In the context of relationships, we experience dissonance when we try to reconcile mixed signals — behavior that indicates a person likes us vs. behavior they don’t. A classic example is when you both hit it off well (hot), and then the other person pulls away unexpectedly (cold). The opposing signs cause us an uncomfortable psychological feeling that we seek to reduce.
What a well thought post!@Manj Bahra Analytical indeed. I learned for some people, it’s a chase game. A person who displays disinterest and insensitivity displays empathy and kindness in the beginning of the relationship and He/ She continues to be the same till it excites and makes them feel desirable. The moment other partner starts displaying affection and wants to take the relationship to another level; they start giving mixed signals to say -Move back. They confuses their partner. May be, once the sexual encounter is over fear of emotional bonding surface up.
Thanks for sharing this post.