On the Profiles

We've reached Early Adulthood in my Human Behavior in the Social Environment class. It was so interesting, because that's where I'm at, folks! (A lot of you are too, I bet)

Facinating stuff, kids. For instance, did you know that there are three dimensions of love? Intimacy (warmth and closeness), passion (sexual desire), and commitment (the decision to maintain a relationship in spite of differences).
And those turn into eight profiles of loving relationships: Non-love, Liking (only intimacy), infatuation (only passion), empty love (only commitment), fatuous love (passion and commitment), romatic love (passion and intimacy), companionate love (intimacy and commitment), and consumate love (intimacy, passion, AND commitment!).
It's so funny to see something so big this broken down like this. I haven't decided if it's a helpful tool or an oversimplication. Probably both.

In other news: I asked a teacher I work with how he was doing today and he replied: "perfect!"
"Really!?" I exclaimed, slightly incredulous.
"Oh yes," he answered, "I'm getting perfecter every day."

I love this answer more than any other.


Anonymous said...

Interestng take on relationships. Probably explains a few things about mine...not so "perfect."
Is that the Connecticut River in that photo? Now that is a perfect picture.

Have a perfect day..wherever you are.


Molly said...

I don't think understanding this sort of thing makes it any easier to help yourself live it. I hope it makes it easier to help others, but we'll always be muddled up ourselves.

It is the Connecticut R. It was pretty.

And I'm getting perfecter every day, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your perfectness!

It makes the world a more perfect place...by the way I know exactly where that picture was taken which is another long story.

Be well!