The Personality of a Cheater
Most cheaters have several personality traits that distinguish them from other people. The traits can range from being extremely flirtatious to compulsively lying. The better a spouse can identify the personality traits of a cheater, the better chance of preventing a cheater from having an affair.
Flirtatious – Flirty behavior is not always an indication that a person is a cheater, but it does indicate that the person loves attention and most cheaters are avid attention-seekers. People who practice infidelity are often insecure and seek the attention to alleviate their insecurities. Flirtatious behavior is often used to kick start chemistry which has the potential to evolve into infidelity.
Manipulating – A cheater must psychologically manipulate the person they are cheating on in order to keep the affair from being discovered. Being manipulative is a craft that most cheaters have developed. Cheaters who are not manipulative are normally caught quickly which is why many cheaters have developed the art of manipulation.
Compulsive Lying – Most cheaters double as compulsive liars. A compulsive liar is a person that has made such a habit of lying that lies affect every part of their life. Compulsive liars have an incredible urge to tell lies to themselves and others. Cheaters double as compulsive liars in order to hide their affairs from their significant other. Being a compulsive liar doesn’t necessarily mean a person is a cheater, and being a cheater doesn’t always mean that a person is a compulsive liar. It should be noted that compulsive lying and deception are two personality traits of a cheater.
Narcissism – A narcissist feels entitled to whatever they can take. They feel entitled enough to exploit other people for their own needs and pleasures. A narcissist is very selfish and greedy, which equates to the personality of a cheater. A cheater exploits other people by being greedy for a second relationship.
Emotionally Dependent – Many cheaters suffer from abandonment syndrome and are actually afraid of being alone. The fear they have of being alone might compel them to seek out a second relationship as added security. A cheater may have been abandoned by family or a past lover and translates that fear through extra-marital affairs.
Insatiable – Having a personality trait of being insatiable means that a person is never satisfied. Some cheaters are never satisfied emotionally, sexually, or mentally and are constantly looking for new and more fulfillment from additional relationships. It is not possible to fulfill the desires of an insatiable person, so a cheater who has the personality trait of insatiability has a high probability of compulsive cheating.
Jealous – Many cheaters are extremely jealous and insecure. The jealousy that is displayed towards their spouse is normally a reflection of their own unfaithfulness. A cheater begins to develop the mindset that everyone is cheating because that is what they are doing. A jealous cheater will often accuse their significant other of having affair, even when the significant other is completely innocent.
Understanding the personality traits of a cheater doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Most cheaters have at least a few of the above mentioned personality traits. The traits are not difficult to recognize when viewed with clarity.
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