Forget the 5 Love Languages, Let’s Talk About the 5 Ways You Learn

Forget the 5 Love Languages, Let’s Talk About the 5 Ways You Learn

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and those of us with partners may have noticed that they communicate in different ways and that’s usually one of Five Languages of Love:words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch.

These languages aren’t always compatible and one partner may realize that he or she communicates their love in a specific way, sometimes differently than the other. Similarly, just as people express primary traits from the 5 Languages of Love, they also have primary traits from the Five Languages of Learning.

In business, whether you are coupled up with a spouse or significant other or just dating, your language of learning can spell success or failure when it comes to advancing your goals.

Brainly — the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning platform — has realized there are five main ways that people express their learning language, with one way being more predominant than others.

The Five Languages of Learning are:

1. Visual (Spatial): Visual learners benefit when they have an image or cue to help them process information. They may need to map things out in order to completely understand their thoughts. Characteristics of visual learners include:

  • A good spatial and directional sense

  • Can easily visualize objects, plans, and outcomes

  • Are good at using maps and rarely get lost

2. Aural (Auditory-Music): This is a very unique type of learning and is classified by those who primarily respond to sound. Many people who are aural learners are also musicians, and learn the information better when it’s presented through the medium of a song or a clever rhyme. Characteristics include:

  • Listens to music in the background while learning or working

  • Has a good sense of pitch or rhythm

  • Often hears songs, jingles, and themes in their head without prompts

3. Verbal (Linguistic): Verbal learners are successful when they receive instruction verbally or through writing, and excel with both. These learners usually pursue careers in public speaking, writing, journalism, and debate. You may be a verbal learner if you need to read content aloud in order to learn something or if you prefer to have someone speak the information to you so you can process it. Characteristics include:

  • Enjoys reading and writing

  • Likes tongue twisters and rhymes

  • Has a large vocabulary and enjoys learning new words

4. Physical (Kinesthetic): The people who learn physically are the people who like to get their hands dirty. Physical learners are very animated and are always moving. If you don’t learn something until you do it, or are constantly in motion while you speak, you might be a physical learner. Other characteristics include:

  • Appreciation for the physical world around them

  • Enjoys sports, exercise, and other outdoor activities

  • Tends to use and pick up on body language

5. Logical (Mathematical): Many logical thinkers end up being engineers, mathematicians, or pursuing the sciences. This is because of their unique way of learning. These individuals want to understand the reason behind everything and enjoy games like chess and doing brainteasers. Logical learners tend to prefer making organized lists while studying and extracting key points from the material. Logical learner characteristics also include:

  • Create procedures for future use

  • Classify and group information together to gain a better understanding

  •  Planing and ranking agendas and itineraries

There you have it. Where do you fit in? What is your learning language? How will you accept it and use it to move differently at work or while pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams?

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