General Learning Style (ESFP)

Students with this learning style learn best by experiencing, doing and memorising, and they are interested in the practical use to which they can put ideas.

New experiences excite them and as a consequence they tend to plunge into subjects, learning as they go. Their interest is maintained by variety, sensory stimulation and active participation, and they thus benefit from short, entertaining presentations, 'on-the-job' training that has immediate applications, and practical or experiential workshops.

Demonstrations and practical examples are of more use to them than theory, discussion or study, though they do enjoy collecting facts and figures, and are likely to have a wealth of general knowledge. Their attention span may be quite short, so written exercises, routine, detailed tasks, targets and highly structured programmes tend to lose their interest.

They enjoy interacting with other learners and gain much by discussion, sharing experiences and competition (for instance, team contests). Group feedback sessions, and periods in which they can reflect upon, summarise and integrate what they have learnt, enable them to turn abstract information into something more real. 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 strong motivation to learn.

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College Learning Style

Students with this learning style have fun. They like to live life to its fullest and are great company. Good natured and openly friendly, they are very curious about what they can see, hear, and known firsthand. They then find ways to adapt to what they've noticed, and are good at getting others to adapt too.

Choosing a Major Subject

Learning Preferences

Reading, Writing, Studying


Possible Causes of Stress

Dealing With Stress