Know your Learning Style and you know the fastest, easiest & most motivational way you learn new skills. We’re talking all skills – sports, technical, management… even happiness skills. Know your style and you know your own Peak Level. Take the 10-minute Profiler here to find yours.
You might be a combination of styles, and you could be one style at work and another on the playing field. You can even change styles over the course of your life. Take the profiler to find your Peak Success Style, and read the style profiles below to gain insights for yourself and the important people in your life.
You just want to DO it. Get your hand on the ball, your body in the water. You learn physically and tend to do best when you’re performing for groups – impromptu or formally. You don’t want a lot of analytical instruction, you don’t care about the curriculum and you don’t always like a lot of overly solicitous attention. You do like specific coaching on certain skills and you do well if you can watch a skill done and then work on your own to make it happen. People sometimes call you a natural athlete because you dive right in; you expect to make a solo time investment in new sports and assume that trial by error is part of the learning process.
If you don’t care about the other Learning Styles, you are probably Actual
You like to start with mental understanding before you move into physical action – It has to “make sense” for you before you engage physically. You always have questions that occur to you that need answering before you can “relax” and get engaged physically. You seek to understand the how & why of the way things work or the new movements you’re learning. You take pleasure in explaining things to others because you assume they have the same need to understand how things work. You value reading and learning in a non-physical way to enhance your physical learning.
If you’re that person in the room asking the questions everyone else is thinking, you are probably Analytical
You like an explanation of the lesson program – what will be taught and what will you be asked to do – you like expectations to be clear up front. You find it helpful to have an assessment of current skills and a plan to get you to a specific level. You respect the structure of the classroom or the group; you highly valuing a teacher with appropriate authority and expertise. You do well with written programs and specific steps you can accelerate through to a pre-defined goal.
If you looking forward to this exercise and are yearning for a print-out of the questions, you are probably Structural
You are unique and no one else’s learning style is like yours. You personalize everything you do and feel that a general curriculum cannot be effective for your unique needs. You need your physical fitness, readiness and emotional approach to be understood and respected by the teacher and others; you also have great respect for the needs of other people. You are highly verbal and tend to outline your process to others to provide insight into the end result.
If you always tweak assignments or programs to your own style and explain to others the reasons for your customization, you are probably Personal