Hearing What Is Not Said

Aural learners interpret information most effectively when they have the opportunity to listen. They tend to do this at the exclusion of note taking or visualising and this can be interpreted as a lack if interest.

It is not. They would prefer to not have their attention broken as they could miss important things if distracted by having to write or watch a video.

They engage in verbal discussion only to hear themselves and the opinions of others. Many auditory learners read aloud to themselves because it helps them to think things through better.

You may also find them closing their eyes and rocking back in a classroom or meeting to concentrate on what they are hearing.

Some Questions To Guide You

When I am learning I:

  • - see patterns in things.
  • - read books, articles and handouts.
  • - like to talk things through.
  • - use examples and applications.
When choosing a career or area of study, these are important for me:

  • - Using words well in written communications.
  • - Working with designs, maps or charts.
  • - Communicating with others through discussion.
  • - Applying my knowledge in real situations.

Reading/Writing Learners follow next.

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    Larry129 Premium
    Cassi. Thank you! I have never given any thought to “what type of learner” I am. With your substantial amount of information you have presented here I can now say... I too am kinesthetic!!! Wooo-hop ! That’s some kind of miracle break through for me. I like that!

    Thank you for sharing that with me.

    May peace and prosperity drench you in a waterfall of excruciating bliss!!

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    You are very welcome, Larry.

    Now that you do know, it will make it easier to digest information and get ahead with your learning and development.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Keny44 Premium
    Great details you've got here. Well-done Cassi.

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    Thank you very much, Keny.
    richardgb Premium
    Thank you Cassi for a post on a fascinating and far from simplistic subject. I say this because the sense preferences that we use for learning are a reflection of the senses we tend to use for communicating internally with ourselves (thinking) and externally, with other people. Understanding our own. and especially other people’s use of senses is a key to excellent communications.
    Does that make sense to you?
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    It certainly does, Richard, and I agree totally.

    This is an important aspect of communication, for the sender and the receiver.

    Thank you for reading the tutorial and for your insightful feedback.
    wesley26 Premium
    Wonderful and well written post! I’m sharing this on my Facebook account! It’s super perfect!! Thanks a bunch Cassi
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    That is very kind of you, Augustine.
    I am very happy that you find the tutorial beneficial.

    Thank you.
    OCH3943 Premium Plus
    Great perspective that we should apply each style of learning in our blog post!
    CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
    Thank you, Richard.