Learning Styles

Learning Styles and Personality Styles: How They Work Together
Linda Kilmer
July 10, 2010
Joyce Nielsen

Learning Styles and Personality Styles: How They Work Together. My assignment was to identify at least three different learning styles and at least three different personality types then develop a strategy for effective communication and collaboration among my selected styles. The learning styles according to the textbook – Keys to College Studying: Becoming an Active Thinker is: “Verbal-Linguistic, Logical - Mathematical, Bodily - Kinesthetic, Visual - Spatial, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Musical, and Naturalistic. The four personality types are Organizers, Givers, Thinkers, and Adventurers.”   (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, 2007) For this paper I chose to focus on the three strongest learning styles as well as the three strongest personality types. The learning styles are Interpersonal, Intrapersonal and Verbal – Linguistic. The three strongest personality types are Thinker, Giver, and Organizer. When one looks at my three strongest learning styles they may wonder about how I can be both interpersonal as well as intrapersonal. I think that they are just two sides of the same coin, as they are the abilities to understand both yourself and the others around you. The Verbal –Linguistic style is what I would refer to as the style that binds the two together. It can bring out the strengths in the other learning types which would make both collaboration and communication more effective thus easier to accomplish. Effective communication begins by using our learning strategies as tools. I will start with the learning styles.
      When one imagines what an intrapersonal or solitary person might be, the picture might be that of a quiet or shy person. They are not seen as someone possessing an effective communication style, but the intrapersonal learning style is not that much from that of the interpersonal or social person. Influence comes from the same...