Types Of Love – Creating Characters

Which type of love do you have in your life? Even more importantly, which types of love do your characters have in theirs?

The three components of love, according to the Triangular Theory of Love, are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a commitment component. This model was developed by psychologist, Robert Sternberg to show the types of love people share.

Three Components

The theory is based on three components your relationship can possess, namely:

  1. Intimacy: This includes feelings of attachment, closeness, trust, and connectedness. Your partner could feel like your best friend. Do you laugh and have fun together?
  2. Passion: This includes the sexual attraction or the physical connection between two people.
  3. Commitment: This includes the decision to stay together, no matter what, and to make plans for the future together.

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Amanda Patterson by Amanda Patterson

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