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Politics: Glossary

Meanings for some terms used on this subsite are:

dark triad
Personality that has strong traits of psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism.
democracy
Political system where decisions are made on the basic of each person having one vote, even if it is as a vote for whom to represent them.
Machiavellianism
Temperamentally predisposed to be calculating, conniving, and deceptive. Essentially amoral, they use other people as stepping stones to reach their goals. From Meet the Machiavellians from Psychology Today, as at .
narcissism
Encompasses a hunger for appreciation or admiration, a desire to be the centre of attention, and an expectation of special treatment reflecting perceived higher status. From Narcissism from Psychology Today, as at .
neoliberalism
Politico-economic system where government is meant to focus on supporting business activity, while doing as little else as possible.
psychopathy
Condition characterized by the absence of empathy and the blunting of other affective states. Callousness, detachment. From Psychopathy from Psychology Today, as at .
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