A list of ALL our senses





Sharpen your senses, please!


In schools, we are taught that we have only 5 senses... I believe it's a highway robbery! When we counted them as a group in my last course, we found a lot more. The trick is that all of those senses, listed below, need activation, they won't be automatically available to us if something doesn't trigger them... I believe it's our duty to help our young ones to experience the full range of their sensory apparatus!


Here is what we have accounted for:


1. Hearing


2. Sight


3. Smell


4. Touch (pressure on the skin)


5. Taste


6. Sense of time (knowing what time it is & how much time passed since the beginning of some activity)


7. Sense of safety


8. Sense of danger


9. Sense of rhythm


10. Sense of water (to find underground source)


11. Electroception


12. Nociception (ability to discern pain or pleasure)


13. sense of belonging (or sense of 'home', 'community', 'the beloved')


14. Equilibrioception, - the sense of balance


15. sense of body awareness (dexterity)


16. sense of humor


17. enjoying or hating smell (one of the basic 5 senses is only about the ability to smell; this one is about discerning the quality of it)


18. sense of style (of fashion and esthetics)


19. sense of direction (topographic intelligence)


20. sense of comfort


21. sense of appropriateness


22. sense of acceleration (and/or speed)


23. Intuition


24. Sense of Trust


25. Clairvoyance


26. Prorogation (sense of needing to stop doing something)


27. sense of sentience


28. sense of audience (+ sense of camera for actors)


29. sense of Self, self-identity ('I know who I am')


30. sense of wellbeing (independent, internal, regardless of what's going on around)


31. sense of being able ('I can do it!')


32. sense of in-capacity ('I can NOT do it!')


33. Telepathy


34. sense of temperature (if we are hot or cold)


35. sense of doubt


36. sense of self-discipline (life-style choices)


37. sense of one's boundaries


38. sense of justice, fairness


39. sense of suspiciousness


40. sense of dignity


41. sense of loss


42. sense of longing


43. Sense of grief


44. sense of entitlement


45. sense of autonomy


46. sense of congruency/harmony


47. sense of meaning (comprehension)


48. sense of authenticity (own and/or other's)


49. Common Sense (my favorite! - but not very common)


50. sense of acceptance (self or others)


51. sense of hierarchy


52. sense of culture (+ historical sense)


54. sense of bonding (with family, places, friends, etc)


55. sense of attachment (to a person, place, object, situation, etc)


56. sense of one's Personal Power


57. sense of overwhelm


58. sense of shame


59. sense of guilt


60. sense of responsibility


61. sense of freedom


62. sense of reality


63. financial/ business sense


64. sense of purpose, meaning of Life


65. sense of relief


66. sense of satisfaction


67. sense of elimination (a sensation that a trip to the toilet is due)


68. sense of survival


69. sense of volume


70. sense of beauty


71. sense of inappropriateness


72 sense of being cheated on, being lied to


73 sense of coherency (unified field)


74 sense of being watched


75 sense of compatibility


76 sense of composition (to place objects, in a drawing, etc)


77. sense of connection (with other people, places, etc)


78. sense of body language (own and /or other's)


79. sense of enlightenment


80. sense of coordination (in dancing, sports, etc)


81. sense of seasonal rhythms & moon cycles


82. sense of numbers and their relationships


83. sense of self-control (emotional aspect)