©Arlene R. Taylor PhD

Sensory Preferencerefers to the type of sensory data that registers most quickly and intensely in the brain. Most people tend to use their own sensory preference when communicating with others unless they make a conscious choice to use another system.

Question: Are your sensory preferences the same or are they different?

When sensory preferences match, partners tend to affirm each other in ways that promote a sense of love and acceptance. When styles differ, one or both partners may perceive a lack of affirmation over time. This can prompt one or both partners to try to find affirmation elsewhere.

Use this information as a starting point for discussion. Do something every day to affirm your partner in his/her sensory preference.

Refer to Practical Applications: Sensory Preference for additional information. 


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