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Dr. Craig T. Follins
Gen 200, Foundations for General Education and Academic Success
Many people today have different learning styles and different personality traits. Every day we communicate with others in different ways. We have to read something either it be reports for work, newspapers or even just a book. We not only have to read but understand what we are reading.
In 1983, Howard Gardner, a Harvard University professor shared his theory on what he believed there were eight types of learning styles and that each of us possess one or more of these styles. An assessment was created by the professor in which the score ranged from one (rarely) to four (always). Based on these results you will find out your learning style. We all also possess different personally traits as defined in the personality spectrum. The Personality Spectrum was created and based on the works of Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers in which they believed there were at least sixteen personality types. The Personality Spectrum divides the sixteen personalities into four sub categories Thinker, Organizer, Giver, and Adventurer.
Upon completing the Pathway to Learning Assessment, I learned that I strongly possess the Interpersonal learning style. People who possess this type of style are usually able to work well with others (i.e. teams). The interpersonal person likes to socialize with others and make people feel comfortable in any atmosphere. Basically, these individuals are considered people persons. I use different ways to communicate and collaborate with other persons that have different styles of learning. For example, a person who possesses the Intrapersonal learning style. These are people who are considered the opposite of an Interpersonal person. These are individuals who enjoy being alone, prefer to work on project on their own and are not comfortable socializing with others. The way I would communicate with this individual...
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