Friday, March 23, 2012

Love Language

<<<<<<< Ever noticed that people say this differently?

In a comment to my post "Don't Touch Me," Alana mentioned this theory called the "Love Languages." I thought the idea that we express, receive and interpret "love" was fascinating, but I didn't pursue it right away.

But then one of my other friends mentioned it, and I had to do some research XD I found a quiz on the Five Languages of Love and decided to see what it had to say.

You could score a total of 12 points for each category. According to the Love Languages Theory, here's what makes me feel loved:

Quality Time 9
Acts of Service 8
Words of Affirmation 6
Physical Touch 4
Receiving Gifts 3

"In Quality Time, nothing says “I love you” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes you feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed activities, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful."

Somewhat surprisingly accurate, I think. I was kind of glad to see that physical touch wasn't dead last. I don't want to feel like a cold person all the time XD

I never thought about people feeling loved by receiving gifts, which makes sense considering it's my lowest score. To me, the other four categories are the best gifts. {Well, the first three anyway. Hah.}

If you're interested in figuring out your "Love Language," click HERE. Fascinating.

Thanks for enlightening me, Alana :) This was fun.



  1. 7 Words of Affirmation
    10 Quality Time
    2 Receiving Gifts
    4 Acts of Service
    7 Physical Touch

    so funny!!!! (gifts? not for me too!)
    thanks for sharing this thing, it's really interesting!

  2. 10 Quality Time
    7 Physical Touch
    5 Receiving Gifts
    5 Words of Affirmation
    3 Acts of Service

    Wow.. I guess quality time is more important to me. oh well lol.

    I'm glad I made you think :P

    Love always,

  3. This was cool!
    I got quality time.

  4. My top two are Quality time, and physical touch. Interesting.

    P.S. At my house (because of my 4 yr old nephew) we say, "I'm going to Shake a Tower" instead of Take a Shower. :)

  5. dude, i love the love languages. it helps me understand some people so much better. and i'm totally a physical touch/quality time person. that is definitely how i feel loved and show love, so i have a really hard time understanding how to show love to a person who doesn't like to be touched lol.

  6. I just took the quiz and it told me my highest were quality time, acts of service, and physical touch...that wasn't surprising to me at all, but I still think this is an extremely useful quiz. :) Interesting, too!