Monday, November 6, 2017

Spell "Winner" For Me

(This blog was originally posted on October 5, 2016)

Photo by Rick Hustead

KOST 103.5 FM radio was holding a raffle for an all-expenses paid trip to the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa on Hawaii. According to the competition rules, at the host’s instruction the 20th person to call the station is entered into the raffle for a gift card and the trip. This afternoon, KOST 103.5 FM radio host Mark Wallengren let the caller know she was the lucky winner with some fun banter:  “Spell ‘winner’ for me.”
And that is exactly what she started to do—until the caller realized she was the winner the host meant and wanted to know her name. “W-i-n-n—Oh!”
This brief interaction told me everything I could have wanted to know about both individuals’ respective suggestibility and sexual personality. According to Hypnosis Motivation Institute founder John Kappas, Ph.D., the way a person responds to a question says a lot about how this individual communicate and learn. Someone with physical suggestibility processes information literally and directly, while the Physical Sexual uses metaphors to communicate. Conversely, someone with emotional suggestibility processes information through inferences and metaphors, while the Emotional Sexual tends to speak directly and literally.
Based on the description above, I deduced that Mr. Wallengren is a Physical Sexual personality. While his question was a literal instruction, he introduced/informed the caller that she won this phase of the competition with a metaphor or puzzle. Also, the fact that his job entails a lot of social interaction and he often tells anecdotes about his wife and family, which supports my analysis of his personality. Meanwhile, the caller’s initial, literal interpretation of his request suggests to me that she is a physical suggestible or even somnambulist, which is a very high level of suggestibility. In addition, hers is probably also a Physical Sexual personality because she called into the radio station to participate in the competition; this very public activity put her at the center of attention in a very large population, a position that few people with an Emotional Sexual personality would want or seek.

Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy® and to set up an appointment, please visit
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