Monday, November 9, 2015

speak my langauge

I am a words person. Well, I am a building relationships person, and that happens most efficiently for me via words. Have you ever read Gary Chapman's book, Five Love Languages? Well, this book was where it started with me understanding myself better. In his book, Chapman talks about how in relationships (and he refers to romantic relationships, but it works for all of them) that there are five different languages that people use to communicate:

The reason it's important to know someone else's love language is that you can express yourself to them in a way that is most comprehensible to them.

I tell you all this, because I got the best affirmation the other day at work from a colleague. Since I am a Words of Affirmation person, that goes a long way with me. Appreciation, in and of itself, is so important in the workplace, but paying attention to your colleagues, and trying to figure out the best way to appreciate them, well that is like magic.

So, to my person who made time to listen on Thursday night, and also share a little bit about themselves, know that your words have reinvigorated me, and I think I've got enough energy in me to keep on keepin' on for weeks on end!

On a side note, just check Chapman's book out on amazon, and noticed that there's a kids' version... and one for teenagers! This comes highly recommended!


How have the Love Languages influenced your work and/or relationships?


  1. I appreciate you. :) By the way, The 5 Love Languages is one of my favorite books. I'll have to grab a copy of The 5 Love Languages of Children, since I have yet to read it. Thanks for sharing!
    Literacy Loving Gals

  2. My sister, my mom, and I talk about "Love Languages" all the time and how ours might be different than other people in our family or work. It really does help understand what might be motivating to others. :)


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