Hey guys, It’s Tracy here.
I’ve been with Emerge since 2018 and love having the opportunity to hang out with young people and chat about life!
If you’re anything like me, you like to ask questions in life, and are always looking for answers!
I often find myself wondering things like…
“What makes me tick?”
“Why do hugs make me feel better?”
“Why do I struggle to receive gifts?”
I wonder if you have ever asked similar questions?
There is something in built in each of us that causes us to react in different ways but it isn’t always clear why. Well I’ve learnt some of it is related to our Love Languages!
Love languages are something that’s individual to each of us and as we grow, we begin to acknowledge the things that make us smile and bring happiness. We all give and receive love differently and through knowing how each of us give and receive we begin to understand ourselves and each other a little more.
The 5 love languages are:
We all have one or two main ways that are the most meaningful for us. It’s good for each of us to understand what our love language, and what our friend’s and family member’s are, so we can show each other how much we care in ways that are going to mean something to each of us.
For me, doing the love language quiz opened up understanding of how to make myself feel better and how to appreciate the difference between me and my friends.
I came out with Quality Time and Physical Touch as my top 2 love languages and for me this wasn’t really that surprising! This quiz taught me why spending time with people, having tea and chatting for hours means so much. I think that’s why I ended up in the role I am in – it taught me that people matter to me, they have a special place in my heart and I love prioritising that in my week – making sure I have two or three phone calls, tea dates or little walks helps me to feel worth it. Getting and giving hugs is also something I have learnt that I need to get through the tough days. When I chat about things with my friends they know that a hug makes me feel safe.
I wonder what your love language is?
Give the quiz a go and ping us a comment if you learn something about yourself 🙂
It’s not a tool to put you in a box or define you but it allows you to understand how your particular love language can bring happiness and improve the way we relate to one another.
Give it a go at https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes