Night Owls Equal ‘Voldemort,’ New Study Says


I don’t know how much I believe this, as I type this at 1 in the morning, but it was allegedly learned by science, so here you go:

Dr. Peter Johanson, a psychologist at the University of Western Sydney, has found that so-called “night owls” more often have the personality traits known eerily as the Dark Triad: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathic tendencies.


Johanson surveyed 263 students and also found they had “a higher sense of entitlement and seemed to be more exploitative.” (So…just being students, then?)

To add salt to the wound, Johanson remarked that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin were night owls and (obvy) exhibited the Dark Triad traits.

Earlier studies, however, have shown that “night owls” were found to often be more intelligent…which, come to think of it, maybe doesn’t help the Night Owl/Dictator correlation.

[via Jezebel]

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