Week2psy - Part One Three main components make up Sternbergs model of love passion intimacy and commitment From those three they are set up into

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Part One Three main components make up Sternberg’s model of love, passion, intimacy and commitment. From those three they are set up into different combinations to make seven sub- types of love. Passion can be described as the component that reflects romance, attraction and sexual needs in the relationship. Many can get confused on how passion works in a relationship. As we know, passion is powerful feeling, whether it is from love or hate. Someone can love someone but have no passion, as well be full of passion and deeply in love with that person. Intimacy is feelings of trust, the ability to share that you truly are with you partner, the feeling of closeness you have with that person. This is when you explore what commonalities or interest you having with the other person. Commitment is making the decision to keep the relationship as a long-term relationship. Infatuated love occurs when passion is high in the relationship with not much intimacy and commitment. Liking someone and infatuated love is usually when two people first realize his or her feelings for one another or first start dating. If the relationship continues with no commitment, the relationship will not be able to develop into a long-term, caring relationship. When passion and intimacy are high but the commitment is not there, this is romantic love. Empty love consists of commitment but no passion or intimacy.
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Morton during the Spring '11 term at Herzing.

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Week2psy - Part One Three main components make up Sternbergs model of love passion intimacy and commitment From those three they are set up into

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