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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Virtue Category

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 In Action

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).

Examples of Love


  • Frozen
  • Away From Her
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Cinema Paradiso
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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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