The VAK Communication Profiler will help you identify your NLP sensory representation preference and help you understand how you communicate.
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Instructions: This instrument contains three parts. Part One consists of five sets of three
paragraphs each. For each set, select the one paragraph that is easiest for you to read. Do not
be concerned with the actual content of the paragraph, merely with how you respond to it
compared to the other paragraphs in the set. Read all three paragraphs and then make your
selection, but do not deliberate too long; your first response generally is best. Indicate the
letter of the paragraph that you have selected on your answer sheet by selecting the appropriate
letter (A, B, or C) for each set.
You have five minutes in which to complete the entire instrument.
1. Which do you prefer?
A. The tinkle of the wind chimes tells me that the breeze is still rustling outside. In the
distance, I can hear the whistle of the train.
B. I can see the rows of flowers in the yard, their colors shining and fading in the
sunlight and shadows, their petals waving in the breeze.
C. As I ran, I could feel the breeze on my back. My feet pounded along the path. The
blood raced through my veins, and I felt very’ alert.
2. Which do you prefer?
A. I like to be warm. On a cold night, I like to relax by a warm fire in a comfortable
room with a cup of smooth, warm cocoa and a fuzzy blanket.
B. The child talked into the toy telephone as though he were calling a friend. Listening
to the quiet conversation, I could almost hear the echoes of another child, long ago.
C. The view was magnificent. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
The panorama of the green countryside stretched out clearly below us in the bright,
3. Which do you prefer?
A. They appeared to be surprised when they noticed that there were other people on the
beach. The amazement on their races turned to eagerness as they looked to see if they
knew any of the people on the sand.
B. I was helped up and supported until I felt my strength coming back. The tingling
sensation that ran up and down my legs—especially in my calves—was stronger after
I stood up, and my body was extremely warm.
C. People will express themselves more verbally if they can talk about their interests or
assets. You can hear the increased enthusiasm in their conversations, and they usually
become more fluent.
4. Which do you prefer?
A. The feedback that the speaker received was an indication that she was communicating
more effectively. The people in the audience seemed to be in tune with what she was
B. I want to understand how people feel in their inner worlds, to accept them as they are,
to create an atmosphere in which they feel free to think and feel and be anything they
C. Children watch adults. They notice more than we realize. You can see this if you
observe them at play. They mimic the behavior of the grown-ups they see.
5. Which do you prefer?
A. Creative, artistic people have an eye for beauty. They see patterns and forms that
other people do not notice. They respond to the colors around them, and their visual
surroundings can affect their moods.
B. They heard the music as if for the first time. Each change of tone and tempo caught
their ears. The sounds soared throughout the room, while the rhythms echoed in their
C. Everybody was stirred by the deep emotions generated by the interaction. Some felt
subdued and experienced it quietly. Others were stimulated and excited. They all felt
alert to each new sensation.
Instructions: This part consists of ten sets of items. Each item includes three lists (sets) of
words. For each item, select the letter (A, B or C) of the set of words that is easiest for you to
Do not focus on the meanings of the words. Work quickly.
This part consists of ten sets of three short phrases each. In each set, select letter (A, B, or
C) of the phrase that you find easiest to read. Complete this task in the time remaining.