I’m so interested in this phenomenon from a psychological standpoint. It’s not hard to believe the prevalence of ghosting, especially in this day and age when so much of our interactions and communications are not taking place in person. It’s both easy to ghost because you can choose to just stop contacting someone, but it’s also hard because your activity is all over social media and the internet.
What is the psychology of suddenly ceasing communication with someone? What are the consequences of hoping the person will get the hint instead of having a conversation with them and being honest? Listen in to find out why ghosting has become so common and the signs that someone is about to ghost.
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“Ghosting is one of the cruelest forms of torture that dating itself can serve up.” – Terri Cole
- What is ghosting?
- What does ghosting mean for our human interactions
- How online life has changed human behavior
- What are the ramifications of ghosting
- How we are desensitized to pain
- Why it’s disrespectful to ghost
- What are the warning signs that someone’s going to ghost
Seven Signs that Someone is Going to Ghost:
- They never initiate contact
- They disappear from the app or site
- They always cut your get togethers short
- They’re always super busy
- They avoid answering your questions
- Texts keep getting shorter
- They start lying or having far fetched excuses
“Social rejection activates the same pain pathways in the brain as physical pain.” – Terri Cole
- Check out my blog post about cyber bullying and cyber balls
- Read this New York Times piece about ghosting
- Check out the downloadable checklist of ghosting signs
- Join my Facebook group for the Real Love Revolution!
“I’m curious to know if you have been the one doing this and how you feel about it.” – Terri Cole