Visual children relate to the world primarily through what they see. They learn by watching how you do things and imitating you. They tend to learn to read more easily than children with other dominant senses, and they respond well to flashcards. They are easily distracted by visual input from TVs, computers, crowds, clutter and chaotic environments, as well as by any changes from what they are accustomed to. What they see is the message they get. If they see a face that looks angry they get scared, a happy-looking face makes them happy, etc. They tend to like order and enjoy organizing their toys by color, shape, size or perhaps by some other criteria of their own choosing — which may be invisible to you.
Taste and Smell children seem to pick up information in an apparently unconscious way, as though through intuition, but part of what they are picking up on is sense-based. Everyone emanates a scent, and these children often have strong responses to people’s smells, which can color their feelings about people — even though these smells may be so subtle that you and I might not notice them. These children instinctively divide people into good and bad, nice and nasty, and they can be quite intractable once they have made up their mind. There will be people they like and those they don’t and not much in between.