Learning Styles


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Understanding Your Learning Styles Triad

Understanding your particular learning style can help you recognize strengths and weaknesses to increase your learning potential.   After you take the quiz, return to the Effective Communication I CD to learn more information about your particular learning styles triad.   If you want more information about ordering The Efficient Brain Series Presents: “Finding Your Triad and Learning Style” or any of my other products, please visit  our online store.

Directions:   After taking the quiz, you will receive a list of the triads with a corresponding score.   The triad with the highest number is the closest to your learning style.   To read about that style, click on the tab that matches the triad with the highest score.



Want to know your learning style?   Take the quiz HERE!

Language Characteristics Is usually soft-spoken. Speaks concisely. Speaks rarely in groups. May take a long time to find words, with big pauses between them. Needs silence to find words.
Visual Characteristics Makes steady eye contact-may blink, flutter, twitch. Can pay attention to “big picture”and visual details at the same time. Can turn images around in the mind and see them from many angles. Can have hard-to-read hand writing.
Physical Characteristics Interacts most easily with others by doing something together or making physical contact. Loves to be active, likes to move, do. Has smooth, graceful energy. Is usually well-coordinated, natural athlete. Likes competitive sports. Likes to touch and be touched. Learns physical skills easily.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Learns easily with hands-on or experiential approaches. Can be a good reader if taught through experience. Has difficulty with oral reading and reports. Has difficulty concentrating in lectures or participating in discussions.
“Spaces Out” With long verbal explanations, questions about what s/he thinks or what s/he’s heard.
Typical Trouble Can get sullen and withdrawn.
Frustrastions Has great difficulty expressing feelings in words.
Natural Gifts Is a great lover of nature, especially animals. Has dissimilar interests (eg., drawing and ice hockey). Wants to unite dissimilar elements.

Language Characteristics Enjoys talking about personal experiences. Is good at teaching activities, explaining movement. Likes to tell stories. Uses hand motions to help find his/her words.
Visual Characteristics Is “eye shy” – cannot maintain eye contact. Can take in the “whole” of something with a glance. Organizes by making piles. Is rarely aware of visual images. May have messy handwriting with unique style.
Physical Characteristics Interacts most easily with others by doing something together or making physical contact. Is constantly moving, doing. Has huge amounts of physical energy. Is usually well-coordinated, natural athlete. Likes competitive sports. Likes to touch and be touched.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Learns physical skills easily. Learns easily with hands-on or experiential approaches. Can learn well from discussions about relative subjects. Can have difficulty with reading, writing and spelling.
“Spaces Out” With many things to look at or questions about what s/he sees.
Typical Trouble Can get hyperactive, has difficulty sitting still, fidgets.
Frustrastions Has difficulty finding positive outlets for physical energy.
Natural Gifts Is great “doer” – loves to take action, get things done. Wants what s/he does to be useful to others.

Language Characteristics Interacts with others by talking. Has extensive vocabulary. Speaks with lots of feeling and rhythm. Likes to tell others what to do. (Natural Leaders)
Visual Characteristics Is “eye shy” – cannot maintain eye contact. Sees whole picture. Makes simple drawings. Has messy hand writing with unique style.
Physical Characteristics Has pent up energy right below the surface. Enjoys sports – good coaches, athletes. May be tentative about a touch at first.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Learns easily through discussions and lectures. Learns well with hands on approach. Can have difficulty with reading, writing and spelling. Can learn to speak languages by ear.
“Spaces Out” With many things to look at, or questions about what s/he sees.
Typical Trouble Interrupts others. Can be sarcastic, fresh, kids around too much, hurts others with his/her words.
Frustrastions Has difficulty feeling satisfied when trying to make visions into reality.
Natural Gifts Is visionary thinker – has many great ideas. Wants to inspire others.

Language Characteristics Interacts with others easily by talking. Has an extensive vocabulary. Speaks logically about facts, ideas, concepts. Likes talking with adults and older children.
Visual Characteristics Makes steady eye contact – may blink, flutter, twitch. Can pay attention to “big picture” and details at the same time. Can turn images around in the mind. Has hard to read handwriting.
Physical Characteristics May have sketchy sense of body. May be awkward, easily frustrated by physical activities. Prefers free form activities to competitive sports. Shy about touch, private about feelings.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Learns easily through discussion and lecture. Learns well through reading. Has difficulty with hands-on learning activities, sports. Can learn languages by ear or reading.
“Spaces Out” With touch, questions about how s/he feels.
Typical Trouble Interrupts others. Monopolizes conversations. Asks many “Why?” questions.
Frustrastions Has difficulty putting feelings into words. Has difficulty learning physical skill without words or visuals to follow.
Natural Gifts Is great communicator – loves to exchange ideas. Wants to help.

Language Characteristics Speaks with feeling and emphasis. Loves to tell stories, explain, persuade others. Talks out loud to sort ideas and make decisions. Uses fillers like “um”, “like”, etc. Likes to convince people with words.
Visual Characteristics Connects with others most easily with eye contact. Shows what s/he feels on his/her face. Keeps organized with lists, notes. Likes visual order. Has neat, legible handwriting.
Physical Characteristics Can sit still for long periods. may be awkward, easily frustrated by physical activities. Has sketchy sense of body. Needs to close eyes to feel sensations. Is shy about touch, private about feelings. Prefers free-form activities (running, swimming) to competitive sports.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Is avid reader – learns to read easily. Learns well by reading and talking about, or teaching others. Writes, spells, proofreads well. Has difficulty with hands-on learning activities, structured physical skill lessons.
“Spaces Out” With touch, questions about what s/he wants to do or how s/he feels.
Typical Trouble Shows off. Can be overly helpful to make a good impression.
Frustrations Has difficulty making time estimates.
Natural Gifts Is great teacher – loves to show and tell. Wants to illuminate.

Language Characteristics Speaks from personal experience in a circling way. Must use hands or move to speak. May take a long time to find words, with long pauses between them. Speaks rarely in groups.
Visual Characteristics Connects most easily with others with eye contact. Feels what s/he sees. Keeps organized with lists, notes. Needs visual order to think clearly. Has neat, legible handwriting.
Physical Characteristics Has pent up energy right below the surface. Learns sports easily, good athlete. Can tell what s/he feels in body easily with eyes open. May be tentative about touch. Likes organized, competitive sports. May confuse others’ feelings and sensations with his/her own.
Learning Strengths and Challenges Can be a good reader if taught by sight. Learns easily by watching and then doing, without words and taking notes. Writes, spells and proofreads well. Has difficulty with oral reading and reports, concentrating in lectures or participating in discussions.
“Spaces Out” With long verbal explanations, questions about what s/he thinks or what s/he heard.
Typical Trouble Can be a whiner and complainer. Can go along with the croud too much.
Frustrastions Has difficulty thinking for self.
Natural Gifts Is great partner, works well with others. Wants to create networks between people, make connections.

Want to know your learning style?   Take the quiz HERE!