Preferred learning style
You'll work best in the same way you learn best. What is your preferred way of learning?
Learning styles can be divided into five categories (Sturdevant, 1998):
1. visual-spatial (sight)
2. musical (sound)
3. interpersonal (storytelling)
4. kinesthetic (moving)
5. intrapsychic (inner guidance)
Understanding your learning styles can be helpful in setting up and growing a business because you can work best in the same way you prefer to learn.
Preferred Learning Style Chart
What is your preferred way of learning? In other words, do you learn best by reading or viewing movies (visual), listening to audio recordings or tele-interviews (auditory), writing or playing cards (kinesthetic), talking and eating with others (interpersonal, sense of taste), reflecting (intrapersonal)?
It would make sense to work in an environment in which you learn in your preferred way. For example, do you need to write (kinesthetic) as you listen (auditory) to remember what you hear? Do you prefer to move around (kinesthetic) or sit at your computer (visual) as you type on your keyboard (touch)? Do you enjoy meeting with associates (inter-personal) most of the time or working by yourself (intra-personal)? Do you like to talk and meet with others around mealtimes (taste)? Are you a visionary? Do you meditate? If so, breathing (olfactory) is important to you. Pink introduces one additional concept - empathy. Reynolds notes that presenters who listen (auditory) to their audience may choose to alter a pre-planned agenda and are more able to connect with their audience.