We all learn and process information in different ways. There isn’t a best way to learn–it’s all about what works for you. Learning styles are usually in sync with the things that we like to do. Our learning styles fall into one of three main learning categories: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic. Understanding your Learning Style makes it easier to implement changes to become more productive.

Please read the statements below and then select the option that best answers the statement.

Score 1 point for each statement you agree with and then total each column to find your learning style preference and mix.

There are no right or wrong answers.




To operate new equipment

I read instructions

I listen to explanation

I just give it a try

Finding travel directions

I look at a map

I ask for spoken directions

I follow my nose and maybe use a compass

To cook a new dish

I follow a recipe

I call a friend for explanation

I follow my instinct, tasting as I cook

To teach something

I write instructions

I explain verbally

I demonstrate and let them give it a try

I usually say…

I see what you mean

I hear what you are saying

I know how you feel

I usually say…

Show me

Tell me

Let me try

I usually say…

Watch how I do it

Listen to me explain

You give it a try

With faulty goods

I write a letter

I make a phone call

I send or take it back to the store

In my leisure time

I go to museums and galleries

I listen to music or have a conversation

I play a sport or something active

When buying gifts

I choose books

I choose music

I choose tools and gadgets

When shopping

I look and imagine

I discuss with shop staff

I try on and test

When planning a vacation

I read the brochures

I listen to recommendations

I imagine the experience

When choosing a new car

I read the reviews

I discuss with friends

I test-drive what I like


Click on a tab below to learn more about your learning style.

Visual Learners

Visual Learners usually learn best when they are able to see a someone’s body language and facial expressions; see an illustrations, charts or diagrams when something is explained; can take detailed notes to make the information stick.   They prefer demonstrations that they can see and like when things are described using imagery. They typically will use lists, charts and graphs to organize their thoughts.

If you’re a Visual Learner, use signals or cues that you can see to help you get organized and keep track of your items.

  • Label your items clearly
  • Use images, pictures or charts as guides
  • Use lists to track projects, items, deliverables and tasks
  • Use a calendar to manage your appointments
  • Color code your items to help you pick them out easily

Auditory Learners

Auditory Learners learn best when they can hear the verbal lecture; listen to the underlying tones of speech; or hear someone explain how to do something. You prefer verbal interactions and instructions.

If you’re an Auditory Learner, use signals or cues that you can hear to help you get organized and keep track of your items like alarms, timers, voice recorders, voice messages and music.

Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic Learners learn best when they can touch objects, actively explore their surroundings or actually experience something hands-on while learning something new.

If you’re a kinesthetic learner, get actively involved in the process when learning something new. Use movement to help you better understand and master new skills.

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