Monday, January 4, 2010

Five Love Languages

Have you ever heard of the five love languages? There's a book about it by Gary Chapman, which I actually haven't read. But you can do a quick test on the official website. You can take it here
Basically, Gary Chapman says that there are five basic ways that we express love. Each of us has a primary way (or maybe two) that we use the most. The five are:

1. Words of Affirmation
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Physical Touch

It's interesting to know what your primary one is and the primary ones of those around you, so that you can best show your love in the way that matters most to them. 

I just took the test and these were my results.

Your Scores (Out of 30 questions)

10 Words of Affirmation
8 Quality Time
0 Receiving Gifts
5 Acts of Service
7 Physical Touch

Interpreting and Using Your Profile Score

The highest score indicates your primary love language (the highest score is 12). It’s not uncommon to have two high scores, although one language does have a slight edge for most people. That just means two languages are important to you.

The lower scores indicate those languages you seldom use to communicate love and which probably don’t affect you very much on an emotional level.

So as you can see, my primary love language is Words of Affirmation, followed closely by Quality Time and Physical Touch. And check out my score for Receiving Gifts. Ha. Now these scores obviously don't mean that you don't use that language at all, it's just not your primary love language.

You can read more about the languages here.

Anyway, I strongly encourage that you check it out, take the "test" and encourage your family/friends to take it too.

Oh, and if you're comfortable, post your results in the comments below! I'm interested in knowing. (But no pressure)


Logan D said...

4 Words of Affirmation
9 Quality Time
1 Receiving Gifts
7 Acts of Service
9 Physical Touch
There you go, though I was wondering who is your wife since neither of us have a wife? So what do you think of my results?

Dan said...

Very interesting! Some parts of it, I guessed, others not so much.

Anonymous said...

I was really surprised with my results.

8 Physical touch
8 Quality time
7 Words of affirmation
7 Acts of service
0 Receiving Gifts

I could have guessed physical touch and words of affirmation.....and probably quality time......but not acts of service.

-you'll never guess