Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote novel called “ Imp and Curst”. It is about an honest hardworking farmer, whose soul the devil wants to corrupt. Finally the devil manages to do that by making him drink alcohol ( vodka). Vodka brought out the supressed evils within humans.
‘You have hit on a first-rate drink, and have quite made up for your blunder about the bread. But now tell me how this drink is made. You must first have put in fox’s blood: that was what made the peasants sly as foxes. Then, I suppose, you added wolf’s blood: that is what made them fierce like wolves. And you must have finished off with swine’s blood, to make them behave like swine.’
‘No,’ said the imp, ‘that was not the way I did it… when he began to turn God’s good gifts into spirits for his own pleasure — the fox’s, wolf’s and swine’s blood in him all came out. If only he goes on drinking, he will always be a beast!’
– Leo Tolstoy, The Imp and Crust
There is concept of Dark Triad in personality psychology. Some people have three elements in their personality- Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.
Narcissism is about having egoism and sense of pride about self. Machiavellianism is about manipulating emotions of others, while Psychopathy is about selfishness and lack of remorse.
Recently comedian Kapil Sharma while travelling with his team in aircraft drank a lot. The alcohol brought out the dark triad within him. He started abusing his team for eating before he did. Abuse got worse and soon he started beating his team member Sunil Grover with shoe.
Paji @WhoSunilGrover sry if I hurt u unintentionally.u knw vry well how much I luv u. M also upset .love n regards always:)
Tweet by Kapil Sharma
Later Kapil sent a tweet which showed no remorse for his behaviour. Key members of his team left. Some like Kiku Sharda sided with Kapil. Though Kiku was also abused by Kapil, he denied such incident and called Kapil a “sweet guy”.