Thank you for completing the Representational Systems Quiz! You found the quiz different, didn’t you?
To have come to this page, it means that you are curious to know more about yourself and how you make sense of the world. It also means that you are ready to get in touch with how you might be building better rapport with others, communicating effectively and understanding your love language.
I received feedback from some participants about their experience with the quiz. Some found it super easy to complete and breezed through it. Others found it hard to make sense of the instructions, keyed in their responses incorrectly, and were asked to re-do the quiz. Some found certain questions to be more challenging to answer as the options seemed rather similar to each other while others found the options clearly different.
SAME test, SAME instructions, yet different people made sense of the quiz differently!
Before you go on, you will find it useful to read my blog-post here. The blog-post explains why it is important for you to understand what are representational systems and how people use them to make sense of the world.
In this article, I provide a meta-view of the traits of people using the Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic and Internal Dialogue representational systems. While we all have a main one that we use most often, it is also possible that you might use a different one in specific contexts so it is important that you reflect on how you are using your preferred representational systems in your life.
Visual people like to see actual things or visualise things in their mind.
Auditory people like to listen to different sounds and tonalities. They tend to:
Kinaesthetic people are usually in touch with their feelings, instincts and the sensations that they experience. They tend to:
Internal Dialogue processing is about the language and actual words that we use to describe what is going on in our other senses. A person using the Internal Dialogue representational system converts the information from his or her senses into language.
They tend to:
Some self-reflection questions for you:
My preferred representational system is Kinaesthetic, followed closely by Visual. For decision-making, I use the Kinaesthetic representational system in my personal life and the Internal Dialogue representational system at work. My learning style is Visual and I absorb information best by writing things on paper repeatedly. For relationships, I am Kinaesthetic. You will often hear me say: “I enjoy being with this person because of how he or she makes me FEEL!” I value experiences and that’s the key element I use when evaluating whether training workshops and lifestyle choices.
Over to you.
Now that you are more aware of how you are making sense of the world, you are wondering how you might know the preferred representational systems of people around you.
There are a couple of ways. You could ask them to do the Representational Systems Quiz here. Alternatively, hit me up for a virtual coffee chat and I will give you some tips! Did you just notice my use of a Kinaesthetic word?