The visual person according to NLP

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

NLP's Representational Systems

NLP , or Neuro linguistic programming, has divided people into different categories based on the way they see the world and represent it in their minds. NLP divided people into three main categories which are : The visual person, the auditory and the kinaesthetic (or the sensory person).

In my article Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) Representational Systems i gave a brief introduction of those types and a little explanation about each of them.

In this article i am going to talk about the visual person in more details so that you can easily identify them and understand them.

How the visual person sees the world

Visual people depend on their sight and imagination to make sense of the world. Visual people do care a lot about looks and physical appearance. While there are many factors that motivate people to care about looks still being a visual gives that person another reason to focus on looks. See also Do looks really matter to women

Visuals can take decisions quickly based on looks. A visual person will usually know what he wants when he sees it. This is why a visual person can do shopping very fast.

This doesn't mean that a visual person is superficial. This person will still check the advantages and disadvantages of things but if two things are similar then the better looking one will win.

Visual people think the same even when it comes to choosing a life partner. They do put a high weight on looks at least according to their own point of view. But you do not have to worry about this.

In my book How to make someone fall in love with you i said that you can easily program someone to like you by doing the right things even if you weren't physically attractive to them.

In other words there is still a way out even if you are not that attractive to the visual person you like.

How to recognize the visual person

Ever met a person who speaks so fast that you failed to understand what he was saying?
Visual people usually speak very fast in such a way that some of their words might not be recognizable by others. In schools the visual teacher might represent a challenge to students because he talks fast.

But this is not the only thing that can help you identify the visual person. The visual person always uses visual words to describe his experiences. Here are examples of phrases that a visual person might use:

'See, i told you'
'I cannot see your point here'
'I can't imagine this happening'

As you just saw visual people use words related to seeing or imagining when they describe their experiences. The funny fact here is that i just used the word 'saw' in the last sentence and yes i am a visual person :)

Visual people are also more likely to use their hands while speaking. This sign alone doesn't mean that a person is visual but if all signs were found together then certainly this person is a visual one. See also Reading Body Language

Visual people also have problems remembering phone numbers and names but they are really good at remembering faces and people.

How to communicate with a visual person

Visual people understand things better when diagrams and graphic illustrations are used. Present those people with a large amount of text and they will get confused. Visual people can get easily bored of text and audio material as they prefer visual things.

This is why it's very important to use visual stuff when communicating with a visual person.

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