Different Types Of Love: PSY 265

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Styles of Love Melanie Chapman PSY/265 July 19, 2013 Sally Henzel Styles of Love Possessive, excited love is what we call mania. It’s appears to be an amazing this in the beginning. The person experiencing this type of love gets butterflies in their stomach and it also makes a person more involved and energetic. However, the level of involvement in this type of love can backfire because it can have negative consequences on one’s life. This kind of love can affect someone so much that it begins to take over their life, even to the point of losing control and being unable to function in a normal society. One example of this kind of love is a man and a woman meeting somewhere, perhaps at work, and they exchange phone numbers. They…show more content…
A person who experiences this type of love is willing to give up just about anything to make the one they’re interested in happy. The person experiencing this type of love is known to value his or her love interest more than him or herself. This type of love also has an extreme vulnerability to potential abuse. The recipient of this type of love has the ability to take advantage of the person who’s so willing to please them and potentially take them for granted. This type of love tends to occur in those with low self-esteem and those who gain confidence in pleasing their love interest. Mania and agape love are similar in that they both have the ability to develop into a very intense and unhealthy relationship for both parties. In both instances the parties involved have the ability to lose their sense of reality. The styles of love that have been most prevalent in my life are logical love called pragma, and friendship love called storge or philia. A love that develops from a friendship usually prevents a lot of disappointments because you already know a lot about that person. Logical love is helpful in determining a partners’ potential in the relationship. This type of love is important in my life because it’s helped me to determine what kind of person I’m able to see myself with in the
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