Anonymous wrote:

"And there’s the paradox: If most people prefer Type Two, how come we see so many successful, well connected and powerful people who are decidedly Type One?"

Because capitalism rewards evil, and capitalists decide who gets to be successful, well-connected, and powerful. There's no paradox.

Oh yeah, right, as if non-capitalistic political systems reward only the nice people and everything is so much better and fair! So with this dumb thinking, I suppose your theory would be that non-dark-triad people would thrive so much better under ideal communism, where nobody works for themselves, and only for the good of everyone. Uh huh, right.

The topic here is personality theory, not political systems.