The Power of Love & Appreciation

1602+HeartAs part of our ongoing consumer research, we track consumer attitudes across a number of different dimensions. With Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, I decided to analyze our Q1 2016 survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers and examine responses to the question: “To what degree do you agree with the statement: I feel loved and appreciated.”

In the chart below, I compared “feeling loved and appreciated” with other consumer attitudes. Normally I provide commentary on the data we display. In this case, however, I just want you to look at the chart and think about your relationships with other people.


The bottom line: I hope that you feel, and make others feel, loved and appreciated

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I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

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