James R. Schaffer, P.A.

Some personality traits more likely to cause a divorce

| Sep 19, 2019 | Divorce |

Most of our readers in Florida have heard the common refrain that half of all marriages end in divorce. The validity of that supposed statistic has been called into question in recent years, but there is no doubt that most people probably know a friend or family member who has gone through a divorce case. Are there certain personality traits that may make it more likely for a person to end up in a divorce?

Well, a recent article discussed the possible effect of personality traits on marriages. It determined that there are indeed some personality traits that may make it more likely for a person to see their marriage end in a divorce, based on information relayed by divorce attorneys and psychologists who have experience in the realm of divorce law.

One of the most common personality traits that may lead to a divorce is narcissism. The recent article noted that a narcissistic person in a marriage will likely play the “victim” in any conflicts that erupt. In these scenarios, narcissistic people may not take responsibility for their own actions that may have caused the tension, thus, leading to stress on the relationship.

Perhaps, not surprisingly, another personality trait that can lead to a higher potential for divorce is selfishness. Selfish people tend to put their own problems ahead of all others. While we may all be selfish at times, making it a habit at the expense of a spouse could lead toward a decline in the married relationship.