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Are You a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?

This short survey is not designed to scientifically identify your learning profile with 100 percent accuracy, but it does provide an indication of how you might normally learn best. Basically, this quiz attempts to determine if you learn best by seeing it, by hearing it or by touching and doing it. Are you primarily a visual learner, an auditory learner or a kinesthetic learner?

True responses to questions 2, 6, 7, 10 and 14 indicate a visual learner. You are a person who seems to learn well by reading, spending time in a library, using videotapes, etc. True responses to questions 3, 5, 9, 12 and 13 are representative of the auditory learner. You get more out of learning when you hear it, as opposed to reading about it. You spend more time attending lectures or listening to tapes than reading or going to the library.

True responses to questions 1, 4, 8, 11 and 15 would identify you as a doer. You are a kinesthetic learner. You learn by touching it, physically working with it (as opposed to reading about it) or attending a lecture. At Christmas, you're the person who doesn't bother to read the assembly instructions for a child's toy. You just rip open the box, pull out 101 pieces and proceed (often by trial and error) to assemble the toy.

So, for example, if you had five true responses for the visual learning statements, two true responses for the auditory statements and one for the kinesthetic, you probably learn best through your sense of vision. Accordingly, if you are forced to listen to a lecture for an hour, you may not get as much out of that learning experience as you would if you had the opportunity to read and study the lecture notes.