What Type of Learning Are You?

Discover how you learn best.

Taylor Bouvette
On Mar 29, 2017

Do you need to actively participate in an activity to learn how to do it?

Would you rather listen to a lecture than read the material in a textbook?

Do you feel the best way to remember something is to picture it in your head?

Do you verbally articulate and enjoy participating in discussions or classroom debates?

Do you typically prefer information to be presented visually, (e.g. flipcharts or chalkboard)?

Would you rather listen to music than view a piece of art work?

Do you typically follow written instructions better than oral ones?

Do you work skillfully with your hands to make or repair things?

Do you frequently sing, hum or whistle to yourself?

Are you constantly fidgeting (e.g. tapping pen, playing with keys in your pocket)?

Do you frequently require explanations of diagrams, graphs, or maps?

Are you skillful at designing graphs, charts, and other visual displays?

Visual Learner

Visual Learner


You learn best when ideas, data, concepts, and other information is associated with images. You learn best when you are first shown what you are expected to know. For example, you learn what you read rather than what you hear. Diagrams and charts help you to better understand concepts. Taking notes while listening to presentations is most helpful for you when trying to learn a new topic.

Auditory Learner

Auditory Learner

You depend on hearing and speaking as a main way of learning. You learn through listening rather than through images. You learn best by listening to lectures and videos. You also are able to understand and organize new ideas by listening to other people's opinions on the topic of discussion.

Kinesthetic Learner

Kinesthetic Learner

You learn best through a hands-on approach. You prefer to be interactive rather than sit and listen to a lecture. Kinesthetic learners benefit from demonstrations and exploration.