VAK Preference

On this page, you can read about the experiences of others with a VAK learning preference.

Why not share your experiences too?

  • Do you consider yourself a VAK person?
  • Are there aspects of your life where your VAK preference is obvious?
  • What study strategies do you find helpful, as someone with a VAK preference?

Leave a comment below to tell us about your experiences as someone with a VAK preference.

  1. Rebecca on said:

    Pretty even scored over VAK.The thing that stood out was the lack of preference for writing (R). I find that I don’t get much out of writing detailed notes on a subject. If I do it’s more of a jog to the memory. I get more out of visual, practical and discussion. I prefer actually doing something and or researching it myself. That helps me learn.

  2. Ethan on said:

    I am not as entertained while reading than I am while watching a video, having a discussion, or forming a creative example. Sure notes are key to remembering information, but a little twist here and there to spice my learning up is what I definitely prefer.

  3. Courtney on said:

    I not the best a remembering much while reading, I will eventually remember if I read something for a week straight. I like more hands on activities and seeing others attempt first to understand what may be done. I do like to write down what I think something means and code it for a way I can remember that material.

  4. Norma on said:

    I find that writing things while discussing it to myself helps with reinforcement. I also like to draw or doodle something relevant to what I am learning to add the visual. I am definitely a hands on learner.

  5. Alasdair on said:

    I am in senior leadership roles so when I’m in teaching/coaching mode, especially coaching, where coaching is lifting performance through practice, then practicing using role plays is critical as is showing people the components that make up a performance. With regard to the latter, diagrams help to achieve that objective so people can see how individual components impacts the whole performance and outcome. I definitely like to be taught this way as well.

    When problem solving and solution seeking, my attention/style shifts more towards Aural where I seek out input from the team/subject matter experts, have open discussions, introduce a bit of banter and friendly competition to keep the motivation going, make time to publicly recognise contributions so that people feel valued and then summarise all the input for an action plan going forward. This gets buy-in from the team and a high likelihood that they will execute the plan well since it is their plan.

    On reflection this is the way I like to problem solve, find optimum solutions and be motivated to produce quality outcomes.

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