Your learning style profile shows that you have multiple learning style preferences; in that case you fall in the majority group and that’s really good! You can learn by reading, hearing, and doing things. A mix of variety of teaching methods will work best for you, so you will enjoy listening to lectures as much as you will enjoy role playing activities and field trips. You look at the information and learn it with the mode you think is best suited to that situation. You have broad interests which may include music, dramatics, sports, or/and academics. You can switch from one learning mode to another as per the demand of the situation. You try to align yourself to the interests of significant others. As a student with multiple preferences, you may get bored if a teacher used just one method of teaching.
Traits of Visual Learners:
- learn best by seeing.
- remember better if the information is aided with pictures, charts or diagrams.
- see the information almost invisibly written.
- have a rich imagination; therefore, on read something, their mind starts making moving pictures of that information.
- have excellent aesthetic sense.
- remember faces, but may not remember names.
- have good visual spatial skills such as the ability to understand shapes, sizes, textures etc.
- are quick to catch the nuances of body movements.
- show their emotions through their facial expressions.
Traits of Auditory Learners:
- learn best by hearing, therefore, verbal lectures, discussions, speaking in front of a group and listening to what others have to say are best ways for them to learn.
- are very sensitive to the tone of voice, pitch, and other such nuances of speech, this is what helps them interpret the meaning of what is being said.
- remember information more accurately when they hear it.
- have strong language skills.
- are interesting conversationalists and are generally good at articulating their ideas clearly.
- find it easy to learn a foreign language because they can pick up new words easily just by listening to them and use them whenever they get an opportunity.
- get distracted by noise.
- remember names, but may forget faces.
- have an ear for music.
Traits of Kinesthetic/Tactile Learners:
- enjoy exploring the physical world around them.
- are hands-on-learners and learn by moving, doing, and touching.
- have good hand-eye coordination and good motor skills, therefore, they tend to do well in performing arts and sports.
- show interest in sculpting, art, or repairing things - any activity where working with tools is involved.
- may be impulsive.
- prefer dressing comfortably.
- find it hard to sit still for long periods.
- are often labeled as “poor listener” and “hyperactive” in childhood.
- learn skills by imitation and practice.
- they almost talk with their hands.