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How do you best take in information

How do you best take in information? Using your eyes, your ears or your body?

  • Do you tend to sit up straight in meetings and always try to look the speaker in the eye?
  • Do you prefer treading than being read to, often snatching instructions from other people?
  • Are you the kind of person who always remembers a face?
  • Do you use maps rather than relying on verbal instructions?
  • Do you take care to coordinate your appearance?
  • Are you the first to get up and go to the flipchart and represent a problem as a diagram?

If you have answered yes to most of these questions, then you probably rely on your eyes most.

  • Do you find yourself repeating words being used by a presenter or nodding vigorously when someone is speaking to you?
  • Perhaps you even stare into space and appear to be in a daydream, while you listen to your thoughts in your head?
  • Do you listen to music and to the radio?
  • Are you the kind of person who always remembers a name?
  • Are you happy to rely on verbal instructions?
  • Do you tell jokes and enjoy a good debate when solving problems?
  • Do you enjoy a good debate when solving problems?
  • Do you enjoy  using the telephone?

If you have answered yes to most of these questions, then you probabally rely on your ears most.

  • Do you sometimes slump in your chair during meetings, frustrated that you can not get up and walk around?
  • Do you enjoy playing with your pen, with a rubber, with your phone or with your papers while someone is talking to you?
  • Do you like outdoor pursuits?
  • Do you tend to remember what happened rather than someone’s name or even face?
  • Are you expressive with your body?
  • Are you the kind of person who wants to roll up your sleeves and do it rather than talk about it?
  • Do you enjoy doing business while undertaking an activity at the same time?

If you have answered yes to most of these questions, then you probably rely on your body most.

Questions taken from Power up your Mind by Bill Lucas

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