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Staying friends with your ex linked to psycho behaviour

17 May 2016, 20:13

Oakland - Staying friends with your exes might reveal something more sinister about your personality, The Mirror reported.

Learning to deal with a break-up can be a work in progress as you try all sorts of mechanisms to get over your ex-partner.

However, staying friends with your ex may be a wrong move. A scientific study conducted by researchers at the University of Oakland found people who remain friends with an ex often have the "darker personality traits" and "manipulative tendencies" associated with narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.

The study asked 861 volunteers for five reasons why they'd stay friends, high-scorers were more likely to remain friends with their exes.

Even more disturbing, previous research and expert analysis suggests that individuals with dark personality traits like psychopathy engage in behaviours and relationships that are beneficial for their personal gain, The Huffington Post reported.

- News24 Nigeria


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