Sensory Stories # 22: Jewellery – are you making the right choices?

Posted: 29 March, 2022

By: Annemarie Lombard


What kind of jewellery do you choose to wear? Why do you make those choices? In today’s vlog, Annemarie shares that the answers may lie in your unique sensory thresholds.

Your sensory threshold is essentially your sensory wiring, something intertwined with your genetics that shapes your choices, emotions and behaviour. Sensory seekers (those with high sensory thresholds, also known as sensory leaves) are more likely to wear long dangly earrings that provide constant tactile stimulation as they move and touch your skin. On the other hand, sensory avoiders (individuals with low sensory thresholds, also known as sensory roots) will often choose to wear small stud earrings if any at all. Sensory neutrals are known as sensory trunks, they are individuals who fit in between. While the Sensory Tree™ analogy is an easy way to understand this, there are always exceptions to the rule.

So next time you buy or receive jewellery from someone, consider whether it will suit the sensory thresholds of the individual. Let us know what you think or if you have any comments. We would love to hear from you!

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👩🏼‍🎓 Annemarie has a PhD in Occupational therapy, Health Sciences and continues to be fascinated by sensory processing and the impact it has on our lives. She works with a dynamic team and a group of licensed users of the Sensory Intelligence® tools. She has also written a book, “Sensory intelligence, why it matters more than IQ and EQ”, which you can buy here.

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