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Cheating in relationships has been, and seemingly always will be, a topical issue. Survey after survey has proven that many people value trust and commitment in a partner. From scandalous TV actors to dirty politicians, the media continues to report on cheating celebrities time and time again. On top of all this, statistics clearly show that the rate of divorce is rapidly increasing, surpassing 50% in America alone. So which MBTI type is most likely to be involved in an affair? The answer is simple: an ESTP type.
The first factor to consider is I vs E. Cheaters generally are more likely to be extroverts, as extroverts draw energy from their social interactions. As a result, extroverts not only have a more extensive circle of friends, they also seek out the company of others more often compared to introverts. This in turn gives them more opportunities to cheat, making extroverts the prime candidates for being a double-crossing partner in a relationship.
It also makes sense that sensors are more inclined to cheat on their significant others compared to intuitive types. On the one hand, sensors are more present-oriented, living life in the moment above all else. The S temperament is therefore perfect for cheating. N’s on the other hand focus more on the big picture, making them more considerate of how their actions could affect their partner. A cheater is obviously a lot more likely to be a sensor.
Next on the list is the T vs F types. As we all know, feelers make their decisions based on people. They consider how their actions could affect their personal relationships, and do not want to compromise their good will with others. If an F type was to cheat, they would damage their bond with their partner. In addition, F types generally have a set of core values that they feel passionately about. They do not want to perform an action that would compromise their morals – this means it would be very unlikely that an F type would violate the trust, loyalty and commitment that they share with another person. In comparison, when thinkers make decisions they are less likely to consider how the outcome could affect their personal relationships. Therefore, they are more compelled to cheat in the pursuit of personal gratification, without thinking about the consequences on others.
So a cheater is clearly an EST type, but are they more of a perceiver or judger? Because of their spontaneity and less future-oriented approach, perceivers are generally much more inclined to pursue an affair. Perceivers are also open to new ideas, and are less conforming to typical notions of morality. They could make the spontaneous decision to cheat on their partner of twenty years, for example, without considering the future ramifications.
In conclusion, the dirty dogs are clearly the ESTP’s. Next time an ESTP walks up to you in a bar and gives you their number, be wary folks! And if you’re already in a married relationship with an ESTP, I’m sorry to say this but you might just become another divorce statistic.
Which MBTI type is most likely to cheat in your experience? Do you think cheating is more dependent on personality or something else? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your insights and intend to respond to all of you 🙂