Bright and dark sides of the dark triad: Managers’ personality traits and organizational commitment

Personalities are multifaceted, they have dark and bride sides. However, over the last decades, the bride sides have been more investigated in management research. Recently, there has been an increase of interest to explore also the dark sides of personality (Miller, 2014). One of the constructs gaining attention is the Dark Triad (DT). The DT is a subclinical personality construct that combines three primarily negative personality constructs: narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. It has even been underlined, that in senior management positions DT personalities are overrepresented. The objective of this research is to explore the link between DT personality traits of managers and their Organizational Commitment.