Home | Community | Message Board


Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Community >> Physical and Mental Well-Being

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinedaba
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 3,881
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Understanding Love: The Triangular Theory
    #1768538 - 08/01/03 08:48 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

In love? Just got dumped? Love involved in some way or another?
Here is something that may help you:


http://psyche.tvu.ac.uk/phdrg/atkins/atws/document/280.html

A triangular theory of love
Sternberg, R. J. (1986) A triangular theory of love. Psychological Review, 93, 119-135. 


In this article, Sternberg proposes that love can be conceptualised as consisting of three primary components: passion, intimacy and commitment. These can be conceptualised as a `love triangle` with the three components forming the vertices.

Passion `the drives that lead to romance, physical attraction, sexual consummation, and related phenomena` (p. 119)
Intimacy `feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness in loving relationships` (p. 119)
Commitment `the decision that one loves someone else and ... the commitment to maintain that love` (p. 119)

These components may be combined to characterise eight kinds of love.

Kind of love Passion Intimacy Commitment
Nonlove - - -
Liking - X -
Infatuation X - -
Empty love - - X
Romantic love X X -
Companionate love - X X
Fatuous love X - X
Consumate love X X X

Sternberg notes that the relative emphasis of each component changes over time as an adult romantic relationship develops.

Passion Passionate arousal tends to occur at the beginning of relationships, peaks relatively quickly and then reduces to a stable level as a result of habituation. Following relationship termination, an individuals capacity for passion appears to go negative for a period of time, as the individual overcomes feelings of loss.
Intimacy Intimacy tends to peak slower than passion and then gradually reduces to a relatively low level of manifest intimacy as interpersonal bonding increases. Changes in circumstances, however, tend to activate latent intimacy, which can cause the manifest level of intimacy to return or exceed its earlier peak.
Commitment In successful relationships, the level of commitment rises relatively slowly at first, speeds up, and then gradually levels off. Where relationships fail, the level of commitment usually decreases gradually and descends back towards the baseline.

Sternberg goes on to compare his theory with existing research and to consider a how partners love triangles could be compared, that an individual may have both ideal and real triangles, self and other triangles and interactions between all these.

This model of love is primarily of interest here as it was used by Levy and Davis (1988) when investigating adult romantic attachments. 

:heartpump: So, what kind of LOVE are you involved in? :heartpump:


 


--------------------
Fold for The Shroomery!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedaba
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 3,881
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Re: Understanding Love: The Triangular Theory [Re: daba]
    #1773525 - 08/02/03 07:29 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Plenty of articles have gone in depth with each kind of love. Namely, the type of love, how long it lasts, what kind of people are involved in it, et cetera. I'll need to search to find an in depth view.

Right now, I think I am in romantic love with someone :wink:.


--------------------
Fold for The Shroomery!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Community >> Physical and Mental Well-Being

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* The female duality: Commitment or Alone!? Divided_Sky 1,212 11 10/26/06 07:14 PM
by Divided_Sky
* Lost Love TheBulb2005 762 5 08/21/07 02:46 PM
by JoseLibrado
* Help me understand/cope with my homosexual thoughts.. *not graphic*
( 1 2 all )
PuzzledMind 2,747 23 03/17/09 11:46 AM
by TaxCollector
* Love = A kick in the pants. Fades_to_Black 1,140 14 08/23/06 03:02 PM
by Mike_yy
* I Love Isolation
( 1 2 3 all )
Sinbad 2,699 41 01/17/05 07:18 PM
by Corporal Kielbasa
* I'm in love with my best friend
( 1 2 all )
Anonymous 3,983 38 06/23/05 07:10 AM
by liveby
* Romantic Love leery11 1,165 18 01/03/07 08:24 PM
by The_Red_Crayon
* Old fart looking for love koppie 1,031 14 03/26/08 09:43 PM
by sunflower

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: CherryBom, boO, Rose, yogabunny, Jokeshopbeard, CookieCrumbs, Memories
1,392 topic views. 1 members, 14 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
FreeSpores.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 20 queries.