Love vs. Infatuation
By: Krista Koslowski
What is love?
Personal Definition: When 2 people are committed to each other and put each other first
What is infatuation?
Personal Definition: A short-term love or passion with someone or something
Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love styles
Empty Love(Infatuation): Sometimes, a stronger love deteriorates into empty love, in which the commitment remains, but the intimacy and passion have died
Infatuated love(Infatuation): Is often what is felt as "love at first sight." But without the intimacy and the commitment components of love, infatuated love may disappear suddenly
Companionate love(Love): Is generally a personal relation you build with somebody you share your life with, but with no sexual or physical desire
Fatuous love(Love): A commitment which is motivated largely by passion, without the stabilizing influence of intimacy
Consummate love(Love): is the complete form of love, representing the ideal relationship toward which many people strive but which apparently few achieve
Lee's Six Styles of Love
Ludos(Infatuation): Love that is played as a game or sport