About Learning Styles
What is Your Learning Style?
Discover yours to accelerate your self improvement!
There are three learning styles, basically: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. None of these learning approaches is better than the other. As a matter of fact, we all use a combination of all three styles but tend to favor one over the other two. This is due to our uniqueness as individuals. Our preferred learning style is related to our physiological characteristics, genetics, environment and even other less obvious factors.
However, having one preferred learning style does not mean that we cannot -or should not- learn to develop our less dominant styles. Actually it is advisable to do so to expand our mind’s potential. When you get to know your learning style and work on improving your less dominant ones, you accelerate your learning ability while making it less stressful and more enjoyable.
Actually, you will gain access to more ways to acquire information! Moreover, you will be better prepared to choose the best self improvement tools and techniques for you and the particular situation you want to work on. Once you know your learning style you can better…
- Develop the correct strategies to learn unlimited information.
- Compensate for any weakness you may have.
- Take advantage of your strengths.
Learning styles are just different ways to access and retain information. Lets explore these three categories in more detail.
People that fall into this category use their sight for visual interaction with the material being taught. They show a strong preference for the show me vs. tell me approach.
From looking at the teacher during a lesson and sitting in front of a computer screen to reading books and looking at diagrams, formulas, schemes, plots and tables, all of these activities engage primarily the sense of vision.
The current school system in most countries in the world is based on meeting the needs of visual learners. You probably relate to this. Most of us learn and retain information best by looking, seeing and through visual interaction.
Those within this category learn best through the sense of hearing. Their preferred form of acquiring information is by listening to speeches, discussions and/or lectures.
These people rather listen to the radio than watch TV, and have a vivid imagination. They can also associate music to learning concepts. This is called auditory memory.
These people have a special aptitude to take into account the pitch, speed, intensity, timbre and tone of voice which helps them analyze the meaning that underlies the words. People who fall into this category tend to have good rhythm and enjoy music much more than the average person. These learners prefer CDs, audios and other recording devises and auditory tools to acquire information.
These individuals learn best by touching and doing, rather than reading and hearing. The hands-on approach allows them to explore the physical world in a more experiential manner.
They are usually very creative with their hands, and tend to engage in construction projects, drawing and other artistic endeavors that involve movement. These students have the hardest time sitting in a classroom. They love the arts and are good dancers!
So which one is your preferred learning style?
The following scenario offers three different approaches to do the job. After reading the task at hand and possible approaches, explore the way(s) in which you would have handled this task. It will give you an idea of your predominant learning style.
Your son, daughter -or any other child in your life- comes from school with a project that needs to be completed in two weeks and asks for your help. The task involves designing and building a bird house with any materials of your choice.
Here are your options…
- You drive to the closest hardware store and ask a clerk for suggestions. The clerk tells you what materials you’d need and explains how to build the bird house.
- You do a Google search for “bird house design and plans” and explore several sites, then proceed to print the instructions and make a list of things you will need.
- You start looking around your house for things that could be used to build the bird house. You start building it by experimenting with a variety of materials by putting together, taking apart or changing things as you go.
Were you able to identify the three learning styles?
What approach would you have taken?
As stated above, most of us are primarily visual learners so we fall into the 65% of the general population. Thus, the #2 approach is the most common choice for us. If you are an auditory learner you most likely picked approach #1. Auditory learners comprise 25% of the general population. Finally, tactile learners are within the 10% who would have chosen option #3.
Interestingly, the best way to train your mind is by repetition which is best achieved through audition; by hearing the same messages over and over again, either consciously or subconsciously. This is why it is desirable to embrace other learning styles beyond your preferred one, especially when pursuing personal improvement of any kind, and more so if you happen to fall into the more common visual group or in the kinesthetic group.
Subliminal messages can help precisely with this. They are considered a powerful tool to train the subconscious mind, to modify unwanted behavior and/or learn a variety of skills, all by listening.
From whole brain thinking to releasing fear of failure, from achieving self confidence to losing weight, from becoming charismatic to becoming a money magnet and much more, there is no limit to what can be achieved with subliminal messages!
Subliminal CDs are an excellent tool to be added to your self improvement arsenal. You can learn more about subliminal messages here.
However, some people still feel uneasy about receiving subliminal inaudible messages; they rather know what they’re feeding their minds with. For them, there is an excellent alternative that I have actually used successfully myself.
Think Right Now is an accelerated success conditioning tool that is both, easy to listen to and very effective. It helps release unsupported patterns of behavior while installing new supportive patterns for a variety of purposes and goals.
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Finally, no matter which tool you decide to go with, both subliminal CDs for subconscious programming and audio CDs for conscious programming are very powerful tools for laser focused behavior modification which encourages permanent change in thoughts, emotions and actions to enhance every area of your life.