January 22, 2024

The Love Language of Words of Affirmation

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Words of Affirmation is a powerful form of love language. This form can be shared verbally - either face-to-face, over the phone, or via written messages - making this form especially suitable for long distance relationships.

People who value words of affirmation crave validation for their work, contributions, and feelings. Affirmations provide comfort that helps them feel loved, cared-for, and noticed by others. People who appreciate affirmations tend to be especially sensitive when exposed to criticisms from well-intentioned sources - even those that come in good spirits.

Individual Personality: One's environment of origin plays a large part in how they value verbal affirmation as adults. Affirmations may have been scarce during formative stages in their lives and this has had an impactful ripple-through to romantic partnerships, friendships and familial bonds.

Words of affirmation can be an efficient and cost-effective way of showing love; they're quick and simple to say spontaneously, making this form of expression particularly worthwhile. Understanding and using this love language properly are both crucial; in order to avoid using it in an unhelpful manner or making use of it manipulatively it is key that you listen and learn more about who you're with so as to tailor feedback directly towards their needs.

Start a list of compliments you can give people who rely on words of affirmation for love language, making sure to provide genuine ones and not overgeneralized or monotonous ones. Also consider starting every conversation off right by calling them something cute or unique like: "How are you, sweet pea?"

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