Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Always Knew I was a Visual Learner

Got this from Valerie Comer:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 18%
Visual : 81%
Left : 52%
Right : 47%

Katie, you exhibit balanced hemispheric dominance and a strong visual preference. It is the intensity of your sensory preference which may more determine your learning style.

The balance of left- and right-hemisphere usage is very helpful to a highly visual learner. You absorb your environment, selecting out details and simultaneously embedding them in a context, an overall perspective which adds nuances of meaning. Given the prodigious rate that you input information, you naturally utilize the services of both hemispheres more or less equally.

You are active and searching, which produces energy. Because you can process multiple inputs comfortably, you do not experience the indecision of a person with mixed sensory preference. You are able to focus on more than one aspect of a situation and push for resolution.

You can tolerate ambiguity, which is good, since you will experience a lot of it due to your input style. While a part of you will always seek completion, the other part will accept the process as it is. You may occasionally get impatient with yourself. You will always be able to work through problems in a logical sequence or given order, but you will have other options available to you as well.

You may find that you have insufficient time to reflect on your experiences and thus lose a sense of meaning, not appreciating your "inner being" as much as you might otherwise.

Many people would envy your combination of characteristics. Constantly seeking stimulation, you are artistic without needing to be "odd," an active learner and yet reasonably logical and disciplined.

Try it yourself, and let me know your outcome.


Valerie Comer said...

Hey, thanks for playing along, Katie! Interesting that you scored so extremely high on visual. I was surprised to find mine high on auditory, but I guess I picked rhyming sounds more than visual sameness on the test. I would have thought I learned best tactile (which wasn't an option) and visual above auditory.

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