Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends


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What type of trait is Machiavellianism?

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1. Sue is a law enforcement officer. She is excellent at gaining confessions from suspects through her persuasive personality and questionable interrogation techniques. Where would Sue likely land on the Mach scale?

2. Which of the following characteristic is common in low Machs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll need to answer questions about high vs. low Machs in order to pass this quiz on Machiavellianism, especially as it's seen in organizations. Once you've finished selecting your answers, you'll get your score automatically.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • What type of trait Machiavellianism is
  • Characteristics of high and low Machs
  • Which Mach a given situation or environment is better-suited to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Machiavellianism
  • Defining key concepts - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as high Mach and low Mach
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what type of situation a high Mach would thrive in

Additional Learning

The associated lesson, Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends, provides more information. Objectives covered by the lesson include those listed below:

  • Learn the meaning of Machiavellianism
  • Understand Machiavelli's work and historical impact
  • Explore a workplace scenario involving a high Mach and a low Mach