Good morning from beautiful Montana;

The first posting discussed visual learners which make up 80% of the population.  They have a sharp clear picture of an experience and are frustrated when others can’t see it.

Then we talked about auditory learners which make up 10% of the population.  They like to hear what is going on in the world and are frustrated when others don’t listen to them.

Kinesthetic learners gather information by hands on experiences.  They prefer to share information by examples and physical activity. Kinesthetic or tactile learners gather information by touching and doing

  • Need to be active and take frequent breaks
  • Speak with their hands and with gestures
  • Remember what was done, but have difficulty recalling what was said or seen
  • Find reasons to tinker or move when bored
  • Rely on what they can directly experience or perform
  • Activities such as cooking, construction and art help them to learn
  • Enjoy field trips
  • Sit near the door so they can easily get up and move around
  • Dislike classrooms without hands on experience
  • Communicate by touching

So, does this learning style feel like you?  Was your spirit touched when reading the descriptions? Does this description seem heavy or light to you?  Are you getting a handle on the sensations of this learning style?

If so, you are among the 10% of the population who are generally more creative, artistic and like action and experience with their learning.  Those who are kinesthetic usually complain that auditory and visual people are insensitive.

Most of us have learned to adapt our learning style to what the world demands of us.  But, we are usually drawn to one style more frequently. I think I am visual with heavy undertones of kinesthetic.

Did you find this information helpful and interesting?  Then leave a comment below.  Let’s start a dialog.
We have some exciting tele-classes and eCourses on communication coming up soon that you will enjoy. Keep checking back.

Judy H. Wright

Kinesthetic or Tactile Learning Style-Learn by Feeling, Touching and Doing