People who enjoy sending ‘sexts’ have dark personality traits, says study

People who send ‘sexts’ – sexually explicit messages, photographs or videos with their phone – tend to have dark personality traits, a study reveals.

An international team of researchers conducted surveys of more than 6,000 participants across 11 countries, including Ireland, Italy , Russia , Turkey and the US.

They linked the habit of sending sexts to two personality traits that make up the famous ‘Dark Triad’ psychological model – narcissism and Machiavellianism.

Machiavellianism is characterised by manipulation and exploitation of others, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and deception, while narcissism is characterised by grandiosity, pride, egotism, and a lack of empathy.

Until now, the relationship between sexting and these three classic psychological traits have not been well-researched, according to the study authors.

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