Everyone can cheat, but not everyone is a cheater. If you think you’ve dealt with such a person, you might need elucidation.
Here are 5 personality traits that signal a cheater.
1. Lack of respect
It might seem obvious, but it needs to be said: cheaters don’t respect their partner. They are only concerned with their own satisfaction, no matter how their actions affect others. It’s equally true that they don’t respect themselves either. Otherwise, they would choose honesty.
Cheaters usually have narcissistic tendencies. They see themselves as better than everyone else and therefore more entitled to take whatever they want. Because they are particularly self-absorbed, cheating becomes just another whim they give in to.
Cheaters need constant validation and their affairs are usually how they achieve it. Their confidence is only a pretense. In reality, they feel ecstatic about receiving attention from someone other than their partner because their ego is very fragile.
As a preemptive strike, cheaters will often manifest their jealousy. They cannot imagine others not having the same behaviors they do.
Because cheating involves a lot of pragmatic issues, they are versed in the art of manipulation. Lying, emotional abuse and playing the victims are only few of their tactics.
Don’t let them fool you!