We all use all five. Nobody is just one. However, some people prefer operating out of just one system and ignore tremendous amounts of stimuli from the other systems. Therefore, you must communicate using the preferred system or run the risk of being difficult, misunderstood, or Simply ignored.
The reason that we call it our representational system is because these five senses represent reality to us inside our own minds. Strange as it may seem, we don’t know what reality is. We only know what we filter from our external events. We use our five senses to take information in and store it.
Our representation of reality comes in initially through our five senses and then goes through our internal filters. (Sometimes, you just don’t hear certain things. That is a filter.) Individuals communicate with each other in sort of a code. If you can unlock this code, they will believe you truly understand them. When. you match someone’s coding system verbally using words from the representational system of their choice, they don’t have to re-code to make sense of it. If you know that saying the sounds “Sit B. Oey” would give you the result of having an animal coordinate his bottom to the floor, you wouldn’t care if the words made any sense. The dog doesn’t have to know that it is correctly spelled “Sit. Boy.” In fact, he
doesn’t even care it isn’t a proper sentence. He doesn’t know that sit is a verb and a command. Allheknowsisthatthosesoundshaveacodethatmakessensetohim.Therefore, when you choose the same code as the person speaking, no internal translation has to take place, and your communication is effective.