4 Kinds of Love

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Love is a quality. It is a quality that one might have, more or less. Also, it is a quality of our soul, so it is a potential for the expressive self; in other words, love is a potential that we have, which can be known, expressed, manifested, more or less.

This is just general understanding and description of The Four Kinds of Love which promotes a good, healthy and progressive relationship. In any relationship, you should have all these four loves working together to enable it survive for a longer time.

Here’re 4 kinds of love 

  • Eros (passionate love)
  • Agape (all-giving selfless love)
  • Storge (friendship love)
  • Pragma (logical love)

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“What is EROS love?”

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Unlike English, in which the word love means many different things, Ancient Greek had some words to describe the range of meaning that our word love conveys. The first word is eros, from which we get the English word erotic. Eros was the word often used to express sexual love or the feelings of arousal that are shared between people who are physically attracted to one another. The word was also used as the name of the Greek god of love, Eros (the Romans called him “Cupid”). Eros is a passionate and intense love that arouses romantic feelings; it is the kind that often triggers “high” feelings in a new relationship and makes you say, “I love him/her”.

 “What is agape love?”

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 The Greek word agape is often translated “love” in the New Testament. The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love. This is an unconditional love that sees beyond the outer surface and accepts the recipient for whom he/she is, regardless of their flaws, shortcomings or faults. It’s the type of love that everyone strives to have for their fellow human beings. Although you may not like someone, you decide to love them just as a human being. This kind of love is all about sacrifice as well as giving and expecting nothing in return. The translation of the word agape is love in the verb – form: it is the love demonstrated by your behavior towards another person. It is a committed and chosen love.

“What is storge love?”

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It is a kind of family and friendship love. This is the love that parents naturally feel for their children; the love that member of the family have for each other; or the love that friends feel for each other. In some cases, this friendship love may turn into a romantic relationship, and the couple in such a relationship becomes best friends. Storge love is unconditional, accepts flaws or faults and ultimately drives you to forgive. It’s committed, sacrificial and makes you feel secure, comfortable and safe.

“What is Pragma love?”

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This love style is very practical and realistic. People who prefer this style approach their relationship in a “business-like” fashion and look for partners with whom they can share common goals.

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