What Cheaters Have In Common
Why do people cheat? What actually goes through a cheater’s mind? Let’s take you inside a cheater’s mind. We found some SHOCKING personality traits that compulsive cheaters have in common, which can explain why they turn it into a habit. If you notice any of these red flags, it could be a sign your partner is up to no good. Here’s what to watch out for
They’re afraid to be alone
People who often cheat, do so to deal with their fear of abandonment. This feeling may stem from the person having low self-esteem. By having multiple relations, they feel they won’t be abandoned, but end up still feeling lonely and insecure.
They’re excessively jealous
While jealousy is a part of any relationship, being overly jealous is a common trait of a chronic cheater. They constantly question and accuse their partner of inappropriate behavior over matters that don’t require it. As they are capable of being unfaithful it puts them on a defensive mindset leading to paranoia.
They’re addicted to drama
Compulsive cheaters love to ride on an emotional roller coaster. They get an adrenaline rush from causing strife that leads to the intoxication of making up time and again. In other words, they are easily bored with a happy and stable relationship.
They rationalize their behavior
Serial cheaters see the act of cheating as a result of their partner’s inability to keep them happy. They believe that their partner is responsible for their happiness and the feeling of inadequacy leads them to cheat. This belief causes cheaters to continuously react negatively to their relationships and find ways to justify their cheating.
Similar to bullies, compulsive cheaters like to be in a position of power and are drawn to risks. They strike at the first chance they get to prey upon a potential partner. They look for an opportunity where their potential partner is in a vulnerable state, such as a breakup or divorce. In a vulnerable state, the potential partner is more likely to engage in cheating behavior as they miss being loved.