Post your hypnotizability test results!

It’s always fun to see others’ results and hear how they feel about them. Post a screenshot of your test results!

  • How do you feel about your results? Are you surprised, or are they the results you expected?
  • What questions do you still have about hypnotizability or your results?

Hi,

I did the test a few weeks ago. I don’t have a screenshot of the result, but the result was a 9 and it told me that i often rely on intuition and imagination in my daily life wich is accurate.
There was a lot of useful information there. I had not really understood how much i can benefit from hypnosis before taking the test and reading the results. It gave me a boost in motivation. The high score itself was of no surprise to me.

The test was also a lot fun. I was laughing out loud at one point of the hypnosis :grin: Highly recommend the test :+1:

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Not hypnotisable. I get frustrated that nothing happens with my dead lump of a hand…and it kinda hurts my eyes to try to swivel them up and hold them there. In other words, 100% fail. :confounded:

Hi Alisonm. I’m like you – my arm is reluctant to move and my eyes hurt when I roll them up. But rather than thinking if it as a 100% fail, you could think of it as information on how hypnotizable you are. There are pros and cons for all parts of that spectrum. Like me, you’re probably the type of person who questions everything, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, in many situations it’s beneficial. What these results give us is an indication of how quickly a therapy may work.

Hypnosis isn’t a therapy in itself, it’s a safe delivery system. Have you heard the analogy that Dr Spiegel uses in relation to hypnosis and medicine? It’s along the lines of if a treatment is a medicine in a capsule, the therapy is the medicine, hypnosis is the capsule. I’m paraphrasing… Anyway, there is an article about what happens in the brain in the app. Might be worth a read if you’re interested.

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Of course you are right @Foxglove ! Not “failure”. Thank you. That came from a sense of frustration I guess. I’ve also discovered that I am not very able to visualise things. Actually I still don’t quite believe that others see actual images in their mind’s eye. I think if I could do that I’d spend all day visualising things.
I was hypnotised as a child by an uncle, a physician who used hypnosis in his practice. It was quite wonderful. He taught me how to hypnotise myself, which I used to do on long car rides. But now…oh well. I will check out the brain article.

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Hi Alisonm, I’ve been meaning to reply to you for a while; your response is fascinating. I completely get how frustrating it must be not be able to visualize very well, but all is not lost. As you were able to be hypnotized as a child (OK, I know most children are pretty much always in that state) it could be that you’re out of practice with visualizing and daydreaming. Even if that’s not the case, all still isn’t lost.

You could try thinking about how it feels instead. So rather than visualizing a bath, a lake or a hot tub, imagine what it feels like to float. By taking the pressure off of visualizing, that could bring about an image. If not, keep going with the feeling. Often it’s the image created that helps with changing our state of mind, but if you can do that without the image (cut out the middle man - so-to-speak), you too can reap the rewards.

The same can apply during the sessions. For example, if you can’t visualize a screen with the problem you want to solve, you could just think of the problem. And when Dr Spiegel asks you to visualize solving the problem, you could imagine what it feels like to solve it as you plan what measures you want to take.

I do understand your frustration as well as not quite believing others who see images in their mind’s eye. It made me chuckle as it reminded me of a documentary I watched about aphantasia. I was trying to imagine what it would be like to not be unable to form mental images. I failed and then laughed at the irony of what I’d done. Yes, most of us are visual creatures, but we’re also emotional, so you can use that to your advantage. I hope this helps.

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I’m a poet and didn’t know it. :slight_smile:

I would have expected to be a researcher. I’m a self taught software engineer and I have also taught software engineering to career changers. I have read tons of books on psychology, philosophy, and self development to try to figure out what is going on with me.

I have felt best when I’m for sure I know everything that is going on. But now, I’m not sure now that is who I really am. The result of this test has given me an entirely new perspective on something I have felt for a long time. In software engineering and life I use intuition a lot. I like to call it jiggling the wire until it starts to work. The teaching I had done actually helped me put some of that jiggling the wire into words.

The thing that shocked me and was amusing was that my hand popped back up when I tried to push it down. It just floated back up again.

I’m still processing everything but I’m glad I jumped on that life time subscription a while ago. I had a feeling that I might be able to use it even though I thought I wasn’t hypnotizable. Another W for intuition.

I’ll leave it at this for now. I’m going to be using the Reveri app a lot more now.

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WOW, what an incredible experience!! Well, can I just say congratulations for learning something new about yourself and being so open to new perspectives. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the hypnotizability test and how learning your brain style has impacted you at this stage in your life and career. We contain multitudes, huh? Did you know that Dr Andrew Huberman is also a Poet? Many people guess he’s a Researcher, given his deeply analytical and research-based mind. Keep learning, exploring, experimenting, and sharing!

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I got the poet. And a female friend sent me a bunch of laughing emojis when I told her and said, “You, a poet . . . naw . . . who’d have ever thought it?”

I was surprised though. Because I actually have a hard time being too intellectual and not letting that side of myself flow, and also have a hard time relaxing into hypnosis a lot of times. But did great that evening, whatever day I watched the latest recorded stream with Dr. Spiegel and that great athlete who was talking about using it. It was weird because my mind drifted away from what he was telling me, and consciously I had forgotten what my hand or arm was supposed to do. But then I had these weird feelings with it, and then when I stroked a finger or my elbow (can’t remember exactly), it changed. And I found myself laughing about it. Maybe it was because the guy in the video was told to find it funny, I don’t remember that instruction being in the app. But I kept laughing because I was afraid I would mess it up, my mind had gone somewhere else when he was saying what would happen to arm and hand afterward. But then the weird stuff happened anyway and apparently was what was supposed to happen. Because I got a score of being very hypnotizable, think it was the highest, and the Poet label of brain style.

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I did the test before the live event and was a Researcher and did the test again today just before catching up on the Live event recording. Today I am a Poet. I expected the Researcher but not the Poet. It is interesting because I have always been told that I am very analytical and investigative but have done a lot of work of late to connect with my true self aka heart. I therefore welcome the change in the style but wonder if I can manipulate it to fit with what I want for myself. Welcoming your perspective on this Shelby.

I’m an MD, PhD who used to do neuroscience research & I’m also a Poet. Who knows, maybe the study only identifies Poets? :wink: