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‘Dark Triad’ personalities find ghosting acceptable

Have you ever been “ghosted”?

Ghosting is when you go “poof” and literally disappear out of someone’s life without a word or explanation, cutting off all contact by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, email, instant messages, etc. 

To say that the recipient of the ghosting is bewildered is an understatement.

A new study by a team of four psychologists, led by Peter K. Jonason of the University of Padua, Italy, found that people with “Dark Triad” personality traits, especially narcissistic men, find ghosting more acceptable and engage in ghosting others.

The “Dark Triad” refers to psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism.

Their study, “Leaving without a word: Ghosting and the Dark Triad traits” is published in the journal Acta Psychologica, Volume 220, October 2021.

Here’s the Abstract:

Researchers have extensively explored the early and middle stages of romantic and sexual relationships for those high on the Dark Triad traits (i.e., psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism) but they have generally missed the termination stage of relationships. In this study we examined (N = 341) the role these traits play in one termination strategy, ghosting. Ghosting is when a person discontinues a relationship through silence; it is considered an indirect form of relationship termination. We found that (1) those who reported ghosting someone in the past (vs. those who did not) found ghosting to be acceptable and were more Machiavellian and psychopathic, (2) ghosting was most acceptable in the short-term (vs. long-term) context especially for those who had previously ghosted someone, and (3) those high in the Dark Triad traits rated ghosting more acceptable to terminate short-term relationships, but not long-term ones. We also found that the correlations between acceptability and ghosting short-term partners and the Dark Triad traits was localized to narcissistic men with a similar-yet-weak effect for psychopathy. Results are discussed in relation to how ghosting may be primarily committed by people who are interested in casual sex where investment is low and may be part of the fast life history strategies linked to the Dark Triad traits.

The article concludes:

While more work is warranted, we can conclude that ghosting is considered acceptable by people, men in particular, high in the Dark Triad traits when attempting to extract themselves from low investment relationships. This may, therefore, reveal that some cases of ghosting, and the related “trauma” associated with it, might simply be a matter of differences in partner’s perspectives on the relationship. If one party believes the relationship is serious (someone likely to be lower on the Dark Triad traits) and the other person does not (someone likely to be higher on the Dark Triad traits), the latter person may not feel obligated to grant the former person the courtesy of a direct, compassionate break-up which may undermine the happiness of the former person.

You can read the full text of the report here.

Given that those who “ghost” others are narcissistic, calculating (Machiavellian) psychopaths, I say it’s actually a good thing if you get “ghosted”!

By the way, Meghan Markle, wife of low-IQ Prince Harry (he thinks there’s a tropical island called Chunga Changa, and that there are penguins in the North Pole even though he’d been to Antarctica), is notorious for “ghosting” people. Among those whom Markle had ghosted are UK journalist Piers Morgan and her father, who paid for her private school and college.

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Wednesday Funnies!

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We have a winner!

. . . for our 245th Caption Contest!

This was an easy contest for our writers because there were so few entries. LOL

Our writers have voted for their respective #1 (best) and #2 (next best) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of our 245th Caption Contest, with three #1 votes and one #2 votes, totaling 14 points is . . .

Truckjunkie!

Here is the winning caption:

Uh, Meghan, you don’t need to strike that pose until you’re ready to have the baby…..

Jackie Puppet is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

Alexis, wanna see a real vagina?

vett and AZgeo are in 3rd place, each with 4 points:

vett (one #1 vote): “Are you hungry? I brought a box lunch for you.”

AZgeo (two #2 votes): “EW, worms! Will have to clean that thing again.”

Brian Heinz is in 4th place, with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Hey dad, can we move up the seats, someone spilled a sardine can over here and smells like someone is fanning it up in the air.

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, truckjunkie!!!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

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The slutty duchess Caption Contest

this caption contest is now closed.

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This is our 245th world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, left her newborn baby Archie in London and jetted to New York for the U.S. Open on Sept. 7, 2019, ostensibly to support her friend Serena Williams. At the tennis match, wearing a shirt-button dress, Markle openly flirted with Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, by spreading her thighs and flashing her crotch. This is confirmed by a recent CDAN blind item reveal.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

People sitting next to Markle: “Ew! What’s that smell?”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

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Wednesday Funnies!

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