Visual Representation System

As you interact with people, you may notice that some people tend to look up when they remember or say things. These are people who pre-dominantly represent their thoughts and experiences as images in their mind. In addition to observing that the other person tends to look up when they speak, you will also notice that they tend to use visual words and phrases and behave in a certain manner as listed below.

In order to effectively communicate with them use keywords and phrases such as the ones listed below when you talk to them.

Eye Movement of a Visual Person: Looks upwards

  • To recollect a memory: Eyes move up and to the left (your right when you look at them).
  • To construct a thought into words : Eyes move up and to the right (your left when you look at them).

Keywords used by a Visual Person

  • See
  • Show
  • Visualize
  • Look
  • Picture
  • Flash
  • Appear
  • Point
  • Appear
  • View
  • Dawn
  • Reveal
  • Envision
  • Illuminate
  • Twinkle
  • Clear
  • Foggy
  • Focused
  • Hazy
  • Crystalize
  • Clear
  • Image
  • Sparkling
  • Snap-shot
  • Vivid

Phrases used by a Visual Person

  • Let me show you
  • Can you see?
  • Can you look into this?
  • An eyeful
  • Appears to me
  • Beyond a shadow of a doubt
  • Bird’s eye view
  • Catch a glimpse of
  • Clear cut
  • Dim view
  • Eye to eye
  • Flashed on
  • Get a perspective on
  • Get a scope on
  • Hazy idea
  • Horse of a different color
  • In light of
  • In view of
  • Make a scene
  • Mental image
  • Mental picture
  • Mind’s eye
  • Naked eye
  • Paint a picture
  • Photographic memory
  • Plainly seen
  • Pretty as a picture
  • See to it
  • Short sighted
  • Showing off
  • Sight for sore eyes
  • Staring off into space
  • Take a peak
  • Tunnel vision
  • Under your nose

Characteristics of a Visual Person

  • They speak faster.
  • They breathe shallowly from upper chest/neck.
  • They gesture upwards (head and above) with their hands.
  • They like pictures and diagrams.
  • They talk less.
  • They talk in short sentences.