The Triangular Theory Of Love

Struggling to make sense of your interpersonal relationships? Via Girlsack, psychologist Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of love visualized may be helpful:

14 Comments on "The Triangular Theory Of Love"

  1. Fairly interesting, gives me a reasonable model for the progression and rise and fall of relationships.

    Do you get a medal if you achieved all 8 stages with one person?

  2. I rather go greek style: Philos, Eros, Agape.

  3. saint_al | Mar 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm |

    Just a 2D model? It wouldn’t work within poly relationships.

  4. saint_al | Mar 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm |

    Just a 2D model? It wouldn’t work within poly relationships.

  5. BuzzCoastin | Mar 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    too bad you’re a bot
    I think I’m in Nonlove with you

  6. BuzzCoastin | Mar 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    too bad you’re a bot
    I think I’m in Nonlove with you

  7. BuzzCoastin | Mar 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    too bad you’re a bot
    I think I’m in Nonlove with you

  8. Kevin Leonard | Mar 2, 2013 at 2:01 am |

    A bagua rendering:

    ——- intimacy ..Consummate Love == Heaven — Creative; expansive
    ——- commitment
    ——- passion

    ——- intimacy ..Companionate love ==Wind — Gentle; penetrating, flexibility
    ——- commitment
    —-

    ——- intimacy ..Romantic love == Fire — Clinging; radiance, the sun
    —-
    ——- passion

    —- ..Fatuous love == Lake – Joyous; satisfaction, stagnation
    ——- commitment
    ——- passion

    ——- intimacy ..Friendship == Mountain — Stillness; immovability
    —-
    —-

    —- ..Infatuation == Thunder — Arousing — excitation, revolution, division
    —-
    ——- passion

    —- ..Empty love == Water — Abyssmal — danger, the abyss, the moon
    ——- commitment
    —-

    —- ..Nonlove == Earth — Receptive
    —-
    —-

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