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Sense Mode Profile Test

For each question below, circle the response that most reflects your own behavior. Conceptually this test is similar to “personality inventory” tests, such as the popular Myers-Briggs test, as it addresses hierarchy, strengths, weaknesses and degrees of personality – in this case, sense mode intake.

1. You’re in an airplane, and take-off is delayed. You quickly:

A) look at a magazine
B) clean your nails
C) pace up and down the aisle
D) ask the stewardess for a drink or a snack
E) put on your earphones

2. When you think about an event you are planning to attend next weekend, you would most like to know:

A) what kind of food will be served.
B) how you will get there and back.
C) what you will wear.
D) what the ambiance will be like.
E) what to expect.

3. A friend is taking you out for your birthday. You choose:

A) to go dancing
B) to go to an Italian restaurant
C) sitting by the fire together
D) a concert
E) a film

4. Medical science is developing synthetic body parts for advanced transplants. Toward this research, you contribute $25.00 to the development of:

A) noses
B) eyeballs
C) legs
D) hands
E) ears

5. To relax at the end of a hard day, you like to:

A) turn on the stereo
B) cook a satisfying meal
C) do exercises
D) read a novel
E) sculpt or sew

6. At a carnival, you are most likely to:

A) make a beeline for the roller-coaster
B) linger near the hurdy-gurdy
C) find the cotton candy
D) clutch your cuddly teddy bear prize
E) watch the carousel

7. The person would you most like to meet is:

A) Georgia O’Keefe
B) Henry Moore
C) Enrico Caruso
D) Mick Jagger
E) David of David’s Cookies, Inc.

8. You studied for final exams by:

A) rewriting the material and underlining
B) racing back and forth and/or taking many action breaks
C) rereading the text
D) stocking up on your favorite foods
E) saying the material aloud or listening to tapes

9. Christmas is two weeks away. You write to Santa Claus asking for

A) cologne.
B) a jumbo box of Crayola crayons.
C) a satin pillowcase.
D) a Beatles album.
E) a wrist odometer.

10.Remember a special moment from your childhood. Which experience evokes that moment?

A) buzz or tinkle of voices
B) Grandma’s baking
C) a trip away from home
D) a glowing photograph
E) cozy, soft, warm, fuzzy things

Sense Mode Profile Test – Scoring Key

Step 1: Count the number of responses in each sense mode category, using the key below.

The responses that reflect the visual sense are:
1A, 2C, 3E, 4B, 5D, 6E, 7A, 8C, 9B, 10D.

The responses that reflect the tactile sense are:
1B, 2D, 3C, 4D, 5E, 6D, 7B, 8A, 9C, 10E.

The responses that reflect the auditory sense are:
1E, 2E, 3D, 4E, 5A, 6B, 7C, 8E, 9D, 10A.

The responses that reflect the kinesthetic sense are:
1C, 2B, 3A, 4C, 5C, 6A, 7D, 8B ,9E ,10C

The responses that reflect the olfactory sense are:
1D, 2A, 3B, 4A, 5B, 6C, 7E, 8D, 9A, 10B.

How many did you choose in each category?:

_____ Visual

_____ Tactile

_____ Auditory

_____ Kinesthetic

_____ Olfactory

Step 2: Multiply each number by 10 to determine the portion (per cent) of your sense connection that is Visual, Tactile, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Olfactory. For example, if you had 3 responses that reflect the Visual sense, then (multiplying 3 x 10), this indicates that 30 per cent of your sense connection is visual.