Representational Systems Test

We communicate with the world through our five senses - sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Each of us has a naturally preference to one or more of our senses, and this can affect our personality, the way we interact with other people and how we perceive events.

This test can help you find out which of your senses are strongest for you - however, please remember that your preferences can vary slightly depending on the context (work, home etc), and that this test is too short to give you more than an indication.

For each of the following statements, rank each of the four phrases according to your preference, so that each phrase has a rank relative to the others:-



A precise review and study of the issues:

My gut feelings:

The option which sounds the best:

The option which looks best to me:


The logic of the other persons argument:

How I feel about what the other person is saying:

The other persons tone of voice:

Whether or not I can see the other persons argument:


The words I choose:

The feelings I share:

The tone of my voice:

The look I give:


Identify the most relevant point in a discussion:

Select the most comfortable furniture:

Find the ideal volume and tuning on a stereo system:

Select attractive colour combinations:


Adept at making sense of new facts and data:

Sensitive to the way articles of clothing feel on my body:

Sensitive to the sounds of my surroundings:

Sensitive to colours and the way a room looks: