Know Your Love Language? There Are Also 5 Apology Languages — Here's What They Entail
You've probably already heard about the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, physical touch, and acts of service. These languages are ways people give and receive love best. (And if you're like me, you don't just know about them, you're also obsessed with learning more.) However, you may not be as familiar with the five apology languages.
Created by Dr. Gary Chapman, the author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, and Dr. Jennifer Thomas, the apology languages are ways we heal hurt and ways we want others to heal our own hurt. By knowing the apology language of your friend, family member, partner, coworker, etc., you can apologize to them more effectively in the way that means most to them. The five apology languages are listed in Dr. Chapman and Dr. Thomas's book, When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right With Those You Love (previously named The Five Languages of Apology), and they are: expressing regret, accepting responsibility, making restitution, genuinely repenting, and requesting forgiveness.
If you're interested in knowing your apology language, you can take The Apology Language Quiz, and for more details on what each one entails using information from that quiz, keep reading.