But they also asked them to fill out questionnaires that gave away any clinically relevant personality features, designed to show dark personality traits - those more manipulative personality traits which stretch all the way to narcissism, Machiavellian traits and psychopathy.
The study found that when people scored highly for dark personality traits - which include elements of narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism - they were more likely to choose practicality and the chance of hooking up as key drivers for remaining friends after a breakup (illustrated)The study found that while keeping an ex as a friend may not be the most practical option, the main reasons people wanted to stay friends was because their ex was reliable, trustworthy or if there was a strong sentimental attachment.
I would like to propose that everybody stop trying to be friends with their exes.
Matt Black, Catalina, Arizona If you need to refuse a friendship because of a break-up, you should pray about it. If you don't take this time, you will most likely grow to resent him.
If moving in separate directions isn't what you want, just tell him you need more time to adjust to being on your own again. God knows what he's doing even if we don't.
You might be part of that 48%, sitting at home thinking, “but I am friends with my ex, and it works out fine!
” While it is entirely possible to remain friends with an ex after a breakup, according to science, it is not such a great idea.
And women who want children, show a clear preference for some of these features because, like natural selection among animals, it indicates strong genes and good mental as well as physical health.