-TWO DOMINANT TYPES OF MODELS OF RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT o State Models: According to this view, relationships are something that we kind of have Our personality, the context, etc. influence the relationship and it’s development Characteristics of individuals (who we are) drive relationship formation and stability Factors affecting relationships: • Proximity – where we are influences who we meet • Similarity – the more things we have in common with someone, the more we want to spend together because it’s easier to communicate • Complimentary needs – “two opposites attract”; we like people who do things for us that we do not like to do (ex: you don’t like to do the dishes so you like the person who will do the dishes for you) • Temporary states – tend to attract to people who under other circumstances you would not (ex: someone who has
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