Ceasing contact with a partner abruptly is considered more acceptable by people with the personality traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy, at least in short-term relationships
Mind 11 November 2021
Refusing to answer phone calls and messages may seem logical to people with certain personality traits
Ghosting, or breaking up with someone by stopping contact without warning, is considered more acceptable in short-term relationships, and may be linked with certain personality types, a study suggests.
When someone ends a relationship by abruptly stopping answering phone calls and messages, it can be very painful for their ex-partner, even when the relationship was short-lived.
But according to Peter Jonason at the University of Padua in Italy, such a strategy may seem rational …