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Kappasinian E&P Sexuality

With "Emotional" (Analytical) and "Physical" components (E&P), this system is a way to measure compatibility between people

Over the course of his more than 30-year hypnotherapy career, Dr. John Kappas founded the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, College of Hypnotherapy, literally defined the terms "hypnotist", "hypnotherapist" and "hypnotherapy" for the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" and founded both the American Hypnosis Association and the Hypnotherapist's Union Local 472. But perhaps his biggest contribution to hypnotherapy is the "E&P" model of Emotional & Physical Suggestibility and Emotional & Physical Sexuality. These models have come to form the foundation of the Kappasinian school of Hypnotherapy.

As a complement to the Hypnotechs Kappasinian Suggestibility assessment, this quiz is designed to measure sexuality on the "E&P" scale.

Dr. Kappas named the ends of his scale "Emotional" and "Physical". Physically suggestible minds tend to process input in a literal fashion and emotionally suggestible minds tend to be more analytical and prefer a more indirect approach. No one is 100% in either direction. We all fall somewhere along the scale, though some have stronger indications in one direction or the other.

In the Kappasinian system, a "Physical" is someone with a strong linkage between mind and body. A physical person tends to take in information in a very literal sense. They tend to use more words to communicate an idea. The Physical uses the physical body as a defense to protect emotions, needs physical touch, sex equals love, hates rejection, acts before thinking, has a hard time letting go of relationships, not concerned how others see them, speaks inferentially but hears literally, family-oriented.

An "Emotional" might be more clearly called an "Analytical". More compartmentalized, an emotional tends to communicate in a more inferential way. They tend to have a perceived separation between mind and body. Some of the traits of an Emotional are: puts emotions first to protect the body, suppresses feelings, worries how others see them, needs alone time, sex equals romance, work-oriented, talks literally, but hears inferentially, thinks before acting, quiet, doesn't like crowds, ends relationships easily.

If you have ever read "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus", though the author was targeting some perceived societal differences in a popular way, the book would likely have been more accurate from a Kappasinian perspective if it was titled "Emotionals are from Mars and Physicals are from Venus". These differences are not based upon sex, 50% of men are Emotionals and 50% are Physicals, the same goes for women.

The survey questions were written by Dr. John Kappas and are scored according to his formula. I do not claim them as my own and I use them as both a student of Dr. Kappas's work and as a graduate of the school he founded. If you want to, you can take this assessment on the HMI site. HMI is the school founded by Dr. Kappas and the school I graduated from. Otherwise, you can take the Kappasinian Sexuality Quiz below.

It has been my experience that the term "Emotional" tends to cause confusion. If you think about the two lead characters in the original "Star Trek" series, Captain Kirk was a very strong Physical in Kappasinian terms and Mr. Spock was a very strong "Emotional". See the problem? Spock was very non-emotional in the way that most people define "emotional". I understand why Dr. Kappas chose the word, but for the vast majority of people, using it only adds confusion. So, to remain faithful to and in credit to Dr. Kappas, I still use the word "emotional" when describing the theory here. However, I use the alternate term "Analytical" almost exclusively when speaking to groups or with clients. In terms of the "Spock" end of the Kappasinian spectrum, Analytical causes a lot less confusion than "Emotional" does.  



This assessment asks questions about how you feel and behave in a relationship. If you are not in a relationship or are in a new relationship that is still in the "honeymoon" phase where your partner seems perfect and you have never had a fight, answer the questions based upon your experience in a previous relationship. The same goes for a relationship that is in the "trauma" stage, that ugly period of intense dislike that sometimes ends a relationship.

The Kappasinian Sexuality Assessment is old enough that the language may seem a bit dated and it doesn't embrace relationships that are other than "traditional". If your relationship, sexuality, or gender are other than those that are viewed as "traditional", you can still take the test and the results are still valuable, but you may need to apply a bit of interpretation to make the results match your world.

This assessment is presented faithfully as designed by Dr. John Kappas. Despite needing an update, the principles are still sound and no offense is meant by the language used. I am aware of the issues is has in current society and present it on an "As Is" basis.

Take the test!

When taking the suggestibility assessment, take your time reading the questions, but then answer with your first or "gut" response. The less you think about the answer, the better.

At the beginning of the suggestibility quiz, you will be able to enter your name and email address (both are optional) if you want to receive the results via email.

Hypnotechs Clients: Please fill in your name and email address so that I can review your results with you during your first session.

The Kappasinian Sexuality assessment comes in two versions. Please choose the one that most closely conforms to how you identify. The results are meant to be shared, so be sure to have your partner(s) take the quiz, then compare the results.


Kappasinian Sexuality Assessment for Males


Kappasinian Sexuality Assessment for Females