10 Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic Learners

1. Kinesthetic learners enjoy using manipulatives.

2. Kinesthetic learners speak with their hands and with gestures.

3. Kinesthetic learners remember what was done but have difficulty recalling what was said or seen.

4. Kinesthetic learners will try new things.

5. Kinesthetic learners rely on what they can directly experience, do or perform.

6. Kinesthetic learners are outgoing and expressive by nature.

7. Kinesthetic learners tend to be messy in habits and dress.

8. Kinesthetic learners are uncomfortable in classrooms where they lack hands-on experience.

9. Kinesthetic learners like physical rewards.

10. Kinesthetic learners need to be active and in motion.

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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