Vak Learning Styles Self-assessment Questionnaire

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Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When I operate new equipment I generally: 
    • A. 

      Read the instructions first

    • B. 

      Listen to an explanation from someone who has used it before

    • C. 

      Go ahead and have a go, I can figure it out as I use it

  • 2. 
    When I need directions for travelling I usually:
    • A. 

      Look at a map

    • B. 

      Ask for spoken directions

    • C. 

      Follow my nose and maybe use a compass

  • 3. 
    When I cook a new dish, I like to: 
    • A. 

      Follow a written recipe

    • B. 

      Call a friend for an explanation

    • C. 

      Follow my instincts, testing as I cook

  • 4. 
    If I am teaching someone something new, I tend to: 
    • A. 

      Write instructions down for them

    • B. 

      Give them a verbal explanation

    • C. 

      Demonstrate first and then let them have a go

  • 5. 
    I tend to say: 
    • A. 

      Watch how I do it

    • B. 

      Listen to me explain

    • C. 

      You have a go

  • 6. 
    During my free time I most enjoy: 
    • A. 

      Going to museums and galleries

    • B. 

      Listening to music and talking to my friends

    • C. 

      Playing sport or doing DIY

  • 7. 
    When I go shopping for clothes, I tend to: 
    • A. 

      Imagine what they would look like on

    • B. 

      Discuss them with the shop staff

    • C. 

      Try them on and test them out

  • 8. 
    When I am choosing a holiday I usually: 
    • A. 

      Read lots of brochures

    • B. 

      Listen to recommendations from friends

    • C. 

      Imagine what it would be like to be there

  • 9. 
    If I was buying a new car, I would: 
    • A. 

      Read reviews in newspapers and magazines

    • B. 

      Discuss what I need with my friends

    • C. 

      Test-drive lots of different types

  • 10. 
    When I am learning a new skill, I am most comfortable: 
    • A. 

      Watching what the teacher is doing

    • B. 

      Talking through with the teacher exactly what I’m supposed to do

    • C. 

      Giving it a try myself and work it out as I go

  • 11. 
    If I am choosing food off a menu, I tend to: 
    • A. 

      Imagine what the food will look like

    • B. 

      Talk through the options in my head or with my partner

    • C. 

      Imagine what the food will taste like

  • 12. 
    When I listen to a band, I can’t help: 
    • A. 

      Watching the band members and other people in the audience

    • B. 

      Listening to the lyrics and the beats

    • C. 

      Moving in time with the music

  • 13. 
    When I concentrate, I most often:
    • A. 

      Focus on the words or the pictures in front of me

    • B. 

      Discuss the problem and the possible solutions in my head

    • C. 

      Move around a lot, fiddle with pens and pencils and touch things

  • 14. 
    I choose household furnishings because I like: 
    • A. 

      Their colours and how they look

    • B. 

      The descriptions the sales-people give me

    • C. 

      Their textures and what it feels like to touch them

  • 15. 
    My first memory is of: 
    • A. 

      Looking at something

    • B. 

      Being spoken to

    • C. 

      Doing something

  • 16. 
    When I am anxious, I: 
    • A. 

      Visualise the worst-case scenarios

    • B. 

      Talk over in my head what worries me most

    • C. 

      Can’t sit still, fiddle and move around constantly

  • 17. 
    I feel especially connected to other people because of: 
    • A. 

      How they look

    • B. 

      What they say to me

    • C. 

      How they make me feel

  • 18. 
    When I have to revise for an exam, I generally: 
    • A. 

      Write lots of revision notes and diagrams

    • B. 

      Talk over my notes, alone or with other people

    • C. 

      Imagine making the movement or creating the formula

  • 19. 
    If I am explaining to someone I tend to: 
    • A. 

      Show them what I mean

    • B. 

      Explain to them in different ways until they understand

    • C. 

      Encourage them to try and talk them through my idea as they do it

  • 20. 
    I really love: 
    • A. 

      Watching films, photography, looking at art or people watching

    • B. 

      Listening to music, the radio or talking to friends

    • C. 

      Taking part in sporting activities, eating fine foods and wines or dancing

  • 21. 
    Most of my free time is spent: 
    • A. 

      Doing physical activity or making things

    • B. 

      Watching television

    • C. 

      Talking to friends

  • 22. 
    When I first contact a new person, I usually: 
    • A. 

      Arrange a face to face meeting

    • B. 

      Talk to them on the telephone

    • C. 

      Try to get together whilst doing something else, such as an activity or a meal

  • 23. 
    I first notice how people: 
    • A. 

      Look and dress

    • B. 

      Sound and speak

    • C. 

      Stand and move

  • 24. 
    If I am angry, I tend to: 
    • A. 

      Keep replaying in my mind what it is that has upset me

    • B. 

      Raise my voice and tell people how I feel

    • C. 

      Stamp about, slam doors and physically demonstrate my anger

  • 25. 
    I find it easiest to remember:
    • A. 

      Faces

    • B. 

      Names

    • C. 

      Things I have done

  • 26. 
    I think that you can tell if someone is lying if: 
    • A. 

      They avoid looking at you

    • B. 

      Their voices changes

    • C. 

      They give me funny vibes

  • 27. 
    When I meet an old friend: 
    • A. 

      I say “it’s great to see you!”

    • B. 

      I say “it’s great to hear from you!”

    • C. 

      I give them a hug or a handshake

  • 28. 
    I remember things best by: 
    • A. 

      Writing notes or keeping printed details

    • B. 

      Saying them aloud or repeating words and key points in my head

    • C. 

      Doing and practising the activity or imagining it being done

  • 29. 
    If I have to complain about faulty goods, I am most comfortable: 
    • A. 

      Writing a letter

    • B. 

      Complaining over the phone

    • C. 

      Taking the item back to the store or posting it to head office

  • 30. 
    I tend to say: 
    • A. 

      I see what you mean

    • B. 

      I hear what you are saying

    • C. 

      I know how you feel