Using NLP and Coaching to Build Successful Relationships at Work (5)

Are you Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic or a Thinker?

HOW TO TELL WHETHER YOU ARE VISUAL, AUDITORY, KINESTHETIC OR A THINKER

For each of the following statements, please place a number next to every phrase. Use the following system to indicate your preferences:

4 = Closest to describing you                 

3 = Next best description

2 = Next best              

1 = Least descriptive

1. I make important decisions based on:

___ gut level feelings.

___ which way sounds the best.

___ what looks best to me.

___ precise review and study of the issues.

2. During an argument, I am most likely to be influenced by:

___ the other person’s tone of voice.

___ whether or not I can see the other person’s argument.

___ the logic of the other person’s argument.

___ whether or not I feel I am in touch with other person’s true feelings.

3. I most easily communicate what is going on with me by:

___ the way I dress and look.

___ the feelings I share.

___ the words I choose.

___ the tone of my voice.

4. It is easiest for me to:

___ find the ideal volume and tuning on a stereo system

___ select the most intellectually relevant point concerning an interesting subject

___ select the most comfortable furniture

___ select rich, attractive colour combinations

5.

___ I am very attuned to the sounds of my surroundings.

___ I am very adept at making sense of new facts and data.

___ I am very sensitive to the way articles of clothing feel on my body.

___ I have a strong response to colours and to the way a room looks.

How to work out your score:

Step One: Copy your answers from the test to the lines below.

1 2 3 4 5
____K____A____V____Ad

 

____A____V____Ad____K

 

 ____V____K____Ad____A

 

 ____A____Ad____K____V

 

 ____A____Ad____K____V

 

Step Two:  Add the numbers associated with each letter. There will be five entries for each letter.

V A Ad K
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2
3
4
5
TOTALS

Step Three: The comparison of the totalled scores gives the relative preference for each of the four major representational systems.

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