Self monitoring and dating relationships

People are overly concerned with how they are perceived buy a possible significant other to make them seem more desirable ending in a positive relationship.Within these self-monitoring people there are two separate categories defining the different personalities.

The Self Monitoring Scale and Multidimensional Intimate Coping Questionnaire were given to 224 heterosexual Turkish undergraduate students.Results showed that high self monitors had higher scores on focusing on relationship, seeking external support, alcohol and drug use, self-bolstering, and humor coping than low self monitors.Those who fall into this category are more inclined to impress others and work for positive feedback.In comparison, those who are defined as low self-monitors do not exert the same level of expressive controls.Norris and Zweigenhaft go on to experiment with a mixture of male and female participants in order to examine the relationship shown between self-monitoring and trust.

They show a slight focus on commitment along with relationships specifically on college students in the US primarily (Norris, Stacy L., Zweigenhaft, Richard L).Consistently they found that men heavily weighted attractiveness when choosing a significant other.In addition, Shaffer and Bazzini do agree with the statements that certain people will alter themselves to be more attractive to others.Those in this category tend to stay true to themselves and when in a social situations work off of their own beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions despite the social circumstance.In addition, low self-monitors are less observant and rely more on internal actions rather then falsifying themselves to come off as more desirable.People concerned with their expressive self-presentation (see impression management) tend to closely monitor their audience in order to ensure appropriate or desired public appearances.