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Fatal Attraction

  • By: Diane Felmlee
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Fatal attraction refers to a relationship process in which a quality that an individual comes to dislike in an intimate partner closely relates to one that was attractive and initially appealing. The disliked quality often appears as an exaggerated form of ...

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