Its no secret that people who have low self-esteem are more likely to cheat; low self-worth creates a craving for external validation, and getting it from one person frequently just isnt enough.
Can low self-esteem make you cheat?
Low self-esteem can cause people to be very dependent on the attentions of others—and in some cases, the attention of just one person isnt enough. It may also cause someone to feel insecure in their own relationship, so much so that they might cheat as a way of rejecting rather than being rejected.
Why do I ignore red flags when dating?
First, we ignore red flags because we are afraid they are telling the true, painful story. We may ask questions of our partner about their behavior and receive answers, but we leave the answers alone even if they dont quite fit. Second, we ignore red flags because we think our intuition is wrong.