If you don't know, kinesthesia is the ability to see things such as names, numbers, days and months as colours. DD1 was telling me the other day how each day was a different colour, and I remembered her mentioning this to me a while ago, and sure enough, the colours were still the same! Talking to my mum about this, she was amazed that I don't see days as colours, she didn't realise it was unusual! Mum sees days, months and names as colours. Dd1 sees just days as colours, but also says each colour has its own texture (eg red is fluffy, blue is like corduroy etc). I'm fascinated by this - any other kinesthetics out there?
I do, but I think it's partly a 'learnt' thing from obsessively colourcoding at work - so Mondays are red & so on.
& I feel VERY strongly about room decoration at work etc...eg. I'm about to go back to work & in some ways it'd be easier to move into a colleague's teaching room for the rest of the year, but her room is yellow (distracting, hyper, spiky) whereas mine is purple (creative, powerful) & fuchsia pink (lively, fun).
Funny you should say that Carrie, dd1 is very particular about how different colours make her feel, and is very good at describing colours and seeing very subtle differences - hypersensitive to colours, like yourself.
Fairly. It is probably one of those things athat may be more common because people tend not to talk about it. You can be different types of synesthetics as well. Some people taste colours or sounds, see smells etc. It is more than just a days of the week thing, and isn't learned. Learned synestesia would be the sort of thing that we all have when we think of the colour brown when someone mentions the old kent road or navy blue when you mention park lane. True synestetics don't 'link' things, they experience senses in a different way to the rest of us IYSWIM
I think that it must be a wonderful extra gift and that if you have it you see the world in a different way to the rest of us. Cherish it!