I thought because tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, we should talk about our love language.
One of my friends introduced me to this concept – she read Gary Chapman’s book, 5 Love Languages, and said that it made so much sense and she totally gets some of her family now.
There are 5 love languages – Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and
Words of Affirmation – this language uses words to affirm other people
Acts of Service – actions speak louder than words
Receiving Gifts – what makes some people feel most loved is to receive gifts
Quality Time – giving the other person your undivided attention
Physical Touch – nothing speaks deeper than an appropriate touch
There’s a test online here that I highly recommend you take. It’ll give you a result and it’s so very interesting.
Here are my results (in order) and oh my gosh, they are so appropriate.
- Quality Time – This is so very true. I enjoy spending time with people, especially The Hubster.
- Physical Touch – I agree with this one but only in part. I don’t love being touched (or being too close to) someone I don’t know or like. If I’m really annoyed with someone and they come close to me, I tend to freeze and feel really uncomfortable.
- Acts of Service – I can get on board with this one. When The Hubster takes out the garbage or stuff like that I do appreciate it, but honestly, it’s not like I’m so overcome with love.
- Words of Affirmation – I believe this is 4th for me. I would rather spend time with someone than hear them tell me they love me. I know it boils down to more than that, but work with me!
- Receiving Gifts – Who doesn’t love to get little gifts? We all do. But for some reason, present getting makes me uncomfortable. Anyone else? On the flip side, I feel like I love buying presents for others to let them know that I’m thinking of them.
So what do you guys think of the languages of love? Have any of you done this? I’d love to hear what your results were.