HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 2 no. 1 (1965)

Person and Personality

Ma. Viloria Herman

Discipline: Psychology, Social Science, Personality



Recently in a round-table discussion on Christian charity, someone made the observation that "to love is a phenomenal commitment of the psychological rather than the metaphysical person." The statement deserves a thoughtful consideration, particularly on the level of the immediately observable: the 'phenomenon' of a personal dynamic energy of the human love. As the saying goes, 'love comes to everyone'; and philosophers, psychologists, poets, romanticists, mystics and theologians - each one of them has a number of meanings to assign to it. Whether active or passive, love falls under various headings according to each one's viewpoint.