This report applies your results from the Interpersonal Communication Indicator (ICI®) assessment to help you identify what your primary and secondary “love languages” are and how your reported communication preferences relate to others. Knowing your emotional language, and learning about your partner’s, can help you appreciate the strengths and uniqueness that both bring to the relationship, understand how these special qualities combine in the most optimal and rewarding way, and ensure that efforts at a constructive relationship remain productive. The ICI® tool was developed by Dr Gary Townsend and Michelle Townsend and is based on Dr Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages interpersonal communication model.
“It is the choice to expend energy in an effort to benefit the other person, knowing that if his or her life is enriched by your effort, you too will find a sense of satisfaction – the satisfaction of having genuinely loved another. It does not require the euphoria of the “in love” experience. In fact, true love cannot begin until the “in love” experience has run its course.”
Dr Gary Chapman
Why understand communication
This report is only one small aspect of the entire process of understanding what is important to you when you communicate and relate to your partner. When deciding what your communication preference is, always keep in mind that you ultimately know what makes you happy and what keeps your “love tank” filled. This report is designed to point you in the most probable direction and together with your knowledge of yourself, and with the guidance of the person providing the feedback, you will reach an understanding of what your communication preference is.
This report will help:
- Identify your Primary and Secondary communication Style
- Understand what this means for you as an individual
- Identify the possible strengths and opportunities of your language preference within a relationship
- Appreciate the value of all the other communication styles and develop a deeper understanding of how they relate to others
- Plan your relationship strategy and action steps
The ICI® measures five communication styles as proposed by Dr Gary Chapman in The Five Love Languages: How to express heartfelt commitment to your partner. They are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. These communication mechanisms represent our most preferred and secondary communication style.
WORDS OF AFFIRMATION: finding fulfillment and love through verbal compliments or words of appreciation
QUALITY TIME: finding fulfillment and love when given undivided attention
RECEIVING GIFTS: finding fulfillment and love when given tangible gifts
ACTS OF SERVICE: finding fulfillment and love when things are done for them
PHYSICAL TOUCH: finding fulfillment and love when they are physically touched
ICI® Profile Report
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