1st Year Recap

opeytheintrovert

I debated internally whether to share this post so soon or to wait a few more months.  They say strike when the iron is hot so I thought I would just go ahead with it!

So my first year of university is over 😀 . I’m happy to say the least and relieved at most. I think all in all it’s been a pretty good year. The good far outweighs the bad. I’m going to outline some of the things I learnt this year.

1. Be yourself.

It’s so easy to forge a character for yourself in a new environment surrounded by strangers. Before you know it you’ve created a whole new identity and you have to keep up with it or else everything falls apart somehow. University is such a big place that you are bound to find people that ‘get you’ and that you will feel totally comfortable…

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Different Types of Love

A complicated person, with a complicated life

Today in Human Sexuality class we talked about love and classifying different types of love.  There were two theories we focused on but I’m just going to blog on Sternberg’s triangular theory of love (at least for now.)  There are 8 different types of “love” depending on whether you have high or low: intimacy, passion, and commitment.  I made some images in paint for the visual people out there.  First here are the 8 triangles in general.

sternbergs

Now to go through each one and give you a quick sum up and/or example.

non love

Non love- low intimacy, low commitment, and low passion.  Relationships that would be an example could be acquaintances, co-workers, or teacher/student.

liking

Liking- high intimacy, low commitment, low passion.  Relationships that would be an example is friendships.

infatuation

Infatuation- low intimacy, low commitment, high passion.  Examples would be lust or a crush.

empty love

Empty Love- low intimacy, high commitment, low passion…

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