A recent Atlassian blogs discusses the 4 different types of learners that need to be understood so that anyone who wants or needs to learn something can learn it in the way they prefer.
These probably aren’t a big surprise to most people but here they are
- Visual – this is the majority of people. They prefer infographics, screenshots and video
- Auditory – who prefer in person meetings, presentations and conversations
- Readers – like interacting with text
- Kinesthetic – are in the minority but need to be active participants in learning by moving around, role playing, problem solving etc.
To find out what learner you are there is a quick questionnaire you can fill out using the VARK method (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic) which will let you know what method you prefer!