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REPRESENTATIONAL PREFERENCE TEST
 

TAKING THE 'REP TEST' ONLINE
‘The Meaning of Communication Is the Response We Get’


The Representational Systems refer to how people process the world around them. Four primary systems were identified through the study of NLP. These four clearly link to styles of unconscious communication, ways of learning and processing information. 

You will have heard phrases such as “That sounds good to me” or “I see where you’re coming from”. These are not just learnt phrases but instead give us an insight into how that person’s mind is working.

The ‘Rep Test’ takes around five minutes to complete and will allow you to identify and be aware of yours and others’ favoured primary representational preference systems.

With this knowledge and awareness you are then able to communicate on an unconscious level in a way that enables you to build and maintain strong rapport.
 
Learn your primary representational system by completing the test below….

Understanding Your Results

Now you have your scores, here is some information to explain what they mean and the specific language used by each system. This will help you identify how those around you prefer to communicate and will enable you to modify the words you use to literally ‘speak their language’ and build long-lasting rapport. 
 

There may be times in the past when you struggled to engage with others but didn’t understand why. Having the ability to identify people's preferred representational systems and adapt your language to put them at ease, can be a powerful tool for understanding, accepting and engaging with everyone on a deeper level.

 
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  • 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 organise themselves by what they can see, visual aids, lists etc

  • 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

  • Will use language from the visual list

See

Look

View

Appear

Reveal

Show

Picture

Envision

Focused

Foggy

Dim

Clear

Notice

Glow

Glance

Hazy

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  • People who are kinaesthetic will typically be breathing from the bottom of their lungs, so you’ll see their stomach go in and out when they breathe

  • They often move and talk verrry slooowly, and sometimes have pauses as they speak

  • They respond to physical rewards and touching. They also stand closer to people than a visual person will

  • They memorise by doing or walking through something

  • Will learn best through physical activity or having a go

  • They will be interested in your program if it FEELS right and if they can “grasp” it

  • Will use language from the kinaesthetic list

Feel

Grasp

Touch

Catch on

Get hold of

Slip Through

Tap into

Turn around

Connect with

Cool

Warm

Scrape

Concrete

Solid

Unfeeling

Throw out

Hard

Get a grip of

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  • Will spend a fair amount of time talking to themselves

  • They will want to know if your program MAKES SENSE

  • The auditory digital person can exhibit characteristics of the other major representational systems and they will often be logical, inquisitive and may ask lots of questions to seek detail and understanding

  • Will often seek clarification through precise information gathering

  • Uses meaning of individual words to make sense of things

  • Will use language from the auditory digital list

Sense

Think

Experience

Consider

Understand

Learn

Interpret

Know

Process

Decide

Maintain

Motivate

Change

Perceive

Advocate

Conceive

Insensitive

Distinct

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  • People who are auditory will often move their eyes sideways

  • 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 they usually like music and talking on the phone

  • Often, auditory people will tilt their head when they are listening

  • The auditory person likes to be TOLD how they’re doing

  • They will be interested in what you have to SAY about your program

  • They will remember how it is said. The tone, tempo, timbre, and volume are most important to them

  • Verbal communication with them is key

  • Will use language from the auditory list

Hear

Sounds

Listen

Be heard

Resonate

Silence

Rings a bell

Be all ears

Harmonise

Question

Tune in/out

Make music

Unhearing

Shout

Deaf

Dissonance

Loud and clear