Are You a Visual, Kinesthetic, or Auditory Person?

· October 27, 2014

As you already know, people have five sense to relate to the world that surrounds them: smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound. In general, every one of us uses a sense or two more than another to interact with our environment and to get information from it. Do you want to find out which is strongest in you?

How Do You Relate with the World?

This theory was formulated by Neurolinguistic Programming, which tells you that the world in which you live is perceived in a different way by every person. Every one of us understands the world through the sense that we use the most according to our own personality.

It is an interesting perspective that is worth keeping in mind in order to understand yourself a little better. It is possible that you use more than one of the five senses. It is also interesting that this perspective has to do with the dominance of your brain, which means that there are people that use the left side of their brain more, for example, and tend to use logic more and have a greater obsession for order.

On the other hand, if you use your right side more, you are more creative, flexible, and innovative. Neurolinguistic psychology is concerned with these areas in order to find out how people interpret the world around them. Do you want to know what is your natural tendency? Let’s take a look and find out if you are a visual, kinesthetic, or auditory person.

1. Visual People


Are you someone that need absolute silence when you are reading or studying? It is very common for people with more visual dominance to need silence to be able to concentrate. It is also possible that when you are driving you play music to relax you, but when you are looking for an exact address or you need to be more alert, you decide to turn off the radio to be more calm and focused.

These are people with a lot of energy and are extremely observational. They value the details of things and rarely miss things. When they need to memorize things, it is easier to remember images which is why they need notes for a little bit of help. They like parks or forests to relax and tranquility as well.

2. Auditory People

Do you tend to express your thoughts out loud? Other people may be surprised by this strange habit, but in reality many people do it. You verbalize things, talk to yourself, and thus you are able to vent. It is also common if you have an auditory personality you like to listen to other people as well. This is how you memorize things better, for example: listening to them speaking and barely writing things down.

There are also people with very expressive personalities and that have a lot of communication abilities. They know how to express themselves very well and they like to listen to others. Nothing gets past them, they are able to follow a conversation as they listen to music at the same time. They can do a lot of things at the same time on the contrary to visual people who sometimes find it hard to to concentrate if there is a lot of stimuli around them.

3. Kinesthetic People


What are your hobbies? Do you like crafts? Are you a good cook? Do you build things with your hands? Work outside? Do you have a garden and like to plant and make things grow? Are you someone who plays a sport? If so, you are most likely a kinesthetic person.

Neurolinguistic programming says that kinesthetic people, in spite of being peaceful, have a special liking for emotions and especially anything that has to do with physical and manual things. They are the kind of people that like to experience things firsthand instead of being told how to do it. Their expressiveness translates to their enjoyment in hugging, caressing and even eating. They are intimate people that in general don’t tend to have a lot of interest in capturing the details of what surrounds them, as visual people do. They are more spontaneous and less introspective or observational.

We can conclude by telling you that it is possible that you have a percentage of each type. It is normal, but what is certain is that you identify more with one of them. Visual people are a little more relaxed for example than auditory or kinesthetic people. However, kinesthetic people are a little more restless and less reflexive.

Obviously we all have a little touch of each one, but the interesting part about the Neurolinguistics Programming’s perspective is that it offers an interesting point of view of how you understand reality. And, as we can also discern, it is closely related to your personality: if you are more calm or more anxious, more reflexive or not, if you like to express yourself or are more observational and introspective. Your way of living is closely linked to your sense… to the pleasure of seeing, touching, experiencing, communicating…

So tell us, how do you express yourself with the world? Are you visual, auditory, or kinesthetic?