misunderstood. The present manuscript aims to clarify some of the issues surrounding dark personality traits by discussing the history of dark personality traits, how they relate to normal personality traits, their relative importance as determinants of organizational outcomes, and measurement issues surrounding the assessment of these characteristics. We will then discuss potential future directions for research investigating the causes and consequences of these traits as well as providing guidance on the implementation of dark personality assessment in the workplace for selection and training. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.