Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hi! my name is ~Pit~.
Re: Chances of cheating again?
It's the same with any and all behaviors. Behaviors only serve two purposes. To Get something or to avoid losing something.
With that in mind, I would guess the answer would be a matter of a simple profit/loss analysis.
When the DS does a subconcious analysis of the infidelity transaction, if the profits (pleasure) outweigh the potential losses or they believe that the risk can be mitigated, the transaction will repeat.
If the percieved losses (pain) are greater than the expected value of the transaction, the likelihood of a reoccurance is minimal.
All this is weighed out subcontiously by the DS. It's a range. The closer you are to the extremes the easier it is to accurately predict the behavior.
Extreme pain, little pleasure = No repeat. (reconciliation?)
(and in this area is likely where most fall)
Extreme pleasure, little pain = repeat. (divorce?)
Funny thing is... The actions of the LS during the process GREATLY affect the percieved profit/loss of the transaction (ie; CONSEQUENCES) Yet in most cases, we dont.
Ironically, the chances of the behavior repeating have as much to do with our actions during the intial transaction (as we help prepare the "profit/loss statement" in the DS's mind) as anything else.
Last edited by Pit-of-my-stomach; 10-26-2011 at 10:01 AM.
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