Did you know studies have shown that narcissists and psychopaths won’t yawn when another person yawns? I heard that a while back but never took it seriously, and I believe I actually laughed when I heard it. However, recently I thought about it and realized it could be a way to gauge folks.
I learned so much about these relationship streets and maneuvering around these dating apps in the past year. Whenever I go into any situation, I like to stack the chips in my favor to be mentally ahead of the game. It’s a little tougher to do that with dating. However, as a part of my goal to be laser-focused on red flags in every stage of the dating & relationships game, I needed to go into it very strategically moving forward.
My goal in life is never to encounter another narcissist in my lifetime. I especially don’t want to run across a psychopath. Lack of empathy is a trait of narcissists. Yawning is something that can happen in a chain reaction sort of way. I remember one day, everyone in my house got into a fit of yawning that wouldn’t stop all because one person started it. We went on for what seemed like 5 minutes, and it was the funniest thing.
I’ve discussed my escape from a narcissist a few times. I thought about them while writing this and realized I NEVER saw them yawn, no matter how much I yawned. That was one of many red flags that I missed.
So when you are in the video dating part of your dating journey, crank up a fake yawn. If your prospect doesn’t yawn, just go ahead and hit that red phone icon, disconnect that call and move around.
Resources below, and let’s discuss it on my socials.’
- Why Psychopaths Are Immune to Contagious Yawning
- Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You
- 7 Elements of the Psychopathic Personality
- Psychopathic tendencies linked to reduced susceptibility to contagious yawning
- How You Yawn Can Reveal Whether You’re A Psychopath Or Not
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