Studies Show That Women Like Psychopaths
Goodbye tall and handsome, hello psychopathic personality traits
Well this is disturbing.
Kristopher Brazil, a PhD student at Brock University in Canada has made some remarkable finds in a recent study.
In his research Mr Brazil asked 46 men to produce a two-minute video, in the clips the men were asked to what they’d do on a first date and what they’re looking for in a relationship.
All sounds pretty harmless so far.
The same men were then tested to measure whether they had psychopathic personality traits, and to gauge their social intelligence and their views on sex.
Hmm ok, where’s this going?
Mr Brazil then asked 108 women to watch the video with each man being rated on attractiveness, how sexy they came across and how confident they were.
The PhD student found that the higher a man scored on the psychopathy test, in general, THE MORE ATTRACTIVE HE WAS CONSIDERED BY THE WOMEN!
Oh, I don’t like this at all.
The results also found that psychopathic men were capable of pretending to be charming so they could get away with what they wanted, which in turn, made them more attractive.
The disturbing tendencies made men more likely to be confident, to be at ease with themselves, or to 'know the right things to say,' Mr Brazil said.
'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,’ he told the psychology news website Psypost.
'Psychopathic individuals may use their charm and exciting personality to elicit trust and desire, but their ultimate goal seems to be 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.' He said.
So, if you’re reading this and you’re currently in a new relationship with a man, perhaps ask him ‘Are you a psychopath?’, next time you see him.
Just to be sure…