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Machiavellianism

Posted in Psikologi by mibnufajar on 28 December, 2009

Here’s a test to check if you’re one of those deceiving, manipulating backstabbing person we usually seen in Gossip Girl (I bet Georgina Sparks got the perfect scores). The test called MACH-IV test, the name came from Machiavellianism, a kind of personality in modern psychology described as “a person’s tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain”. There are 20 statements, and you rate every statements based on your opinions according to this :

A=strongly disagree

B=disagree

C=neutral

D=agree

E=strongly agree

Here’s the statement :

1). Never tell anyone the real reason you did something unless it is useful to do so.

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

3). One should take action only when sure it is morally right.

4). Most people are basically good and kind.

5). It is safest to assume that all people have a vicious streak and it will come out when they are given a chance.

6). Honesty is the best policy in all cases.

7). There is no excuse for lying to someone else.

8). Generally speaking, people won’t work hard unless they’re forced to do so.

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

10). When you ask someone to do something for you, it is best to give the real reasons for wanting it rather than giving reasons which carry more weight.

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

12). Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble.

13). The biggest difference between most criminals and other people is that the criminals are stupid enough to get caught.

14). Most people are brave.

15). It is wise to flatter important people.

16). It is possible to be good in all respects.

17). P.T. Barnum was wrong when he said that there’s a sucker born every minute.

18). It is hard to get ahead without cutting corners here and there.

19). People suffering from incurable diseases should have the choice of being put painlessly to death.

20). Most people forget more easily the death of their parents than the loss of their property.

Now, write in a piece of paper your chosen answer for each statements, and then count your score (see the comment below)

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  1. mibnufajar said, on 28 December, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Count your score ! :
    1). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    2). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    3). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    4). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    5). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    6). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    7). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    8). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    9). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    10). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    11). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    12). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    13). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    14). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    15). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    16). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    17). A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1
    18). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    19). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5
    20). A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5

    If you score below 60, it means you’re a low mach and you’re not that deceitful. The lowest score is 20, and the closer you are to 20 means the better person you are (well, at least according to the test’s maker).
    If you score 60, means you’re an average mach, just like most people do.
    If you score above 60, means you’re a high mach. The higher your score, the more deceitful/manipulative you are. The Maximum score 100

    Me myself ? I scored 66, he he..

  2. Z. F. said, on 28 December, 2009 at 11:26 am

    mine is 67…

  3. muTia said, on 28 December, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    ya ampun… gw 50!!!
    jadi aku ituuuu,,, baik??? *gak nyadar dirinya baik*
    alhamdulillah…. 😀

    • mibnufajar said, on 29 December, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      Hihihi… Kalo terlalu baek susah dapet pacar buuuu.. (Kata sepupu gw)

  4. perez said, on 31 December, 2009 at 10:05 am

    ih, guw dapet 59, nanggung banged!

  5. Natta said, on 8 January, 2010 at 10:08 am

    nun…
    am i that bad?

    mine is 75.

  6. TM said, on 12 January, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    ohh k, I got 54


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