Love Languages

Personal love languages can be one of the most valuable things to learn about the
members of a group you are working in. If you are unfamiliar with love languages, there are five
love languages that describe how people prefer to receive and give love. These apply to all kinds
of relationships. The love languages are words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, acts
of service, and gift-giving. By taking a quick online quiz you can learn how you prefer to receive
love from others. Knowing this about yourself, and being able to share with others can be
incredibly valuable when working with a group. When you know how to treat people you work
in a way that makes them feel appreciated and loved, your group can work more cohesively. It is
also really helpful to have a way to communicate what is most important for your emotional
needs. The more you know about yourself, the better you will be at expressing your needs to
others and feeling more validated and loved in the process. As leaders, we know how important
communication is, and knowing the love languages of your group members will lead to a more
cohesive, productive and happy collaborative environment.