General Learning Style (ESFJ)

Students with this learning style learn best by experiencing, memorising and sharing ideas.

They prefer to learn in an orderly, structured manner, so enjoy traditional teaching in which there is a formal relationship with a teacher. They need information to be presented sequentially and instructions to be given clearly, and dislike 'loose' teaching that requires little supervision or that involves a high degree of independent creativity. They are conscientious about completing exercises and projects. Being set (and achieving) regular targets maintains their interest and shows them that they are making steady progress.

They enjoy interacting with other learners and gain much by discussion, sharing information, as well as question and answer sessions. Their thought processes are clarified by the act of verbalising them, so talking is a vital part of their learning. They are sensitive to both positive and negative feedback, with the former acting as a motivation to learn.

Well thought-out training programmes, practical workshops and formal classroom teaching work well for these learners, as do demonstrations and practical examples.

As learners, they:

They learn best when:

They are challenged when:

College Learning Style

Students with this learning style like to put other people at ease. They are talkative, popular, and genuinely convinced that rough times can be overcome if people work together. They put a lot of conscientious energy into making this happen. Natural hosts and hostesses, they pay attention to even the smallest detail to make people feel welcome.

Choosing a Major Subject

Learning Preferences

Reading, Writing, Studying


Possible Causes of Stress

Dealing With Stress