Learning styles

10 Characteristics of Right-Brain Learners

Right-Brain Learners

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The following is a list of ten characteristics of right-brain learners:

  1. Right-brain learners think intuitively and respond well to open-ended activities.
  1. Right-brain learners employ a common sense approach to problems.
  1. Right-brain learners remember faces.
  1. Right-brain learners make subjective statements.
  1. Right-brain learners are spontaneous, impulsive, flexible, and creative.
  1. Right-brain learners solve problems through synthesis.
  1. Right-brain learners express themselves candidly.
  1. Right-brain learners prefer essay tests.
  1. Right-brain learners lack a strong sense of time and structure.
  1. Right-brain learners see “the big picture.”

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

10 Characteristics of Visual Learners

Visual Learners

1.  Visual learners like to read.

2.  Visual learners take copious notes.

3.  Visual learners often close their eyes to visualize or remember.

4.  Visual learners are usually good spellers.

5.  Visual learners like to see what they are reading.

6.  Visual learners tend to value planning and organization.

7.  Visual learners are meticulous, neat in appearance.

8.  Visual learners notice details.

9.  Visual learners find something to watch when bored.

10. Visual learners find quiet, passive surroundings ideal.

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

10 Characteristics of Auditory Learners

Auditory Learners


1.  Auditory learners like to be read to.


2.  Auditory learners sit where they can hear.


3.  Auditory learners are most likely to read aloud or subvocalize when they read.


4.  Auditory learners enjoy music.


5.  Auditory learners acquire information primarily through sound.


6.  Auditory learners are easily distracted by noises.


7.  Auditory learners may not coordinate colors or clothes, but can explain what they are wearing and why.


8.  Auditory learners enjoy listening activities.


9.  Auditory learners enjoy talking.


10.   Auditory learners hum or talk to themselves or others when bored.


Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison