Making Sense of the World Around Us – Part III – Scoring

The wait is over – here’s how to score your test from my previous post.  If you haven’t done the test yet, go back and do it before you read this post.

STEP 1:  For each of the questions note your answers in the table below in the box with the appropriate letter.  So if you gave phrase A a score of 4, then you would write 4 next to A for Question 1.  Repeat for EVERY answer.  Here’s an example:

When watching TV I like to:

  • A –  4    Curl up on the sofa.       
  • B –  2    Eat popcorn and drink Pepsi.     
  • C –  1    Listen to my iPod.           
  • D –  3    Imagine what life will be like when I win £5 000 000 on the lottery.             

Then enter your scores like this:

Question                 Score               Score              Score               Score

  1.                         D =   3               B =  2              A =  4              C =  1

 STEP 2 Add up the scores in each of the four columns.

STEP 3 The comparison of the total scores in each column will give the relative preference for each of the four major representational systems.


Question    VISUAL           AUDITORY       KINEST.          AUD.digitial

  1.               A =                           D =                            B =                           C =            
  2.               A =                           B =                            C =                           D =            
  3.               D =                           B =                            A =                           C =            
  4.               B =                           D =                            A =                           C =            
  5.               C =                           D =                            B =                           A =            
  6.               C =                           A =                            D =                           B =  
  7.               C =                           A =                            B =                           D =            
  8.               D =                           B =                            C =                           A =            
  9.               B =                           C =                            D =                           A =
  10.               A =                           C =                           D =                            B =  
  11.               D =                           A =                           C =                            B =         
  12.               B =                           C =                            A =                            D =  
  13.              D =                            A =                           C =                             B =            


I’ll be talking more about characteristics of people with each preference in a later post.  In an ideal world the most flexible person will have scores that are similar across all the preferences – auditory, visual, kinesthetic and auditory digital.  That means that they can flex and use which ever representational system will be most effective in a given situation or when communicating with a specific person. 

Your scores are not set in stone and you can work on developing areas where your score is lower to strengthen your flexibility.  For example, I’ve done a lot of training involving listening to CDs over the past couple of years – as a result I know that my auditory preference has become stronger, which is a good thing as previously I was more biased towards visual and auditory digital.  So I’ve expanded my own person flexibility.

Now you have your scores go back and read part I of this series again and consider what this all means for you…. 

© Jacqui Gatehouse and NLP THIRTEEN, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jacqui Gatehouse and NLP THIRTEEN with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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