Often, we think that our partner should behave a certain way just because we love them. This common psychological misconception is one of the most important causes of problems in love relationships. Considering their behavioral pattern the most correct, an individual strives to subordinate a partner to that specific love relationship model.
What love style characterizes you most?
The classification idea introduced in 1973 by Canadian psychologist John Alan Lee describes six love styles: Eros, Ludus, Storge, Mania, Pragma, and Agape. This concept has become the foundation to conduct research on how people express and experience romantic love.
These six love styles are logically interconnected, but at the same time, each style has specific qualities and predetermines a person's attitude towards their partner.
Please answer the questions below as accurately as possible. The scale ranges from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”; you need to choose the answer that matches your personal beliefs. Some of the clauses of this test are related to specific love relationships, and others refer to general attitudes and ideas about love. If possible, answer the questions with your partner in mind. If you are actually not dating anyone (or are not in a relationship), answer the questions bearing your last partner in mind. If you have never been in love, answer the way you think is right for you.
Note this test is provided strictly for informational, educational and entertainment purposes and should not be used for making any decision. It is not intended to be a psychological advice of any kind.
1. My partner and I have the right physical "chemistry" between us.
2. I feel that my lover and I were meant for each other.
3. My partner fits my ideal standards of physical beauty/handsomness.
4. I believe that what my partner doesn't know about me won't hurt him/her.
5. I have sometimes had to keep my partner from finding out about other lovers.
6. My partner would get upset if he/she knew of some of the things I've done with other people.
7. Our love is the best kind because it grew out of a long friendship.
8. Our friendship merged gradually into love over time.
9. Our love relationship is the most satisfying because it developed from a good friendship.
10. A main consideration in choosing my partner was how he/she would reflect on my family.