Am I Machiavellian?

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Am I Machiavellian? - Quiz


Nicholi Machiavelli, a renowned figure in history, earned a reputation for his astute cunningness and masterful implementation of deceptive statesmanship. His name has become synonymous with a particular behavioral approach that centers on pragmatism and strategic manipulation. Machiavellians are known to possess a rare ability to instill fear in others and exploit situations to achieve their objectives. These individuals are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, often employing unconventional means to ensure success. If you're curious to know whether you exhibit Machiavellian traits, take the test below and gain valuable insights into your own behavioral Read moretendencies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Never tell anyone the real reason you did something unless you have to.

    • A.

      Strongly Agree

    • B.

      Strongly Disagree

    • C.

      Disagree

    • D.

      Neutral

    • E.

      Agree

  • 2. 

    The best way to handle people is to tell them what they want to hear.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 3. 

    Most people are basically good and kind.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 4. 

    Honesty is always the best policy.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 5. 

    There is no excuse for lying to someone else.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 6. 

    Most people won't work hard unless they're forced to.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 7. 

    All in all, it is better to be humble and honest than to be important and dishonest.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 8. 

    Most people who get ahead in the world lead clean, moral lives.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 9. 

    Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 10. 

    The difference between criminals and others is that criminals were stupid enough to get caught.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 11. 

    Most people are brave.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

  • 12. 

    It is wise to flatter important people.

    • A.

      Strongly Disagree

    • B.

      Disagree

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Agree

    • E.

      Strongly Agree

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