January 20, 2012 catherinetownsend

Women’s love of bad boys may be biological

Our attraction to them may be biological. According to The New Scientist, women are attracted to qualities they identify as the ‘dark triad’, which include “the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism.” Infatuation is addictive: It lights up the same reward centers in our brain as cocaine and chocolate.

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