Sunday, May 1, 2011

56. Levels of emotional proximity with another person.

It seems that we can classify at last 5 levels of emotional proximity with  another person to ourselves, from the ability of the other person and us to create the next 5 emotions in the following order (it is usually called the 5-A's)

1. Being accepted
2. Being  approved 
3. Being agreeable
4. Being appreciated
5. Being admired

There is more we can enlarge on the above. Especially on its relation to the tyranny of inappropriate over-familiarity.