The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits

Akram, Umair, Allen, Sarah, Mccarty, Kristofor, Gardani, Maria, Tan, Alice, Villarreal, Daniel, Bilsborough, Emily, Dooher, Grace, Gibbs, Grace, Hudson, Jess L., Mills, Rachel, Subramaniam, Viknesh and Akram, Asha (2018) The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 131. pp. 212-215. ISSN 0191-8869

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.001

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between the dark triad personality traits and insomnia symptoms amongst a sample of the general-population. Four hundred and seventy-five individuals completed online measures of dark triad personality traits (SD3) and insomnia severity. Symptoms of insomnia were independently related to Machiavellianism and psychopathy, but not narcissism in univariate analyses. Moreover, linear regression analysis determined that psychopathy and sex, but not Machiavellianism, significantly predicted insomnia symptoms. These outcomes contribute to the limited research examining the dark triad personality traits in relation to symptoms of insomnia. The disturbed sleep presented amongst those high in psychopathy may be due to deficits in emotion regulation which serve to accentuate maintaining factors of insomnia (i.e. negatively toned cognitive activity).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insomnia, Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, Narcissism
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 15:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38313

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