“The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate” is a book written by Gary Chapman in 1995. It talks about how we want to give and want to receive love (not necessarily the same thing) and how those we love also want to receive and give love.
The awkward part comes in when these are not the same, or worse, not really compatible.
Below is a generic chart of some of the dos and don’ts of these languages.
Figuring out the languages of those we love means we can consciously shift our expression and expectations to match theirs.
While it is difficult to scientifically test these and there may be cultural differences, it is still a useful concept to consider.