If Connecticut Was a Person, What Would It’s Love Language Be?
Back in 1992 Dr. Gary Chapman published a relationship counseling book called "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts."
The concept is this, there are basically five categories all people fall into, in terms of how they identify, receive and give love. Here are the 5 Love Languages:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Physical Touch
- Acts of Service
- Receiving Gifts
Words of Affirmation: According to MBG: "People with words of affirmation as a love language value verbal acknowledgments of affection, including frequent I love you's, compliments, words of appreciation."
Quality Time: According to MBG: "People whose love language is quality time feel the most adored when their partner actively wants to spend time with them and is always down to hang out. They particularly love when active listening, eye contact, and full presence are prioritized hallmarks in the relationship"
Physical Touch: According to MBG: "People with physical touch as their love language feel loved when they receive physical signs of affection, including kissing, holding hands, cuddling on the couch, and sex. Physical intimacy and touch can be incredibly affirming and serve as a powerful emotional connector for people with this love language. The roots go back to our childhood, Motamedi notes, some people only felt deep affection and love by their parents when they were held, kissed, or touched. "
Acts of Service: According to MBG: "If your love language is acts of service, you value when your partner goes out of their way to make your life easier. It's things like bringing you soup when you're sick, making your coffee for you in the morning, or picking up your dry cleaning for you when you've had a busy day at work."
Receiving Gifts: According to MBG: "Gifts is a pretty straightforward love language: You feel loved when people give you "visual symbols of love," as Chapman calls it. It's not about the monetary value but the symbolic thought behind the item. People with this style recognize and value the gift-giving process: the careful reflection, the deliberate choosing of the object to represent the relationship, and the emotional benefits from receiving the present."
Now that we're up to speed, answer this question for me. If the State of Connecticut were a person, what would it's Love Language be?
I think this is a layup, it's Receiving Gifts all day. Gimme this, gimme that, gimme, gimme, gimme. I think you could make a case for Quality Time. Everyone who leaves here bolts over any holiday weekend to spend quality time elsewhere.
CT does not handle that well, constantly running state tourism commercials showing off the five things we have to do here. Hey wait, hold up Visit CT, we're still Revolutionary! Wait, I'll do that freaky thing you like if you don't go to Daytona this year.
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