If Love is your top strength you value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.

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Love falls under the virtue category of Humanity. Humanity describes strengths that manifest in caring relationships with others. These strengths are interpersonal and are mostly relevant in one-on-one relationships.

Key Concepts

There are four types of love, each with a biological and evolutionary base:

  • Attachment love: parent for child; child for parent

  • Compassionate/altruistic love: kindness

  • Companionate love: friendship

  • Romantic love: spouse/partner/boyfriend/girlfriend

Building Love

Love Motto

Be a warm and strong listener.

Exercises for Boosting Love

Convey love at work by making an effort to understand who you’re working with, finding out what is important to them and engaging with them on the topic regularly.

Engage in a favorite activity with a loved one (e.g., hiking, going to an amusement park, biking, walking in the park, swimming, camping, jogging).


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Greatest Love of All
The Word – Beatles
Great Big Love – Bruce Cochburn
Both Hands – Ani DiFranco
Shower the People – James Taylor
Love Train – The O’Jays
Shelter – Ray La Montagne
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Where Does Love Fall In Your Strengths Profile?

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