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February 24, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

Love Birds

Love Birds

I received this for Valentine’s day, not, Ben assured me, because he thinks we need couple’s therapy but because he heard that it is an interesting read. I have to say I have really enjoyed this book, instead of making me feel negatively about my relationship it has only served to make me determined to be a better girlfriend and to understand my partner’s behaviour more.

One of the best things about this book is that it reads like friendly advice, it is quirky, interesting and funny and explores human behaviour and personality types with startling accuracy. The first quiz separately places you and your partner in to one of two groups (Sky or Ground birds) and gives an explanation of the traits the author most associates with that bird (personality) type. This section is quite broad and I didn’t agree with some of the over-generalisations but stick with it because the second quiz (although a bit complicated) further categorises you in to you love bird type and, I found, gave a much better idea of what both Ben and I are like.

Be prepared to nod your head in approval and have your flaws (gently) pointed out to you (who knew that not being a morning person and being messy could annoy someone!). Everyone likes to believe they are unique, and whilst this book is careful to point out that it doesn’t take away from that, it is interesting to see how our traits and habits work/don’t work together so we can live more harmoniously with our significant other. Trevor Silvester is careful to say that not everyone, in a certain category, will have every single trait and that people will often fit in to more than one bird type which he accounts for in his quizzes. I would say that if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend who isn’t really in to sitting in bed on a Sunday morning doing quizzes with you then you won’t enjoy it as much as I did (that makes us sound old!) so perhaps warn your partner before you buy it if you expect them to partake.

Ben and I turned out to be quite different which just goes to show opposites really do attract! x


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  1. Mary / Feb 24 2013 10:49 am

    Sounds really cool! X

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