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Posted on 2014.05.22 at 00:00
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From Personality Junkie:


Childish/Naïve Love


“You complete me.”


“I can’t live without you. I need to hold on to you.”


Need-based: “I need you.”


“I only want to hear positive things about me or our relationship.”


Founded on infatuation, imagined ideals, and ego needs.


Mature Love


“You enhance me.”


“I can live without you. I thereby grant you space and freedom.”


Want-based: “I want you.”


“I want you to be honest with me and with yourself, no matter what.”


Founded on a more honest and realistic appraisal of oneself and one’s partner.


 



Hit the Interdependence tag for my other two posts on the subject.

Comments:


CeltmanX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-05-22 05:44 (UTC) (Link)
You enhance me!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-05-22 22:16 (UTC) (Link)
I want you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2014-05-27 00:53 (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic chart!
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-05-28 04:02 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Much more concise than say, my http://ehowton.livejournal.com/tag/interdependence tag :P
Misha
dawaioser at 2014-05-27 10:39 (UTC) (Link)
Here I thought I was being selfish because most of my comments on love are from the "mature love" section. Now I feel validated. ';)
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-05-28 04:03 (UTC) (Link)
Randian selfishness perhaps - a nuance most of her haters seem to miss. Plus, dude, you're like INTJ. I get you.
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