Woman with headphonesEvery person receives and processes information from the external world through the doorways of the five senses.

Three of these senses, namely: sight, hearing, and feeling, are greater equipped to act as filters and process incoming data. These are called the Learning Channels. This information is then recorded onto our brains as sensory imprints which are later translated into thoughts, words and action translated through our personal map of reality. Generally, one of these three learning channels is more developed than the other and it is through this channel that the individual learns and makes distinctions. The dominant sense or channel is referred to as our primary representational system and individuals are referred to as being VISUAL, AUDITORY, OR KINESTHETIC. Although you use all of the representational systems to process information, this self-test will help you determine your bias.

Check the FIRST response that you relate to in each question. When finished, review your score totals at the bottom of the page.

When you relate wonderfully with someone you just meet, you experience:



The way you memorize names or telephone numbers is:



On an outing to the beach, what most attracts you is:



You tend to communicate what is going on with you by:



When you decorate a room you strive to:



While listening to music, what is your INNER reaction?



When you go to a movie, you are MOST affected by:



When installing a difficult new program in your computer you are likely to:



When you are filled with well-being, your relationship to the outer world is:



An associate made a proposal that you are not in agreement with. The statement youmost identify with is:



What turns you on most in love-making is:



When you fall in love, the first thing that you are aware of is:



When traveling to new places, the FIRST thing you notice is:



When driving in a new city and lost, you would:



Some of your favorite activities are:



In order to sleep comfortably at night, what’s most important to you is:



Your scores are:

👁 Visual: 0

👂 Auditory: 0

Kinesthetic: 0

The sense with the highest score is likely represents the sense that you prefer for storing information in your brain as well as your communication style. You will usually find that one sense outscores the other, with another one close by. The third sense would be the weakest or least used representation system. It is also not unusual to find the scores evenly distributed among the senses.