Feeling Blue? Try Cheating
Cheating’s got you high, and you don’t even know yet.
As it turns out, studies have revealed that cheating leads to an instant mood-boost.
“…you’ve just gotten something for nothing, and something for nothing is always a bit of a high,” said David Callahan, author of “The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead.”
However, the thrill is often short-lived and replaced with regret and guilt.
Psychologists call it a cheater’s high, or duping delight, and like most drugs, it's not for everyone.
Most who respond to cheating in this way are psychopaths and manipulative individuals who ‘get off’ on the sense of power that it gives them over others.
Lately, though, and sadly— the perks of cheating are higher than ever before, and everyone is reaping a little mood boost from acts of infidelity—not just the psychos.
“You don’t want to be the chump who dots his I’s and crosses his T’s when everyone else is cheating like crazy,” Callahan said.
With cheating at an all-time high, do you think the thrill is worth it?