Do You Know Your Love Language?
My friends have been talking about for years.
You take a quiz of so many questions and then it tallies your score and breaks it down from the 5 types:
1. Words of Affirmation
2. Acts of Service
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Quality Time
5. Physical Touch
Just like any other self-examination quiz, I have a hard time answering the way I want to be vs the way I am.
My Love Language
Quality time is usually my #1. But more recently I learned how important physical touch is to me in relationships. Just like other things in life when it is absent you have more awareness, but if it’s always there you can take it for granted.
I like receiving words of affirmation to a certain extent, but then action needs to take over, because to me it’s easy to say the right things, but difficult to do them.
Why it’s Important
But I love this because it starts the conversation with our loved ones of what we want more of or less of and can ultimately better our relationships.
My boyfriend back in high school used to clean and wash my car. I was of course super annoyed because I couldn’t figure out why he would spend time doing that (act of service) rather than spend time (quality time) next to me on the couch or at the pool. I felt ignored and he felt underappreciated.
But what if we took the concepts of the Love Languages and could have a conversation about it?
The Love Languages gives us a concrete way to define our relationship struggles and in turn fix them. I think it’s a win-win.
Also, this just isn’t about romantic relationships. There’s a quiz for children too. My 8 year old cousin knows her Love Language and share it with others; even her softball coach.
We all want to be loved, but we all have different ways of giving and receiving love.
Click here to take the quiz and find out your love language!
There’s No Better Time Than Now,