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
11 November 2021
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 …