Tuesday, August 9, 2016
How Do You Apologize? - Thinkjoust Tuesday #59
Last week, we talked all about the five love languages. Let's keep going!
So now we know that there are different ways to express love. I would go so far as to say that there are also different ways to apologize.
For example, I am someone who easily gives and easily accepts verbal apologies. If you seem sincere, I'll probably forgive you for anything.* At the same time, in order to make up for my particularly egregious errors, I might also try to offer the affected party some service (like cleaning something for them) or give them a gift (probably a meal).
In essence, my apologies have connections to my three weakest love languages (words of affirmation, service, and gifts). My theory is that I subconsciously think my apologies are more effective when I'm doing something for the other person that I don't typically like to do.
Does this extend to everyone?
So how about you? Do you apologize with your top love language, or do you tend to apologize using languages you're not as strong in? Be sure to leave your comments, and I'll respond to them this Saturday!
*And you'll get bonus points if you apologize for something I didn't even bring up.