5 Love Languages You Should Know To Win Over People At Work
Original Reporting: Cleo.com.sg | Claire Soong
Have you heard about the five Love Languages? Originating from American author Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages, a Love Language refers to the way someone expresses and experiences love. Chapman suggests that as long as you are able to identify a person’s Love Language, you will be able to communicate your love to the other party in the way that they wish to receive love. With thousands of readers testifying to the book’s ability to help them improve their relationships, there may well be some legitimacy to those claims. However, besides bae, you can also use these tips to work on your relationship with the people whom you see and work with almost every day — your boss and colleagues.
To do that, first you will need to find out what language each person responds best to by testing them and observing what kind of behaviour they respond the most favourably to. If they begin to reciprocate a certain behaviour or become more amicable towards you, you most likely have identified their Love Language. Now, you can tailor your approach and work towards building stronger and healthier work relationships that will lead to a happier work life.
words of affirmation
Everyone appreciates a genuine compliment, but words of appreciation go even further with those that use this as their primary Love Language. If someone seems to be feeling underappreciated, casually bring up a project they recently completed, and mention a specific part you think they did particularly well. Watch out for the frequency in which you do this with your boss, or you risk being labelled a suck-up.