Our Sensory Quiz is a quick and free screening to introduce you to sensory assessment and its powerful benefits. We take you through a short list of 15 questions to determine how your senses process information every day.
Do you know how your 7 senses (yes, we said 7!) influence your attention, emotion and behaviour?
Discover your sensory thresholds trough our Sensory Quiz and use this insight to start thriving in all aspects of your life – from relationships and learning to home, life and work.
Once you start, a timer will begin and you will only have 3 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 15 statements with A and B options – select the one which is most true for you. Make your choices on first instincts – tap into your senses. If you think too long you will over analyse and we are interested in your sensory brain, not your thinking brain. There are no right or wrong answers! You can view your results online, and you will also receive an email version of your report to keep.
How is this sensory screening through Sensory Quiz different from a personality test?
An online personality or psychometric test like Myer-Briggs, Disc or Enneagram, looks at character traits as a way to establish a personality style. The emphasis is not on the important underlying intuitive behaviours and this is where Sensory Intelligence® fills the gap. We examine how you react to your environment and how you can change it, or adapt to it.
Any brain action typically works in the following way: 1) sense – you become aware of your environment first; 2) feel – there is or can be an emotional response secondly; 3) think – the brain then goes into action as a response to the environmental trigger as the third step. Typically personality tests measure how the brain works from midbrain to high level thinking brain – the feel and think part. With our sensory quiz and assessments, we measure and focus on the lower, primitive, bottom part of the brain and how it activates the rest of the brain.
We dive deeper into your behaviours and habits than a conventional quiz!
What are your sensory thresholds?
Our environment has a much bigger impact on us than we realise. The human brain processes 11 million bits of information at any given time. Most of this is derived from our direct environment and picked up through our senses.
A sensory threshold is how quickly or slowly your brain’s sensory neurons respond to these millions of sensory messages. We all filter and process this information differently, based on our inherent, genetic and unique sensory thresholds. There are four types of sensory thresholds: low (sensory avoiding), medium (sensory neutral) high (sensory seeking) or fluctuating (a combination of high and low). Our thresholds are often different from sense to sense. In the quiz we measure an overview of all your senses in typical daily responses.
Start your sensory journey and find out which of the four thresholds you have!
Why is my sensory thresholds important?
Based on your sensory threshold, your brain starts a process of unconscious, intuitive responses and behaviors. It triggers the way you respond, feel, work and behave. Sensory Intelligence® is all about understanding this process and learning how to regulate ourselves to increase productivity, learning and well-being.
For example, individuals with high thresholds – sensory seekers – love input, activity, variety and should be stimulated while those with low thresholds – avoiders – need quietness, structure and predictability to combat stress and help with managing anxiety. Sensory thresholds provides aha moments and will help you understand why you do what you do.
Connect with your senses and find out if you’re a sensory seeker, sensory avoider or sensory neutral!
What is the difference between Sensory Intelligence®, IQ and EQ?
IQ refers to the executive thinking part of your brain. This is where we produce our high level work, problem-solving and thinking every day. For this part of the brain, there’s always a quest to improve your IQ levels. EQ lies in the middle area of the brain and supports all our emotional connections. Your emotional intelligence score also needs to improve in order for you to manage your relationships better.
Sensory intelligence® is about understanding your sensory processing and connections as they enter the brain at the lower, bottom level. So while you want to excel at an IQ test and an emotional intelligence test, there’s no need to improve your sensory score – just get the important insights.
Improve your self-awareness and discover your sensory intelligence®!
How many senses do I have?
People think there are only 5 senses – see, hear, smell, taste and touch, but in actual fact, there are 7. Along with sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, you also have 2 movement senses. They are the vestibular sense, located in the inner ear, a bit like your body’s GPS and responding to gravity to give you feedback to where you are in space. The vestibular sense provides the basis for movement and balance. The second movement sense is proprioception and located in all muscles and joints throughout the body. The proprioceptive sense provides feedback on body awareness, joint position and muscle contractions to help you move seamlessly from one place to another, coordinate movements and manipulates objects.
We categorise the 7 senses in 3 main areas: 1) Information senses: see and hear – helps us to process most of our daily information for doing and learning; 2) Social senses: touch, smell and taste – helps us to understand our personal space and to connect and engage with others, 3) Regulation senses: movement (vestibular and proprioception) helps us to organise, calm and regulate the brain.
Find out how all your 7 senses react to your environment!