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Communication — It’s All About Learning — Part 7

Communication is hard…I’d rather be alone …

Learning styles have a lot of influence on the way people consume messages.  They also change the way individuals recall information, and even the words they choose.

The Solitary (Intrapersonal) Learning Style

If you have a solitary style, you are more private, introspective and independent. You can concentrate well, focusing your thoughts and feelings on your current topic. You are aware of your own thinking, and you may analyze the different ways you think and feel.

You spend time on self-analysis, and often reflect on past events and the way you approached them. You take time to ponder and assess your own accomplishments or challenges. You may keep a journal, diary or personal log to record your personal thoughts and events.

You like to spend time alone. You may have a personal hobby. You prefer traveling or holidaying in remote or places, away from crowds.

You feel that you know yourself. You think independently, and you know your mind. You may have attended self-development workshops, read self-help books or used other methods to develop a deeper understanding of yourself.

You prefer to work on problems by retreating to somewhere quiet and working through possible solutions. You may sometimes spend too much time trying to solve a problem that you could more easily solve by talking to someone.

You like to make plans and set goals. You know your direction in life and work. You prefer to work for yourself, or have thought a lot about it. If you don’t know your current direction in life, you feel a deep sense of dissatisfaction.

Common Pursuits and Phrases

Those that have a strong solitary style include authors, researchers, park rangers and security guards. Peak performers in any field often have a good solitary style behind other more dominant styles.

They are more likely to use phrases that reflect your most dominant style out of the visual, aural or physical styles, however they may also use phrases like these:

  •  I’d like some time to think it over.
  • This is what I think or feel about that.
  • I’d like to get away from everyone for a while.
  • I’ll get back to you on that.

Learning and techniques

You prefer to learn alone using self-study. When you spend time with an instructor or a teacher, you often only clarify information you haven’t be able to clarify yourself. You may dislike learning in groups.

Why Learning Styles?  Understand the basis of learning styles

Learning styles have a lot of influence on the way people consume messages.  They also change the way individuals recall information, and even the words they choose.

We hope that you have found this series helpful in understanding how people receive information differently.  The more you know the better your communication will be.

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