General Learning Style (INTJ)

Students with this learning style learn best by studying, reflecting and conceptualising.

To them, learning is a means to self-improvement and they actively seek to increase their understanding and knowledge.

They learn particularly well on their own or in small groups and prefer to learn in an orderly and self-paced manner, and thus benefit from structured, well thought-out training programmes, self-teaching courses, or high quality coaching. Being set (and achieving) regular targets ensures that they maintain interest and gives them the feedback they need to show them that they are making steady progress. Loose unstructured teaching without clear outcomes or with a high degree of active participation or 'play' does not appeal.

They enjoy learning theories and models, and need intellectual stimulation in order to maintain their interest. They ask many questions and tend not to accept a teacher or a system's authority at face value. Memorisation of facts, sequential exercises and hands-on training are less useful to them than discussion, reflection, analysis and brainstorming.

As learners, they:

They learn best when:

They are challenged when:

College Learning Style

Students with this learning style have independent, original ideas. Although they do not occur frequently in the general population, they appear in greater numbers in college. They use analysis and scepticism to further their goals. They value competence in themselves and others and work hard to achieve it.

Choosing a Major Subject

Learning Preferences

Reading, Writing, Studying


Possible Causes of Stress

Dealing With Stress