Kiddie Machiavellianism Test

Kiddie Machiavellianism Test
Christie et al‚ 1969
1.    Never tell anyone why you did something unless it will help you.
2.    Most people are good and kind.*
3.    The best way to get along with people is to tell them things that make them happy.
4.    You should do something only when you are sure it is right.*
5.    It is smartest to believe that all people will be mean if they have a chance.
6.    You should always be honest‚ no matter what.*
7.    Sometimes you have to hurt other people to get what you want.
8.    Most people won’t work hard unless you make them do it.
9.    It is a better to be ordinary and honest than famous and dishonest.*
10.It’s better to tell someone why you want him to help you than to make up a good story to get him to do it.*
11.Successful people are mostly honest and good.*
12.Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble.
13.A criminal is just like other people except that he is stupid enough to get caught.
14.Most people are brave.*
15.It is smart to be nice to important people even if you don’t really like them.
16.It is possible to be good in every way.*
17.Most people can not be easily fooled.*
18.Sometimes you have to cheat a little to get what you want.
19.It is never right to tell a lie. *
20.It hurts more to lose money than to lose a friend.
* Reversed item.
1- disagree very much‚ 2- disagree a little‚ 4- agree a little‚ 5- agree very much

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