28 Needs That Shape Our Individual Personalities & How We Interact With Others

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Have you ever been talking to someone and suddenly find yourself wondering, “Why do you care so much about that?”

I definitely have. Some people will even say something like that aloud, causing much consternation from their conversation partner and sometimes even a bit of a verbal tussle.

The fact of the matter is that not all people are the same.  » Read more

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The 26 Love Stories That Shape Our Views of Relationships

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In a recent installment of Psyched for the Weekend, I introduced the Triangular Model of Love as a helpful framework for differentiating between and communicating about different kinds of love.

In today’s post, I’m going to talk about another model later developed by the same researcher, Dr. Robert Sternberg: Love as a story.  » Read more

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The 8 Kinds of Love in the Triangular Model of Love

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Many of the conversations we have around love can be very confusing. Part of this stems from the fact that what we call “love” and what another person calls “love” may very well not be the same thing.

Furthermore, one person can talk about many different kinds of love, all the while using the same word to describe things that are not at all the same.  » Read more

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