The Mach IV Scale

Go to Salon.com for an alternative Machiavelli personality test

  1. The best way to handle people is to tell them what they want to hear.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  2. When you ask someone to do something for you it is best to give the real reasons for wanting it, rather than reasons that carry more weight.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  3. Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  4. It is hard to get ahead without cutting corners here and there.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  5. Honesty is always the best policy.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  6. It is safest to assume that all people have a vicious streak that will come out when given the chance.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  7. Never tell anyone the real reason you did something unless it is to your benefit to do so.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  8. Only take action when you feel it is morally right.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  9. It is wise to flatter important people.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  10. Overall, it is better to be humble and honest than important and dishonest.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  11. Barnum was wrong when he said there was a sucker born every minute.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  12. People suffering incurable diseases should have the option of being put to death painlessly.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  13. It is possible to be good in all respects.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  14. Most people are basically good and kind.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  15. There is no excuse for lying to someone else.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  16. Most people forget more easily the death of their father than the loss of their property.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  17. Most people who succeed in life lead clean moral lives.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  18. Generally speaking people won't work hard unless they're forced to do so.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  19. The biggest difference between criminals and other people is that criminals are stupid enough to get caught.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
  20. Most people are brave.
    Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Impartial Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree


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