Friday, November 7, 2008

5 Love Languages

Today one of my housemates sent out these "tests" on the five love languages because she wanted to see what we all were (or what speaks to us more might be the better way to put it). The first website I went to was an actual quiz, the second was the website about the book The Five Love Languages. I had heard of the book before and maybe briefly heard about what they were, but now "how mine rank." It was somewhat difficult taking the quiz as a single woman because they are more directed for one to think about how they feel love from their significant other. So mine were more hypothetical, what I would look for, what I would prefer. My top answer was quality time. I find that spending quality time with another, having their undivided attention, is very important. I can certainly be those one-on-one moments, but I also think phone calls can be nice too, especially when the other person listens and really cares about what you have to say. The same goes for friendships. I love hanging around people, with large groups, but I need my one-on-one time with friends as well!

My second highest ranked was physical touch. I think this is more true in significant relationships than just friendships. Sometimes people (girls) can be too "touchy-feely" and that gets annoying. But in relationships with guys, physical touch can be a huge thing, whether it is just a simple hug or arms touching. But guys, be careful! I think this is true about most women, we will look too far into physical touch and think it means something when you may not have thought that at all! I mean, seriously, how many times have we, as women, gotten excited over a simple (and maybe even accidental) action of arms touching while sitting near a guy?

These certainly are interesting to know about, especially in the context of a significant relationship, I think they are very important to know. The other love languages (besides quality time and physical touch) are: words of affirmation, receiving gifts, and acts of service.

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