Monday, October 28, 2013

Blog Challenge Day 28: Love Will Keep Me Together

Blog challenge is from Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine

Day 28:  What is your love language?

I read the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman back when I was a preschool teacher--an excellent read I might add.  I had as much fun learning each child's love language as I did finding out his learning style.  Fun, fun, and more fun.

I've never read the book for adults because I figured it was all about marriage (don't go there), so I had to take an online quiz to find out.  I scored high on three of the love languages (I told you I hate taking personality quizzes; I never score right).

The highest scoring language was Physical Touch.  From the website:
A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, and thoughtful touches on the arm—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive. Appropriate and timely touches communicate warmth, safety, and love to you.
Sounds about right.  I also scored high on Receiving Gifts and Quality Time: 
[Receiving Gifts] Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures. Gifts are heartfelt symbols to you of someone else’s love and affection for you.
[Quality Time] 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. Whether it's spending uninterrupted time talking with someone else or doing activities.
I scored nearly equally on all three; 9 on the first, 8 on the other two.  Does that mean I'm easy to love, or that I'm too needy?  The website doesn't answer that!

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