• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The Dark Triad is made up of three traits: Machiavellianism, Narcissism and Psychopathy. They are considered to be fairly prevalent in the world of work. Researchers have linked these behavioral traits with the process of acquiring of leadership. The dark triad has been found to be particularly highly represented in more senior roles, including the C-suite. In fact, some researchers have put the proportion of CEOs with clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits as high as 20%.. We see the dark triad as incomplete and have added schadenfreude as the fourth area of measurement, representing the Pitch-Black Tetrad.

Learning Objectives

Gain an understanding of online trolling through the eyes of what the Dark Triad plus Schadenfreude delivers. The course gives students insights on how to identify and counter a troll, if they have the capability themselves to be a troll, while covering a complete understanding of what we call the Pitch-Black Tetrad.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Collection Operations
  • Cyber Operations
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Knowledge Management