Sternberg's Triangular Theory Of Love

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Love is one of the most complex elements, even scientists find it tough to explain. It appears on many occasions in our lives, for example, staying with our family, hanging out with our friends, talking with our partner, etc. It is so inevitable that no one can live without it. Then, when certain amount of love comes in to our lives, self will be changed at the same time. Because people need others’ love to know the value of them, they are linked together and hardly separate.

From the past to present, there are many theories focusing on love and self. The Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love is one of them. According to A duplex theory of love (Sternberg, 2006), love can be interpret in a triangular structure which including intimacy, passion, and commitment which is named the Triangular theory of love. Intimacy is meaning that the bondedness, attachment and how connect and close is the partners within a relationship. Passion is talking about the sexual element in natural. Commitment is the choice to maintain the relationship or not. These three components of love can produce eight different combination of love, None-love(absences of three of the components), liking(with only intimacy), romantic love(Intimacy and passion), Infatuation (with only passion), fatuous love (passion and commitment), empty love (with only commitment), companionate love(intimacy and comittment) and lastly consummate love (with all three of the components). Each kind of the love can be
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