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[Psychology of machiavellism - ruthless tactics]

BRYS Zoltán

MARCH 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(03)

[This type of man, who pursues his goals in a cold, manipulative and tactical way, has long been a subject of interest to psychologists. The Jungian Trickster is probably a similar character: the hyper-rational archetype endowed with various deceptive tactics, can be found in most mythologies. He is sometimes a kindly, likeable character, but often ruthlessly cunning. Later, Erich Fromm defiend the Exploitative Orientation: for such a person, Fromm says, all the sources of good are outside the self; he is characterised by caprice, violence, exploitation and exploitation wherever he can, distrust and cynicism...]

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