I have found that our education has focused upon proper rules of grammar versus focusing upon how each person has a different perception of incoming information. This translates into writing, reading and speaking that leads to misunderstandings.
Five ways that humanity perceives information from their environment is through sight, sound, taste, smell and, touch. Incoming information from the environment will travel through the physical body processing the information before reaching thoughts. A process so fast it’s unrecognizable.
You can recognize people’s dominant senses through their choice of words in speaking and writing. For example:
- Visual – “I see……”
- Sound – “I hear…..’
- Smell – “I smell…..”
- Taste – “I taste……”
- Touch – “I feel……”
Translation & simplicity are needed in the ways that these interactions are used
I will use an example of my own predominant sense and its usage. This is, “I feel……” I use this statement in a way that isn’t understandable to anyone outside myself. Others will be triggered by it, unknowingly, before taking in the information I am trying to convey. Here’s how I may use touch to describe an experience that may be familiar to you where you would accept it as being normal, however may be having inner thoughts that stimulate irritability or annoyance. You may even shut out what you are hearing.
I feel like I have gone one step forward and one step backward.
I did want to I feel in the following post to describe my interpretation instead of an actual feeling. Something like
I felt like I had one foot in the future and one foot in the past after a new router was installed yesterday.
Had I used it, it would have added confusion and extraneous words to describe it. I chose words to describe exactly what happened without my interpretation. The event was shared in a way that more people could take in the information and understand the point of it. That is my intention – to be understood and for a connection. If you look through the sentence for feeling words there are none. If you analysis the statement you will note there isn’t any information pertaining to a felt sense. One foot in the past and one foot in the future is an evaluative experience which precludes any felt sensations.
At yesterday’s installation of a fiber optic wireless router the technician gave me the option to go back to a hard line for my laptop versus wavelength. In addition, I was told I could install an app that would turn the wireless off when others left for the day making the house wave free from my own router. I am thrilled for these choices!
Sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
- What is your predominant receptor?
- How does translate into your dialogues?
- Does being received by others in the way you intend matter enough to you to slow down and consider how you share?
About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
One part of her practice is to refine and translate dialogue so that one can settle their emotional fears, pain and anger, or improve their needs to be seen, heard and valued in relationships. This is important in improving physical function too. Unresloved needs can restrict movement causing one to have less flexibility.
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