sensory language

V    Visual - Seeing Oriented

Memory helped with pictures though can be distracted by them too, whilst not easily distracted by noise for example remember faces but not names. Bored and have difficulty following verbal instructions as their mind may wander. They'll be interested in the look of things. Use upper register of their voice.

The words they use - "I See..." "Looks great..." " The right point of view is..." "It Appears..." "Show me..." "It Dawned on me..." "Reveal... "I Envision it... "Illuminate... " "Imagine it like this..." "It's Clear..." " It's Foggy... "Focus on..." "it's Hazy..." "Crystal..." "Picture it...."

These people often stand or sit very erect. Their eyes look up when thinking. They most often breathe with the top of their lungs. They often lean forward on their chair and ton the balls of their feet when standing. They tend to be organized, neat, well-groomed and orderly. Appearances are important. They often have a thin and wiry body and move with fast sharp movements.


 

A    Auditory - Hearing Oriented

Can follow verbal instructions but also easily distracted by noise and voices. Learn by listening. They like talking on the phone and music. The sound of voices and words as well as those used important.

The words/expressions to listen for - "Do you Hear..." "Are you Listening..." "Sound(s) to me like..." "Make music..." "Harmonize..." "Tune in/out..." "Be all ears..." "Rings a bell..." "Silence..." "Be heard..." "Resonate..." "Deaf..." "Mellifluous..." "Dissonance..." "What's in Question..." "Unhearing..."

When thinking auditory people will move their eyes sideways. They tend to breathe from the middle of their chest. They often talk to themselves, some move their lips when thinking. They can repeat things back to you easily. They memorize by steps, procedures in sequence. They like to be TOLD how they’re doing and about feelings. They will be interested in what you have to say about what's going on.

 

K    Kinaesthetic - Touch/Feeling Oriented

They often use the lower register of their voice, talk slowly and maybe breathy.  The way people move, the feeling of touch is important. They learn by doing or "walking through" something. They will be interested in what feels right, their gut feeling.

These are words that "I get a Feel for..." "Stay Touch..." "Grasp..." "Get hold of..." "Slip through..." "Catch on..." "Tap into..." "Make contact..." "Throw out..." "Turn around..." "Hard..." "Unfeeling..." "Concrete..." "scrape get a handle solid

These people will typically be breathing from the bottom of their lungs, from their diaphragm like a singer. They often move gracefully and talk slowly, like they are translating feelings to words. They need less personal space than visual people. They generally look down when thinking.

 

AD    Auditory Digital - self-talk, information, labeling, logic, words orientation

They are talk to themselves inside and sometimes outside. They learn by breaking activities into steps, procedures, sequences. They want to know if things makes sense, logical. They can also cross over with other sensory representational systems.

The words they use - "I get a Sense of..." "Do you Experience..." "I Understand..." "I Think..." "Learn... "Process..." "Decide..." "Motivate..." "Consider this..." "Change..." "Perceive..." "Insensitive..." "Distinct..." "Conceive..." "Know..."

It is useful to be aware of how these inner worlds are expressed and how yours works if you want to be an effective communicator, want strong fun relationships, develop instant rapport and real intimacy that lasts or not depending on the person and the situation..

Visual

Memorize by seeing pictures and are less distracted by noise.  Often have trouble remembering and are bored by long verbal ‘instructions because their mind may wander.  They are interested by how the program looks.

Auditory

Typically are easily distracted by noise.  They can repeat things back to you easily & learn by listening.  They like music and like to talk on the phone.  Tone of voice and the words used can be important.

Kinaesthetic

Often they talk slowly and breathy.  They respond to physical rewards & touching. They memorize by doing or walking through something.  They will be interested in a program that feels right or gives them a gut feeling.

AD/Labelling

They spend a fair amount of time talking to themselves.  They memorize by steps, procedures, sequences. They will want to know the program makes sense.  They can also sometimes exhibit characteristics of other rep systems.

  • See
  • Look
  • View
  • Appear
  • Show
  • Dawn
  • Reveal
  • Envision
  • Illuminate
  • Imagine
  • Clear
  • Foggy
  • Focused
  • Hazy
  • Crystal
  • picture
  • Hear
  • Listen
  • Sound(s)
  • Make music
  • Harmonize
  • Tune in/out
  • Be all ears
  • Rings a bell
  • Silence
  • Be heard
  • Resonate
  • Deaf
  • Mellifluous
  • Dissonance
  • Question
  • Unhearing
  • Feel
  • Touch
  • Grasp
  • Get hold of
  • Slip through
  • Catch on
  • Tap into
  • Make contact
  • Throw out
  • Turn around
  • Hard
  • Unfeeling
  • Concrete
  • scrape
  • get a handle
  • solid
  • Sense
  • Experience
  • Understand
  • Think
  • Learn
  • Process
  • Decide
  • Motivate
  • Consider
  • Change
  • Perceive
  • Insensitive
  • Distinct
  • Conceive
  • Know


V    Visual

People who are visual often stand or sit with their heads and/or bodies erect, with their eyes up.  They will be breathing from the top of their lungs.  They often sit forward in their chair and tend to be organized, neat, well-groomed and orderly.  They memorize by seeing pictures, and are less distracted by noise.  They often have trouble remembering verbal instructions because their minds tend to wander.  A visual person will be interested in how your program LOOKS.  Appearances are important to them.  They are often thin and wiry.

A    Auditory

People who are auditory will move their eyes sideways (remember Richard Nixon?).  They breathe from the middle of their chest.  They typically talk to themselves, and are easily distracted by noise.  (some even move their lips when they talk to themselves.)  They can repeat things back to you easily, they learn by listening, and usually like music and talking on the phone.  They memorize by steps, procedures, and sequences (sequentially).  The auditory person likes to be TOLD how they’re doing, and responds to a certain tone of voice or set of words.  They will be interested in what you have to say about your program.

K    Kinaesthetic

People who are kinaesthetic will typically be breathing from the bottom of their lungs, so you’ll see their stomach go in and out when they breathe.  They often move and talk verrry slooowly.  They respond to physical rewards, and touching.  They also stand closer to people than a visual person.  They memorize by doing or walking through something.  They will be interested in your program if it “feels right”.

Ad    Auditory Digital (self talk, or labelling system)

This person will spend a fair amount of time talking to themselves.  They will want to know if your program “makes sense”.  The auditory digital person can exhibit characteristics of the other major representational systems.

The more you are aware of these fantastic inner worlds, the more fun and instant rapport you can have fun dancing in this ‘rave’ new world.

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