Visual (spatial) learning style

If we use the visual style, we prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information and communicate with others. We can easily visualize objects, plans and outcomes in our mind’s eye. It is important to have a good spatial sense, which gives a good sense of direction.

The whiteboard is a best friend. We love drawing, scribbling and doodling, especially with colors.

We may use common phrases like these:

  • Let’s look at it differently.
  • See how this works for you.
  • I can’t quite picture it.
  • Let’s draw a diagram or map.
  • I’d like to get a different perspective.
  • I never forget a face.

Use mind maps. Use color and pictures in place of text, wherever possible. If you don’t use the computer, make sure you have at least four different color pens.