Polyamory Unveiled: Exploring The Common Personality Traits Of Non-Monogamous Individuals

Polyamory and Personalities

Afshara

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There has been some research on the relationship between personality traits and polyamory. However, the studies of consensual nonmonogamy among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals showed that

individuals who are involved in polyamorous relationships or interested in being in them are most likely to have a high level of openness to new experiences whereas, will have a lower level of conscientiousness.

Apart from these, the two main personality traits can influence someone to be in polyamorous relationships. For instance,

Extraversion

According to research studies, extroverted people are more likely to be open, experimental, assertive, sensation-seeking, and susceptible to adultery compared to introverts.

Also, extroverts may be more suited for having multiple relationships or open relationships and may even be more enthusiastic about them. Besides, extroverts are frequently more active, outgoing, and interested in socializing. Therefore, it is understandable why extroverts can easily manage several relationships compared to introverts.

Does this imply that multiple relationships are not appealing to introverts? No, that’s not the case always. A challenge like that can appeal to an introvert who is open, masculine, and emotionally secure.

Openness

People with a high level of openness are most likely to be curious, creative, and self-aware. In addition to non-monogamous relationships and sexual practices, they tend to be receptive to unusual beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles. Particularly in more traditional societies it almost seems evident that a healthy dose of openness is a vital requirement for exploring unconventional relationships.

Which Personality Types Might Be Interested In Polyamory?

The studies show that Myers-Briggs thinkers (T), particularly NTPs for instance, ENTP, and INTP are most likely to be mentally receptive to adultery and open relationships. However, extroverts, appear to be more prone to pursue this…

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Afshara

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