Some people may argue that Niccolo Machiavelli endorsed immorality and deception; others believe that Machiavelli was simply offering his view, albeit a satirical one, of people in power. If anything, he brought to light a truth: We can advance in this world in two ways - either by taking the high road, or by using less scrupulous means. Those who possess a "Machiavellian" personality are ambitious and persistent - and determined to achieve their goals, no matter what.
Read the following statements carefully and indicate the extent to which you agree with them or to which they apply to you. Choose responses that reflect your typical attitude, feelings, and behavior. After finishing the test, you will receive a brief personalized interpretation of your score that includes a graph and information on the test topic.
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