The Power of Flowers

Every day we send gifts to friends and family. Whether its their birthday, anniversary, they might have just had a child or simply to say thank you for a deed they have done for you, you want to let them know you grateful. According to new research they types of gifts we choose say a lot about our personalities.

Researcher Jeanette Haviland-Jones, director of Rutgers university human emotions lab led the research into how the gifts we choose says things about us and how we are perceived by the person who receives the gifts. The research showed that a person using flowers as a gift to send are perceived to be successful, caring and emotionally intelligent people.

More specific findings show that:

  • Men and women who send flowers are perceived as happy, strong, capable, achieving and courageous people.

  • Men and women show that the can emotionally understand their feelings and the feelings of others.

  • Women are also perceived to have a better eye and be more appreciative of beauty and nature.

 Doctor Haviland-Jones claims, “Our findings show that you can influence and change what people think of you in a significant way through the gifts you give. That news is particularly important to those interested in enhancing friendships and romances, even business relationships”.

 Dr. Haviland-Jones has also done research on flowers before claiming that flowers give instant delight and happiness. She added, “Flowers have evolved to activate positive emotional responses from people. Each bloom has the potential to put a smile on our face and sway our opinion of a friend, colleague or loved one. That’s powerful”.