Family relatives and consanguinity. Interpersonal relationship, a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people. 

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by friendship, platonic love, romantic love, or sexual activity. 

Dark Triad

What Is Dark Triad? In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy. They are called “dark” because of their malevolent qualities. Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management. People...

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Bullying And Suicide

Bullying And Suicide Bullying and suicide, colloquially referred to as “bullycide“, are considered together when the cause of suicide is attributable to the victim having been bullied, either in person or via social media.[1][2][3][4][5] Writers Neil Marr and Tim Field wrote about it in their 2001 book Bullycide: Death at Playtime.[6] Legal analysts criticise the term bullycide because...

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Sexual Bullying

Sexual Bullying Sexual bullying is a type of bullying and harassment that occurs in connection with a person’s sex, body, sexual orientation or with sexual activity. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional. Definition The NSPCC has defined sexual bullying as “any bullying behaviour, whether physical or non-physical, that is based on...

School Bullying

School Bullying School bullying is a type of bullying, that occurs in any educational setting. Bullying in schools is a systemic problem that affects all school districts in the United States. Bullying is a repeated aggressive behavior characterized by a power imbalance and the intent to cause harm. Students who are bullied...

Bullying And Emotional Intelligence

Bullying And Emotional Intelligence Bullying is abusive social interaction between peers can include aggression, harassment, and violence. Bullying is typically repetitive and enacted by those who are in a position of power over the victim. A growing body of research illustrates a significant relationship between bullying and emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is...

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Emotional Intimacy

What Is Emotional Intimacy? Emotional intimacy is an aspect of interpersonal relationships that varies in intensity from one relationship to another and varies from one time to another, much like physical intimacy. Emotional intimacy involves a perception of closeness to another that allows sharing of personal feelings, accompanied by expectations of understanding, affirmation, and...

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Physical Intimacy

What Is Physical Intimacy? Physical intimacy is sensual proximity or touching.[1] It is an act or reaction, such as an expression of feelings (including close friendship, platonic love, romantic love or sexual attraction), between people. Examples of physical intimacy include being inside someone’s personal space, holding hands, hugging, kissing, caressing and sexual activity....

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Outline Of Relationships

Outline Of Relationships The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to interpersonal relationships. Interpersonal relationship – association between two or more people; this association may be based on limerence, love, solidarity, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitment. Interpersonal relationships are formed in the...

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Romantic Friendship

Romantic Friendship A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western societies. It may include for example holding hands, cuddling, hugging, kissing, giving massages, and sharing...

Social Support

Social Support Social support is the perception and actuality that one is cared for, has assistance available from other people, and most popularly, that one is part of a supportive social network. These supportive resources can be emotional (e.g., nurturance), informational (e.g., advice), or companionship (e.g., sense of belonging); tangible (e.g., financial...

Affection

What Is Affection? Affection or fondness is a “disposition or state of mind or body”[1] that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being.[2] “Affection” is popularly used to denote a feeling...

Social Connection

What Is Social Connection? Social connection is the experience of feeling close and connected to others. It involves feeling loved, cared for, and valued,[1] and forms the basis of interpersonal relationships. “Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement;...

Brainwashing

What Is Brainwashing? Brainwashing (also known as mind control, menticide, coercive persuasion, thought control, thought reform, and re-education) is the concept that the human mind can be altered or controlled by certain psychological techniques. Brainwashing is said to reduce its subject’s ability to think critically or independently,[1] to allow the introduction of new, unwanted thoughts and ideas into the subject’s...

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Interpersonal Relationship

Interpersonal Relationship An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. This association may be based on inference, love, solidarity, support, regular business interactions, or some other type of social connection or commitment. Interpersonal relationships thrive through equitable and...

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Romance (love)

Romance (love) Romance is an emotional feeling of love for, or a strong attraction towards, another person, and the courtship behaviors undertaken by an individual to express those overall feelings and resultant emotions. Although the emotions and sensations of romantic love are widely associated with sexual attraction, romantic feelings can exist without expectation of physical consummation and be subsequently expressed. Historically,...

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Intimate Relationship

Intimate Relationship An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by friendship, platonic love, romantic love, or sexual activity. While the term intimate relationship commonly implies the inclusion of a sexual relationship, the term is also used as a euphemism for a relationship that is strictly sexual. Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall...

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Gay Bashing

Gay Bashing Gay bashing and gay bullying is an attack, abuse, or assault committed against a person who is perceived by the aggressor to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The attack may be physical or verbal. This can also include abuse, bullying or assaults perpetrated against a heterosexual person who the...

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Soulmate

Soulmate A soulmate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity.[1] This may involve similarity, love, romance, platonic relationships, comfort, intimacy, sexuality, sexual activity, spirituality, compatibility and trust.[2] Historical usages of the concept Plato In his dialogue The Symposium, Plato has Aristophanes present a story about soulmates....

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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another.[1] When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or...

Depression

What Is Depression? Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, and people experiencing depression may have feelings of dejection,...

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