We've got the right brained thread and the "why" thread, and well, I think we have a lot of people that think their way is THE way, when it all depends on the person. I mentioned in the why thread that I'd taken a preceptor class that really hit me with how foreign it is to try to learn in someone else's learning style. I'm a visual learner, and I had a bad lesson today, kept trying to learn in a way not my own, finally lost it and had to just shut the instructor down, because my brain felt like it was going to explode. Looking back on it, I know I'm a visual learner, and taking auditory teaching, it's like learning in a foreign language I'm only barely proficient in. Like I know a little spanish, but most of the time when I hear spanish, I hear it, I have to translate it into english, then take my english, translate it back into spanish to respond. To me, that's what auditory learning is like. I have to take the words I hear, and make them into a picture in my head translating it into my visual world, then if I have to answer a question, I have to turn the picture back into words. Anyway, I started wondering if maybe visual and kinesthetic learners are more the dancepros and elises, and maybe the auditory people are the Nik and Chris Strattons of the world. I'm sure we'd have to get into Myers-Briggs testing to really get into the down and dirty of it (we need another DFer that's going for a Masters or PhD to do some testing of this!) But anyway, here's the best thing I found with a very quick google of the auditory-visual-kinesthetic learning styles: http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/ts/style.html I found really interesting on this page describing the different styles: http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/ts/styleres.html that as a visual learner I "benefit from illustrations and presentations that use color" and thus on a post when dancepro was describing a champagne glass, it made total sense to me, but auditory learners "remember by verbalizing lessons to themselves" which is kind of like writing out the detailed technique maybe? Any thoughts? Any comments as to what kind of learner you are as far as auditory/visual/kinesthetic and if you fit into a right brain camp or Nik's why camp? Or both?