Showing posts with label how to know you're in love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to know you're in love. Show all posts

Saturday, February 12, 2022

5 Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples


Scale name: Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples (LLPP)

Scale overview: The LLPP is a 50 item forced-choice measure developed by Chapman. There are 12 statements for each love language and each language is paired 3 times.

Author: Gary Chapman

Response Type

Subscales: There are 5 subscales corresponding to the 5 Love Language


Sample items:

10. It's more meaningful to me when...

     A. I hear my partner tell me, "I'm proud of you."

     D. my partner helps me with a task.

7.  It's more meaningful to me when...

C. my partner gives me a gift.

A. I hear "l love you" from my partner.


Reliability: Scales based on the 5 love languages have reported acceptable alpha levels. See Bland and McQueen (2018) for a summary.

Validity: The model of the 5 love languages has received general support in studies using different measures of the 5 love languages. Bland and McQueen (2018) examined the LLPP and found evidence that couples with similar love language preferences were more likely to report relationship satisfaction.

Availability: Link to the: love language quiz available online.

For a pdf version of the LLPP, see the link to Chapman 2015 below.

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Bland, A. M., & McQueen, K. S. (2018). The distribution of Chapman’s love languages in couples: An exploratory cluster analysis. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice7(2), 103–126.

Chapman, G. (2015). Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples. Retrieved from

Love Languages books by Gary Chapman. Chapman has a number of books explaining the five love languages.




 Reference for using scales in research:

Creating Surveys on AMAZON or GOOGLE



Reference for clinicians on understanding assessment

Applied Statistics Concepts for Counselors on AMAZON or GOOGLE


Resource Link for more tests:  A – Z Test Index

Link to Sternberg's Triangular Love Scale

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

LOVE -How to measure love

Can you measure love? Robert Sternberg thinks so.

Early clinical perspectives on love can be found in the works of Freud and Maslow. But scientific approaches have looked at the many dimensions of love in the last few decades.

One popular theory is the Triangular Theory of Love presented by Robert J. Sternberg. As the name implies, there are three constructs in this theory of interpersonal love: Intimacy, passion, and commitment/decision (see Sternberg, 1986, for an explanation). Sternberg referred to each with a "temperature" rating from hot to cool--see the parentheses below.

Intimacy refers to lovers’ emotional investment in their relationship (feeling close, connected, bonded, a measure of "warmth").

Passion refers to lovers’ motivational involvement in their relationship (romance, attraction, sex, a measure of "hot").

Commitment/decision refer to lovers’ thoughts about their relationship in terms of decision (I love…) and commitment to the long-term relationship (a measure of "cool").


The scale has 45-items, which are rated on a 9-point scale. The end points are 1 = Not at all and 9 = Extremely. The midpoint label of 5 = Moderately. The other numbers do not have text labels. 

Each of the three dimensions (intimacy, passion, commitment/decision) include 15 items.

Following are examples (I will post a link to the full scale below).

______ 1. I am actively supportive of ____________’s well-being.
______ 2. I have a warm relationship with ____________.

______ 18. My relationship with ____________ is very romantic.
______ 19. I find ____________ to be very personally attractive.


______ 31. I know that I care about ____________.
______ 32. I am committed to maintaining my relationship with ____________.

Ad. Read more about love in Chapter 10 of Living Well: 10 Big Ideas of Faith and a Meaningful Life


Ad. Educators, researchers, and students may want to add a love scale to their survey projects.

Reliability and Validity

The values reported in the 1997 article indicate high reliability values in the .80s and .90s. Factor analyses supported the three-part theory. Validity values were also favorable. For example, Sternberg compared his scale to the Rubin Scales.

Links to the full scale (I do not guarantee these external links work). If they do not work, try using a search engine to find the Sternberg Triangular Theory of Love scale.

Resource Link to more testsA – Z Test Index

 ad. Clinicians may want to use some or all of the items in their counseling practice.

Applied Statistics: Concepts for Counselors


Sternberg, R. J. (1986). A triangular theory of love. Psychological Review, 93, 119-135.

Sternberg, R. J. (1997). Construct validation of a triangular love scale. European Journal of Social Psychology, 27, 313-335.

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