Over the past years, I have come to sense that I learn and think in a different way than most other people.
One difference, is that my thinking appears to be much more ‘visual’ than the thinking of many other people seems to be. Also, I have another way of ordening information, a higher than usual synthezising ability, and a highly encyclopedic memory that again is highly spatio-visualy oriented. I think and remember in images, and visualize the things I speak of in my mind first. I make a lot of diagrams when tackling a problem, and prefer a diagram to a table.
I have been reading a lot on this recently, and found some interesting tests. These tests indeed result in high scores for me when it comes to spatio-visual learning, and much less on auditorial-sequential learning.
I am interested to learn how other MoH forum members perform in these tests. Note that the results of these tests are not related to intelligence: they point to different ways of learning and thinking. Also note that these kind of tests are the subject of criticism, they are not uncontested.
I picked out two on-line test that are quick and easy to make:
What are your results?
I scored 12 out of 17 in the Visual-Spatial learner test (classifying me as a “spatio-visual learner”).
The VARK test resulted in a multimodal result with indeed a very strong result for Visual (8), Kinesthetic and read/write (both 7), and relatively low score for Aural (5).