If your partner has any of these 7 personality traits, they are more likely to cheat on you

Why men and women cheat?

This is not only a question many are asking but also a book written by Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, who explains in detail the causes that lead to infidelity. In the 2018 book “Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat”, the author highlights three motives for cheating and seven common behaviors that could indicate whether a person will be unfaithful to their partner.

Dr. Rosenberg’s research delves into infidelity issues from all walks of life, including millennials with looser sexual standards and people from religious backgrounds, Your Tango reveals. The MD notes that there are certain groups with slightly higher rates of infidelity than others.

He emphasizes on his findings that cheaters have certain personality traits that could indicate their indecent intentions.

According to Dr. Rosenberg, there are particular factors that make a person more likely to be unfaithful to their significant other. He has observed three elements that determine cheating behaviors.

Factors that determine the likelihood of cheating:

1. Brain

The way our brains work chemically has a significant effect on our tendency towards cheating. According to the expert, roughly 50% of what tells a cheater apart from a non-cheater is biological differences in brain chemicals. In other words, a person’s mindset tells a lot about their attitude towards cheating.

2. Psychology

This factor combines the way we think with the experience we have. It defines how well we feel in our world. The way our minds process the things we experience has a lot to do with our perception of romance.

3. Culture

Cultural background is also a significant factor affecting our approach towards cheating. It shapes our beliefs on love, sex, and infidelity from a very young age.

Along with the three factors revealing a person’s cheating radar, Dr. Rosenberg has also discovered that there are seven personality traits that could make an individual feel entitled to cheat.

Personality traits of cheaters, according to the expert:

1. Narcissism

It’s common for narcissists to feel like everyone else owes them something. Their self-centered nature makes them believe they can do whatever they want and they can get away with everything, as long as they play their cards right. If a narcissist’s partner fails to meet some of their needs, they would most probably go to someone else who can. What makes them different from regular cheaters is that, as they are incredibly selfish, they wouldn’t show any sign of guilt.

2. Lack of empathy

Not being considerate and thoughtful of your partner’s perspective is a huge red flag of your cheating potential. It’s hard to be loyal to someone when you don’t really care about their feelings. A person who shows no empathy has no clue of the way their actions might hurt their partner.

3. Grandiosity

People convinced that they are better than everyone else often consider they can easily get away with cheating. They also feel an intense need of being validated, so seeking this validation from more than just one partner is quite a common behavior for such individuals.

4. Impulsiveness

This personality trait is built on taking decisions in the heat of the moment and not thinking things through. That’s exactly why impulsive people are likely to cheat – instead of considering the consequences, they give in to the moment and act spontaneously, even though they might hurt someone’s feelings later.

5. Thrill-seeking

Many people who have failed to experience true love with only one partner find monogamy mundane. They see no excitement in being intimate with only one person. Therefore, as they crave adrenalin and thrill, they might look for it in the act of cheating.

6. Avoidance

This happens with people being afraid of commitment. When things between them and their partner start to get serious, they are quite likely to be unfaithful just to avoid developing deeper feelings.

7. Self-destructiveness

If a person often falls into unhealthy, self-destructive habits, and makes poor financial decisions, they would probably treat their relationships the same way. As cheating is one of the most severe relationship dealbreakers, such an individual will tend to fall into it as yet another self-destructive habit of theirs. However, this time their unfaithfulness will affect someone else.

Have you been a victim of infidelity? Have you been the unfaithful one in the relationship? Share your experience with us in the comment section. 

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