The Ancient Greek philosophers recognize the seven forms or kinds of love and essentially these are:
Familial love is a type of philia that relates to the love in between the parents and the children. Generally, storge is the liking born out of dependency or familiarity and, not like with philia or eros, it does not hang with the personal traits. People during the early stage of romantic relationship usually expect the unconditional storge, but discovers only the dependency and the need of eros.
The seal of friendship is the common goodwill. Aristotle thought that a person may bear goodwill to the other for one of the three reasons—these are being useful, being pleasant and being good, that is both virtuous and rational. Friendships started with goodness are usually associated not merely with the mutual benefit but with trust, companionship, and dependability.
Eros is the passionate or sexual love, and is the kind most akin to the modern create of romantic love. Appearing in the Greek myth, this is the shape of madness created by a Cupid’s arrows. This arrow breaks us and then we fall in-love. In the present time, eros has been combined with a broader life power, something akin to the Schopenhauer’s will, a basically blind procedures of striving for reproduction and endurance.
Agape is the universal love and these are our love for nature, or God and strangers. Agape is said to include the modern altruism concept, defined as the unselfish fear for others welfare. Altruism leaves a euphoric feeling or known as the helper’s high’. At the social level, altruism works as the sign of cooperative intentions with resource availability and partnering or mating potential. Generally, agape or altruism helps in maintaining and building the social, psychological, and environmental fabric which can enriches, shields, and sustain.
Philautia can either be healthy or unhealthy. Philautia is unhealthy akin to hubris. During the ancient Greece, the person that can be blamed of hubris if in any case, he places himself on top of gods, or over the greater good of many. Many thought that hubris will lead to the nemesis or destruction. Now, hubris has arrived to mean the inflated meaning of one’s abilities, accomplishments, or status, especially when attended by arrogance.