According to Sternbergs Triangular Theory, there are 6 distinct types of love (plus friendship). Each type of love is characterized by a combination of 3 variables – Intimacy, Passion and Commitment. The infographic below gives you a rough idea of how it all
It is no secret that guys like good looking women. But how much emphasis do women place on the looks of a man? A study by Knapp in 02 titled Changing Perceptions of Physical Attractiveness Through Social Interaction, found that,
Why is it so hard to simply say hi to someone we don’t know?? Believe it or not, approaching a stranger goes against our instincts, specifically, the preservation instinct. In this context it is pretty much the fancy psychology version of
Have you ever found yourself stuck in an unhealthy relationship, or working a job you hate? You know that you should move on but the thought is equally as terrifying as it is exciting. Breaking up and quitting are scary because they
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on choice, we looked at the decision making process. We learned that having a specific, but not exhaustive, criteria is your best bet at finding a satisfying relationship. So, what are
If you haven’t read Part 1 of this mini series, check it out first. It’ll give you a background on some of the ideas presented in this article…Have you ever thought about which traits are most important in a potential partner?
A happy relationship is all about choice, but not in the way that you’re probably thinking. You’re probably thinking that having more choice will lead to a better result, which will make you happier. Thus, more choice = more happiness.
Not all friendships are created equal. Some are built to last while others fizzle-out as time goes on. You move house, change jobs, have kids, stop playing social sport, party a bit less (or more) – and before you know it,
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