According to an Instagram graphic that therapist Alyssa Mancao, LCSW, posted, fostering a sense of closeness in any relationship (romantic or otherwise) requires a combination of all four types of intimacy: emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical.
What are 4 types of intimacy?
There are four types of intimacy:Experiential Intimacy: When people bond during leisure activities. Emotional Intimacy: When people feel safe sharing their feelings with each other, even uncomfortable ones. Intellectual Intimacy: When people feel comfortable sharing ideas and opinions, even when they disagree.More items
What are the 8 types of intimacy?
Volker and her womens group together developed a framework for eight types of intimate connections: affectional, emotional, social, intellectual, physical, aesthetical, sexual and spiritual.