According to the booklet, personality type plays a significant part in an individual’s learning style, influencing what and how that person prefers to learn. Consider trying out some new strategies based on both your preferred personality type as well as opposite your own. This way you’ll learn to be more flexible with your approach to learning under varying circumstances. Here are a few of the many insights picked up from the booklet for each of the 8 preferences:
Extraverts prefer to learn by:
- Being active and interactive
- Plunging in and doing something.
- Changing learning topics, tasks, and activities relatively frequently.
- Working on a task in a quiet space.
- Understanding material by reflecting on it.
- Having access to additional information for studying in depth.
- Engaging in “hands-on” learning.
- Using visual aids such as color highlighting, videos and diagrams.
- Focusing first on memorizing specific facts and details of the material to be learned.
- Exploring concepts, extrapolating data, and finding patterns.
- Using symbols, metaphors, associations, or abstractions to represent ideas.
- Mapping out concepts or creating theoretical frameworks.
- Exploring logical consequences and implications.
- Having clear evaluation and performance criteria.
- Debating, questioning, and critiquing information.
- Focusing on the effects of ideas and information on people.
- Connecting with other learners.
- Mentoring, helping, cooperating, or collaborating.
- Structuring and scheduling time and tasks.
- Clarifying others’ expectations.
- Starting early and completing projects well before deadlines when possible.
- Approaching learning in an open-ended, flexible way.
- Using a variety of information sources.
- Taking advantage of last-minute or unexpected opportunities.
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