Gift-giving doesn't usually do much for me, since I usually dislike the gifts, don't need them, and prefer to choose things for myself. Well-timed and selected acts of service, though, tell me my SO is really thinking about me, understands my needs, and is willing to make them a priority. Part of this is just doing the things he says he will do (his share of the chores, etc.). On the other hand, he will also make me tea when I am working, do one of my chores so I don't have to, pick up something at the store he knows I need, etc. I consider this the best kind of gift, since it lets me spend more time on things I prefer to be doing, or to work on something with fewer interruptions. It also makes me just plain feel cared for.
Well, so far there seems to be an initial correlation between NT's and disliking the gift giving. (and now there will be some pesky NT coming along who waxes eloquent about how much they adore getting gifts.)
To clarify my own love of receiving gifts, I only like them when they are unique and thoughtful. My mom was a genius at this kind of gift giving. She would listen to what you would say and at Christmas, birthday, or "just because" you would get the most awesome gift you never knew existed. Sometimes she would hand make it herself, and other times it was something she had another artist make.
Random gifts like bath and body products, or things that have obviously been regifted, are not appreciated by me. For one, I feel like I am not obligated to get them something, and for two, it tells me they put no thought into it.
I once got a gift that ended up being a thoughtful gift I had made for them. Ehl oh ehl.
Hrmm what I give is not necessarily what I require in love language.
I tend to give Quality Time and Acts of Service. I used to do Words of Affirmation a lot more than acts of service, but ultimately found that too... vulnerable. Perhaps with the right person that would change.
I tend to need Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch.
"There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
I would also really like to see if any of these love languages seem to correlate with type, but not a lot of people seem to have posted here.
The NF's that posted here seem to mostly like physical touch.
It's a bit surprising to me that there are some NT's here who have physical touch as their first choice. These two don't really seem like they'd go together, IMO.
My super INTP dad told me that that is his #1 with quality time right afterwards. And by super, I mean that when he took the official test for work he only scored 1 point on the F side. I was pretty surprised myself.