The Dark Side of Elon Musk People Don’t Talk About

And the 4 lessons you can learn, through Elon Musk’s example, to protect your sanity

Alex Bentley


Image created in Canva. Elon Musk artwork courtesy Pixabay.

Many people have called Elon Musk a saint.

The billionaire innovator sent a truckload of Starlink systems — low latency, high-speed broadband internet hubs — to Ukraine after the war broke out in February.

Musk’s generosity made it possible for thousands of Ukrainians and their government to get back online and communicate. All while Russia pounds the former Soviet republic with an endless storm of terror.

“Saint Elon” is also working on a ground-breaking project to put electrodes — in other words, a computer chip — in human brains. If the project succeeds, we’d be able to create a ‘digital twin’ that will live forever.

This is the Elon Musk we know and love.

He’s the genius founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX. A technological innovator and one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the world.

But there is another side to Elon Musk — the dark side.

His dark traits are often hidden from the public’s eye.

However, it should be brought to light so people can gain a sense of how the world’s richest man amassed his enormous wealth. A net worth that exceeds $216 billion.

Elon Musk’s dark side consists of four key traits:

  1. Narcissism
  2. Machiavellianism
  3. Psychopathy
  4. Sadism

Let’s explore the billionaire’s dark personality.

Is Elon Musk a Narcissist?

Narcissism is a trait characterized by excessive love or admiration of oneself.

Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

This is a telling example of narcissism masquerading as an inspirational phrase. There’s no doubt that he leads an extraordinary existence as the world’s richest person. Musk is subtly implying that he’s exceptional and capable of things others aren’t.



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.