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How Do You Learn?

Updated on July 18, 2015

We Each Learn Differently

Our Learning Styles are Different for Each of Us...
Our Learning Styles are Different for Each of Us... | Source

I am a Life Learner

It was suggested I write this hub. Her comment on my HubPages article, “A Novice Constructs His "Best Seller Book" Web Page - The Process,” prompted this article. I am taking her advice to write a hub in regard to learning styles and learning in general.

I am a Life Learner...

What does THAT mean? For me, it means I enjoy and need/desire to learn. I want to know the “how and why.” I want to explore the unknown. I want to scaffold from my known to incorporating the unknown to the known and build upon it. Life is a process.

The learning process is simple but: a process. One must be aware of how to learn. It sounds very basic, but many people are not aware of how they learn. It is more than being burned by a match and “learning” not to be burned again by a match. Ignorance is not bliss.

Many People are not Aware They Have a Learning Style

To know what your learning style is a huge benefit. (like having a tool chest and knowing how to use your tools)

An example:

We have many ways to learn...

Coupled with our multi-faceted "intelligence," as Howard Gardner explains:

Multiple Intelligences are different ways to demonstrate intellectual ability.

Listed are seven (may be more) ways to demonstrate intellectual ability:

  • Visual/Spatial Intelligence
  • Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
  • Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
  • Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Intelligence
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence

A clue to one's "learning style" is to listen to their adjectives. An example is if I use the term of "sight - visual" such as, "I just do not see it that way." I would primarily (never exclusive) a visual leaner. I would learn best by seeing the idea or concept, rather than "feeling it (hands-on).

If I were a Kinesthetic Learner, I would adjectives such as, "I just feel that it is wrong..." To learn things I would learn best with "hands-on" opportunities...



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    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Good you identified your method of learning. It provides an avenue to enhance and learn more

      Thanks for your comments!

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      Maja Dezulovic 

      8 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      We were taught this in school and I took tests to find out what type of learner I am. I learn primarily through sound (auditory) with kinesthetics as a close second. Thanks for the reminder.

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Most of us live our lives with our "emergency brake" on. We limit ourselves by thinking "I cannot do that," or "That is not me..." and etc. Why limit ourselves?

      Most of us fear success more than we fear failure. If we succeed, we change profoundly. If we fail, we maintian the status quo. The fear of change is profound...

      The change agents in life make the diffence in the world. Not everyone is suited for this role. We need the staus quo balanced with the new, improved...

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      8 years ago

      Bravo Dallas! You did it! And, great job on it! I think lots of folks will find this interesting. It delivers insight on you, as well as sharing information to others that can be used to enhance their own learning skills. I'm all over the enhanced learning thing - whatever I can find and incorporate to make it go faster and easier, I use it!

      I think you should know, the next time I encounter a must-do/should-do task that I deem daunting, or piece of important information that I find difficult to learn/process - I'm gonna be thinking of you, lol.

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Thanks. Our "knowledge" is both personal, yet holistic... even universal. We get to decide what knowledge is...

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      8 years ago from JABALPUR

      this is the most important topic u have chosen, whould be taken by me in near future. I am planning some thing more deep into it. But here u have taken really pain to explore the real knowledge about the psychic

      voted up


    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Caressa Hubbell,

      Thanks for your comments.

      One needs to remember there is no single manner , or learning style to learn. Most of us "favor" a particular process of learning based upon our learning style.

      One may be primarily a "visual" learner, but needs hands-on re-enforcements...

      Most instructors integrate a "multi-modal" approach to their instructional process. In "student talk," this means they instruct using all of the learning styles to assure learning is ocurring...

      The learning environment is simply where one learns. It does not require a classroom to learn...

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Hope you enjoy your day and do exactly what you want to do and enjoy the process!

      Thanks for your comments.

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Glad to have your comments! Jim, you know where you "fit in!" Your challenge from my point-of-view is to decide if you want to "fit-in," or be a "change agent." I am betting on you to be a needed change agent! Make an incremental difference today...

      The mouse eats a huge chunk of cheese one-nibble-at-a-time!

      Give the world (us) an opportunity to know and understand/support your passionate goals. Given it is not for the faint-of-heart, perhaps tell others to lead, or get out of the way!

    • Caressa Hubbell profile image

      Caressa Hubbell 

      8 years ago from Richwood, Texas

      I took a test upon entering college and discovered that I too am a life learner. It was really interesting to see all of the different ways in which people learn and to learn that there are actual classifications for them.

    • LailaK profile image


      8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Interesting and well-explained!

    • TheManWithNoPants profile image


      8 years ago from Tucson, Az.


      Very interesting my friend. I'm trying to figure out where I fit, and am looking forward to the next part.



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