Understanding how your brain works, what type of learner you are and your comparative strengths in different types of intelligence can make a big difference to your life.
Some people are mainly sequential (left-brain) learners, others mainly simultanaeous (right-brain) learners, while others are very much in the middle. Of course, this is a gross oversimpliciation, but you may still find it useful.
Which type of learner are you?
AUDITORY LEARNERS learn and remember through the sense of hearing.
VISUAL LEARNERS learn and remember through the sense of sight, preferring pictures, images or diagrams.
VERBAL LEARNERS learn and remember through the sense of sight, preferring words.
LOGICAL LEARNERS learn and remember through using logic and reasoning.
TACTILE-KINAESTHETIC LEARNERS learn and remember through the sense of touch and body movement.
COMPETITIVE LEARNERS learn better when they are able to compete against other people.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS learn better when working with other people.
SOLITARY LEARNERS learn better when working on their own.
HIGH-STIMULATION LEARNERS learn better in a high-stimulation environment.
LOW-STIMULATION LEARNERS learn better in a low-stimulation environment.
Leading on from this we can consider Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Gardner defines eight different types of intelligence: