Learning a second or third language is always beneficial. Being able to communicate with more people is always useful, and can help advance your career. Not to mention the social doors being multilingual can open.
There’s five languages, though, that are universally understood. In some ways, they are the most allusive for most people. However, you can easily become proficient if you are willing to try. They are the love languages.
How Many Love Languages Are There?
Author, Gary Chapman the love languages. He presented five languages that cover the entire scope of human interactions. Every person “speaks” a combination of these five.
Learning which language you understand best, as well as what language speaks best to your loved one can transform your relationship.
What Are the Five Love Languages?
In his book, Chapman, devotes a chapter to each of these languages. A specific combination of these languages speak to each persons heart and steer how they show love to others.
Words of Affirmation –
Speakers of this language yearn to be praised. They need to know that other value what they do. They thrive on verbal affirmation as well as written love notes.
Quality Time –
Spending time relaxing together. Sharing a favorite activity. Planning an afternoon of uninterrupted time. All of these are the nuances of this love language. Speakers long for others to clear their schedule and focus on enjoying each others’ company.
Receiving Gifts –
This is not just a desire to be showered with trinkets or treasures. A speaker of this language isn’t focused on the money spent. Instead, they find pleasure and reassurance in the thoughtfulness, effort, and love put into choosing the gift. Even small gifts speak volumes to their hearts when done with affection.
Acts of Service –
This love language is expressed in doing not being or buying. Folding the clothes, sweeping the floor, painting the garage all make speakers of this language swoon. They live not just to be served, because most are very industrious themselves, but thrive on small actions done with love.
Physical Touch –
Like, the Faith Hill song, speakers of this language love the way they are loved.
Ooh, I love the way you
Love the way you love me
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be
Ooo, to feel the way I feel with your arms around me
I only wish that you could see the way you love me
They yearn to be loved with outward demonstrations, saying “I love you” is nothing compared to showing.
Why Learn the 5 Love Languages?
Just as speaking the native tongue while traveling will make your journey easier and more comfortable, speaking the love language of your loved one will improve your relationship. Who doesn’t want to understand their significant other better?
Since everyone speaks some combination of these languages, this has a wider benefit, too. Building relationships, understanding our neighbors near and far is a recipe for unity and peace. Becoming proficient in the languages of love can have global impacts.
How Can I Learn the 5 Love Language?
Like any other language, learning these takes study and a bit of work. The good news is it will not take you years to master.
Joining a study group or course is the easiest way to become fluent quickly. At Global Learn Day we love learning. Our mission is to bring together the One Planet, One People. We also love providing educational opportunities for all.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are teaming up with Online Training Institutes to let our friends and followers learn these special languages for FREE!
Coupon Code LOVE will give free access to the 5 Love Languages Mini-Course until February 14th! Give more than a gift this Valentine’s Day, give the gift of understanding and better relationship by learning to speak the oldest language in the world–the language of love!