by Stephanie McBrier Hannett

Available in both Online and Paper-Based Format

What's My Learning Style? is a training assessment for management development that helps trainers and individuals maximize learning results through developing an understanding of behavioral style. The self assessment identifies adult learning preferences and helps individuals apply this knowledge to build on strengths, minimize weaknesses and become more flexible at using different learning styles. 

Before you rollout your next training initiative, it is important to first consider how the individuals in your audience learn. Every person uses a preferred personal learning style during the learning process, whether or not they are conscious of it. Some people learn best in a group, while others prefer to learn independently. Some approach learning with enthusiasm; some require time for reflection. There isn't one "correct" learning style, but building awareness of behavioral style for your learners is the key to maximizing results for both your audience and your training efforts. 

What's My Learning Style is a quick and effective self assessment that accurately identifies a preference for one of 4 learning styles:Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic. In addition to becoming familiar with their learning preferences, individuals will learn how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.

What's My Learning Style starts with a 20-item self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals rate how characteristic the statements are of their learning preferences. Scoring the assessment reveals a "My Learning Style Profile" and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify preference for one of 4 learning styles
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each learning style
  • Discover how to approach all types of learning in a way that is comfortable
  • Create a plan to branch out of the "style comfort zone"

If you are planning to use What's My Learning Style in a classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The What's My Learning Style Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation.

Type: Assessment 

Measures: Preference for one of four learning styles 

Dimensions: Expressiveness; Assertiveness 

Time Required:
Scoring: 10 minutes 
Interpretation: 1 hour