Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Family Issues

Volume

38

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

311

DOI

10.1177/0192513X15570318

ISSN

1552-5481

Keywords

creativity, love, personality, couple relationships, relationship duration

Abstract

We examined the associations between love, personality, and creativity for people in relationships of varying durations. Participants (N =1,529) from regions across the U.S. completed an online survey. Consistent with prior work, we found that relationship length was negatively associated with passion, positively associated with commitment, and did not exhibit a significant association with intimacy. For personality, agreeableness was positively associated with passion, intimacy, and commitment, and conscientiousness was positively associated with intimacy and commitment. Additionally, openness was significantly associated with passion and intimacy for men, and emotional stability was significantly associated with intimacy for women. Of note, artistic creative behaviors were negatively associated with all three love components whereas everyday creative behaviors and self-assessed creativity were positively associated with each love component.

Comments

This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Campbell, K., & Kaufman, J. C. (2015). Do you pursue your heart or your art?: Creativity, personality, and love. Journal of Family Issues, 38(3), 1-25, which was published online at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0192513X15570318

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