Is everyone a potential cheater? No. But a large number of people think nothing of cheating on their partners. Some are more likely to cheat than others. Psychologists and relationship experts believe that cheaters have certain characteristics in common. Looking at personality traits, family history, and past experiences can help you recognize a cheating heart and mind.
LIKELY CHEATERS HAVE
People with active sex lives prior to a committed relationship have a hard time settling down. They’re far more likely to stray outside a relationship than someone who’s had a little sexual experience.
Some people find cheating a thrill. The excitement, deception, and intrigue feed them. When presented with an opportunity to cheat, they just can’t seem to resist. They need constant watching because it’s always easy for them to cheat.
This is not to say cheating is genetic. But it tends to run in families. A child raised in a household where cheating took place often grows up and considers it normal for partners to be unfaithful to one another.
OCCASIONAL CHEATERS HAVE….
When a person is discourteous regarding, say, a simple ”thank you” or appropriate ”excuse me,” it’s because they simply are not considerate of others. This includes their attitude toward animals as well as people. A tried-and-true adage is ”love me, love my dog.” Some cheaters simply don’t have regard for anyone’s feelings but their own. Someone who always puts themselves first is unlikely to consider how cheating is going to make their partner feel. They’re just downright rude.
A cheater often has lots of close friendships with members of the opposite sex, including ex-lovers. It only takes one of those best-friend situations to blossom into an affair and destroy an existing relationship. This person feels if you’re ”just friends,” it’s safe to cheat and you probably won’t get caught.
‘Birds of a feather flock together.’ A person who hangs around with people who cheat is soon to be cheating as well. There’s a camaraderie among cheaters; they support each other’s exploits and often share secrets about their sexual encounters.