Communications Representational Test

Read each of the statements, and choose which one from a,b,c, or d is your preferred preference for each question. 

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I make important decisions based on:

a. Gut level feelings


b. Which way sounds the best


c. What looks best to me


 d.Precise review and study of the issues


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

a. Whether or not I am in touch with the person's point of view


b. The other person's tone of voice


c. Whether or not I can see the other person's point of view


d. The logic of the other person's argument


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

a. The feelings I share


b. The tone of my voice


c. The way I dress and look


d. The words I choose


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The first thing I would do when moving into a new home is:

a. Get comfortable


b. Set up my stereo


c. Make it look right


d. Make sure everything is put in its proper place


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I find that: 

a. I am very sensitive to other people's feelings


b. I am very aware of the sounds of my surrounding


c. I easily notice changes in the way places or people look


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


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In order to know if someone is doing a good job I need to:

a. Do the job with them or experience some aspect of their job


b. Listen to a description of the way they are doing their work


c. See them do the job


d. Have the facts & figures on the work that has been done


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I find that in a class or workshop presentation, I take most notice of information that:

a. I can learn by doing an activity or exercise


b. I can hear, such as what the presenter is saying


c. I can see, such as slides, white board or pictures


d. Is presented in terms of facts and figures


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When meeting a person for the first time, I initially:

a. Get a sense about the person


b. Notice what they have to say


c. Notice what they look like


d. Assess the person


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I notice other peoples' altering moods by:

a. A shift in their energy


b. A shift in their vocal tone 


c. A change in their physiology 


d. A comparison of how they were before


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I admire most in others their:

a. Ability to be in touch with their feelings


b. Ability to speak eloquently


c. Ability to present themselves well


d. Ability to articulate their thoughts


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I know its time to relax when:

a. My body is tired or stressed out


b. I start sounding annoyed or irritated


c. I notice how much I've accomplished


d. I know everything is done


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I perform best when:

a. I am under pressure


b. Someone tells me what to do


c. I see my results come to fruition


d. I understand the specifics of the task


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Your Primary Representation system is Kinesthetic 

Kinaesthetic is the Representational System dealing with feelings and sensations. It can be internal or external.

Those that have Kinaesthetic as their lead representational system like to get a feel for things and people. They need to feel the garment, squeeze the melon, brush away dust and pet hairs, picks things up and play with them. They need to be doing. And they process information slower than the visual and auditory people, often looking down while you are presenting- they are literally getting a feel for what it is you are presenting.

Your Primary Representation system is 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.

Your Primary Representation system is 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 organised, neat, well-groomed and orderly. They memorise 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.

Your Primary Representation system is Internal Dialogue  

This person will spend a fair amount of time talking to themselves. They will want to know if your program MAKES SENSE, is it logical, follows a structure etc. The internal dialogue person can exhibit characteristics of the other major representational systems.