Study Says That Women Are More Attracted To Men Who Are Psychopaths
The research found that women are attracted to psychopaths.
A team of researchers at Brock University and Carleton University in Canada conducted a study on the connection between desire and psychopathy in romantic encounters.
Ph.D. student Kristopher Brazil recruited 46 males between the ages of 17 and 25. They were interviewed by a female assistant and asked about what they liked to do on first dates and what they believed was important in romantic relationships.
Then, the researchers graded the participants on their psychopathic personality traits and measured their social intelligence and views on sex - including how likely they are to engage in a sexual affair outside a committed relationship.
"Psychopathic men have a personality style that makes them appear attractive to women in dating encounters. This may be because they are extra confident or feel at ease or know exactly what to say to get the attention of women.
Psychopathic individuals may use their charm and exciting personality to elicit trust and desire, but their ultimate goal seems to be a selfish pleasure. The old cliché of getting to know someone well may be one maxim to live by to protect oneself from getting into a relationship with a psychopathic individual."
The American Psychological Association characterizes psychopathy as 'exploitation of others, deceitfulness, impulsivity, aggressiveness... [and] accompanied by the lack of guilt, remorse, and empathy'. So sexy!
Brazil says that "By virtue of being psychopathic, one never really fits in long-term in a social group. Connections to others are tenuous and rarely will someone have your back when it really matters. These costs should make it clear that the potential benefits of 'investing' in psychopathic traits as a young man will come with some negative consequences as well."
So, yeah. Girls, this may explain a lot.