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Why don't "they" understand? Why don't "they" see things the way I do?

Have you ever been in a disagreement with someone and felt that you were living on entirely different planets and definitely not talking about the same thing? Or with some friends sharing your memory of an experience and someone who was with you says “no, that’s not what happened. What I remember is...”

We’ve all been there, attempting to prove our point and convince someone that we are “right,” with no success. The trouble is we often assume there is only one objective reality that everyone is more or less aware of it (if they are paying attention).

Research implies that not only is this not true, but perception is actually a filter applied to objective reality, resulting in natural differences – differences in Perceptual Style.

Perceptual Style is the way you take in information through your five senses and make that information meaningful to you. Your Perceptual Style acts as a filter between sensation and understanding. It is at the core of who you are, and it impacts your values, your beliefs, your feelings, and your psychology.

Your Perceptual Style is the foundation of all of your natural skills – the abilities you have the potential to truly excel at with grace and ease because of the way you see and experience the world around you.