INITIATING RELATIONSHIPS

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  • Interpersonal attraction: Why We Like Whom We Like

Attraction, in general, is a motivational state that causes someone to think, feel, and behave in a positive manner toward another person.

-More specifically, interpersonal attraction is the degree to which you desire to form and possibly maintain an interpersonal relationship with another person.

-Interpersonal attraction occurs in both the early and later stages of relational development.

Short-term initial attraction: is the degree to which you sense a potential for developing an interpersonal relationship. (Crush on a classmate)

Long-term maintenance attraction: is the type that sustains relationships like you best friendships or marriage. It refers to a level of liking or positive feelings that motivate you to maintain or escalate a relationship.



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