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Table of Contents for The H Factor of Personality: Why Some People are Manipulative, Self-Entitled, Materialistic, and Exploitve-And Why It Matters for Everyone by Kibeom Lee and Michael C. Ashton

List of Boxes


1 Meet the H Factor

2 The Missing Link of Personality Psychology

The "Big Five" Personality Factors

Six Personality Factors

3 HEXACO: The Six Dimensions of Personality

Engagement and Endeavour: Openness to Experience (O), Conscientiousness (C), and Extraversion (X)

Altruism versus Antagonism: Honesty-Humility (H), Agreeableness (A), and Emotionality (E)

4 A Field Guide to Low-H People

Low H, Low E: Greed without Fear-or Pity

Low H, High E: Weaseling and Whining

Low H, High X: Narcissism Run Wild

Low H, Low X: The Smug Silent Types

Low H, Low A: Just Plain Nasty

Low H, High A: Inoffensive but Insincere

Low H, Low C: An Employer’s Worst Nightmare

Low H, High C: Selfish Ambition

Low H, Low O: Shallow and Narrow

Low H, High O: Sophisticated Snobbery

5 Can You Tell Someone’s Level of H?

Personality in Strangers

Self-Reports of H: Are They Honest?

Knowing Someone’s Personality: H Is Among the Last Things You Learn

H in the Workplace: Hard to Tell

6 Do High-H People Flock Together?

Similarity Beyond Personality

Similarity-and Perceived Similarity-in Friends

Personality, Values, and Relationships

7 Politics

Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO)

O and Right-Wing Authoritarianism

H and Social Dominance Orientation

Personality and Political Party Support

8 Religion

Personality and Religious Beliefs

Traditional Religion versus Mystical Spirituality: The Role of O

Reasons for Religious Observance: The Role of H

Do Religions Promote High H?

9 Money, Power, and Sex




10 How to Identify Low-H People-and How to Live Around Them

Not-So-Valid Signs of High H

Respectability / Anti-conformity / Religious Piety / Championing the Underdog / Blunt Criticism / Publicly Displayed Generosity

Valid Signs of Low H

Beating the System / Instrumental Ingratiation / Gambling and Financial Speculation / Sexual Infidelity / Conspicuous Consumption (and Name Dropping) / "Above the Law" Mentality / Contempt of Other Groups

Living Around Low-H People

Epilogue: On Becoming a High-H Person

Appendix: The HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised

HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised (Self-Report Form)

HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised (Observer Report Form)

HEXACO-PI-R Scoring and Interpretation