Left and Right Brain Learning Styles
 

All of us use both sides of the brain, but most of us are either left or right brain dominant, which means that we may use the left or right brain characteristics more often in the ways we think, act and learn. It is important to recognize your brain dominance and value it as your special learning style. The next step is to begin developing the other side so that you can use your whole brain in thinking, acting and learning.

Read each pair of left and right brain characteristic and check the one that seems most like you. A good way to tell is to ask yourself which characteristic helps you learn better. If you strongly identify with both characteristics in a pair, then check both. More checks in the left column indicate left-brain dominance. More checks in the right column indicate right-brain dominance. Several checks in both boxes: a whole brain thinker.

LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN
____ Verbal (words and numbers)

 

____ Visual (pictures, graphs, charts…)

 

____ Sequential (step by step)

 

____ Holistic (seeing patterns and relationships)

 

____ Logical

 

____ Intuitive (knowing all at once)

 

____ Reasoning (cause and effect thinking)

 

____ Emotional (feeling)

 

____ Analytical

 

____ Creative

 

____ Realistic

 

____ Imaginative

 

____ Facts

 

____ Stories

 

____ Details

 

____ The big picture

 

____ Organized; on time

 

____ Spontaneous; timeless

 

____ Serious; work ethic

 

____ Humorous; play ethic

 

____ Math; Science

 

____ Art, music, drama, metaphor, color

 

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