1=strongly disagree; 2=disagree; 3=neutral; 4=agree; 5=strongly agree.
1) Never tell anyone the real reason you did something unless it is useful to do so.
2) The best way to handle people is to tell them what they want to hear.
3) One should take action only when sure it is morally right.
4) Most people are basically good and kind.
5) It is safest to assume that all people have a vicious streak and it will come out when they are given a chance.
6) Honesty is the best policy in all cases.
7) There is no excuse for lying to someone else.
8) Generally speaking, people won’t work hard unless they’re forced to do so.
5 (the keywords here are ‘generally speaking’ and ‘work’. If you love what you do, you’re not likely to consider it work.
9) All in all, it is better to be humble and honest than to be important and dishonest.
10) When you ask someone to do something for you, it is best to give the real reasons for wanting it rather than giving reasons which carry more weight.
11) Most people who get ahead in the world lead clean, moral lives.
12) Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble.
13) The biggest difference between most criminals and other people is that the criminals are stupid enough to get caught.
5 (keyword here is ‘most’ criminals).
14) Most people are brave.
15) It is wise to flatter important people.
4 (I choose 4 because it is mostly wise, but not always).
16) It is possible to be good in all respects.
17) P.T. Barnum was wrong when he said that there’s a sucker born every minute.
1 (he was clearly right).
18) It is hard to get ahead without cutting corners here and there.
19) People suffering from incurable diseases should have the choice of being put painlessly to death.
5 (how does this relate to Machiavellianism? Well, I guess I’m anti-macchiavellian then)
20) Most people forget more easily the death of their parents than the loss of their property.
3 (I have no idea what others forget easier. It’s most likely 50/50. What do I know. Personally I don’t forget either, I have good memory. Also, what kind of property are we talking about? Parents only come in one variety, and they differ from everything else you’ll ever own. Well, as I said, I don’t know, so it’s a 3)
I couldn’t get it to process the answers (even after logging in), so I don’t know my score. Maybe somebody else can tell me if I’m Machiavellian or not?