" Partner uncertainty involves questions about a partner's relationship involvement, such as, "how certain am I about where my partner wants this to go?" Finally relationship uncertainty involves questions about the relationship status, such as "How certain am I about the future of this relationship?On the other hand extroverts are more likely to misrepresent themselves when describing past relationships.Extroverts tend to have many past relationships because they meet new people easily, but may play this down when looking for a new relationship.
Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality traits by Jeffrey A. Cody; and The role of relational uncertainty in depressive symptoms and relationship quality: An actor-partner interdependence model by Leanne K. Knobloch-Fedders are published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
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Now the sisters' research shows that relational uncertainty could be one explanation.
Relational uncertainty is how sure individuals are about their perceptions of involvement in a relationship. Self uncertainty is the questions people have about their own relationship involvement, such as, "how certain am I about my view of this relationship?
"Self monitoring is about how we try to present ourselves in a favourable light to others, to make people like us." Someone who scores as 'low' on self monitoring is extremely authentic when describing themselves in all circumstances, and those who score 'high' are more prone to so-called white lies.