From Peak Learning:
Even if you had trouble deciding between two or more styles, the tentative order you put down is important.
Ned Herrmann associates Style A with a "master of logic and reason." The A style is devoted to getting the facts, figuring problems out logically, stating things clearly and precisely, reducing complex issues to simple decisions, and generating new ways of doing things more efficiently. Someone who is strong in this style to the exclusion of all others, Herrmann thinks, is likely to distrust ambiguity, intuition, and emotion.
Style B types are similar to A but place more reliance on what has already worked, on getting all the details right, and on procedure, order, and stability. They are more involved in answers and actions—doing things on time and on schedule—than on the questions and theories an A wants to analyze. Both are more verbal than emotional or intuitive.
Style C is primarily sensitive to moods, atmospheres, and attitudes. There is a greater awareness of things as a body process rather than as visual or verbal information. There is a strong interest in people and communication. Logic and theory take second place to feeling and experience.
Style D is where Herrmann finds the most emphasis on originality, ambiguity, and surprise, on the use of metaphor and the ability to picture things in preference to verbalizing them clearly. Style D types thrive on confusion and chaos, enjoying the challenge of many possibilities, and resist coming to final conclusions.
As Herrmann points out, these four styles are exaggerated. It is hard to find someone who uses only one of the four all the time. Even if all of your 1s, 2s, and 3s are on the same styles for all three subjects, your most favored learning style for all kinds of occasions is likely to be a blend of the styles you marked 1 and 2.
On the other hand, if the numbers you assigned vary among different styles, you probably have a more flexible approach to learning. Most frequently, we find ourselves strong in more than one of these styles and naturally pick the one that's appropriate to a given learning situation.
Your awareness of which of these styles feels most comfortable will enable you to adjust the conditions of your learning to make it more congenial. In much the same way as the grouper-stringer approaches, recognizing that you have a preferred approach allows you to seek learning situations in which that approach works best.
Alternatively, you can choose a less comfortable style in order to stretch your learning muscles. And, when you can't find a useful match between what you want to learn and the style in which you'd be most comfortable learning it, you can use your preferred style at the same time. You might experiment with forming an intuitive picture of some subject while building and discarding several logical systems, or you might discuss the views of various authorities in conversation with other students.
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