Prediction of Cheating Behavior From Psychospiritual Concepts Is Possible, Says a Study

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The cheating behavior of an individual affects your health and that of your partners. Certain psycho-spiritual concepts can help to predict people who can cheat on their girlfriend, fiancé, or wife, either physically or emotionally.

Multiple studies yield different behaviors and psychological concepts that can increase the cheating behavior of individuals. Some people have less spirituality, religion, and sanctification. Such individuals have a higher risk of being involved in cheating activities. People cheat to take revenge on their partners for neglecting them and their sexual desires. There can be other reasons for cheating, including money, beauty, or simply for the sake of having fun.

Cheating Behavior and Ending Primary Relationships 

According to a study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, people with dyadic motivations are more likely to end their primary relationship than individuals with non-dyadic-motivations.

People with dyadic motivations have cheating behavior and go out openly in public with their affair partners. They are always angry with their partner, and they end their relationship with their primary partner without hesitation. These individuals have no sense of guilt or shame, facing their primary partner, whom they have been torturing emotionally or physically.

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Non-dyadic motivations include cheating unintentionally when an individual is drunk or under stress. Such people develop short-term extra-marital affairs, and they hide them from their primary partner because of the fear of hurting their partner or losing him/her because of their mistake. People with non-dyadic motivations do not end primary relationships despite their behavior of cheating.

What Can Help in Predicting Cheating Behavior of an Individual?

Paige McAllister, Meghan Maddock, and their colleagues conducted research named “Sanctification and Cheating Among Emerging Adults”. 716 American students of university-level were participants in the study. To determine who is more likely to develop cheating behavior, various questions about spirituality, the sanctification of relationships, and religiosity were asked.

According to a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, psycho-spiritual concepts, religiosity, and spiritual-beliefs, of individuals regarding relationships relate to cheating behavior of individuals. Thus, these can help in predicting their chances of cheating behavior development.

Individuals that believe a relationship to be scary are less likely to cheat on their partners with affair partners. Even under the influence of alcohol, people with the highest sanctification are least likely to cheat emotionally or physically.

Religiosity is linked to cheating, the linkage explained by the study. The author of the study elaborates that people that practice religion in appearance have more cheating behavior. Further research studies can help in learning more about the social behavior and psychology of people who cheat.

Choose Not To Cheat

Human beings make mistakes in their lives, but the sooner they realize their responsibilities and moral duties the better their life becomes. Despite the temptations, choosing not to cheat in any relationship is the best move. Cheating is like betraying a person who believes in you unconditionally. The person who is betrayed by the cheating behavior of their partner feels like being stupid to trust one individual in the materialistic world.

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People who cope with a partner cheating on them suffer mental health issues. The cheating behavior of one partner disrupts the life of a couple who were once deeply in love with one another and their families, especially if they have children. It is not one life that changes due to the cheating behavior of a partner; the lives of those around the couple also suffer.

People who cheat feel anxious and develop a fear of being betrayed themselves or being lonely. This kind of behavior demolishes the peace and love you have as a family. It is better not to cheat to continue living with a happy family.

Adeena Tariq Lari
The author is a graduate of dental surgery from the Dow University Health Sciences, Karachi. She has an academic background in content writing as well as English literature, giving her an edge in the field. Adeena is always curious about physical and mental health. She is always passionate about research and delivering high-quality reliable content to users.