| I do not like to participate in workshops or training courses unless the subject really interests me. |
I often find myself daydreaming when a trainer or facilitator is speaking.
| I can usually concentrate when I want to.|
A noisy environment usually irritates me and breaks my concentration.
| I like to know what I will get out of it before I give my full attention.|
I tend not to ask questions in a group of people, even if I do not understand.
| I ask questions to clarify information when it is needed.|
I often find myself doodling or drawing.
| I find that diagrams and models are useful in training.|
People often fidget a lot in the training room.
| I like to start and finish on time, and work hard in between.|
I often think about things other than what is being discussed in a training class or workshop.
| People who talk and do not pay attention when they are in a class annoy me.|
I sometimes need to be given instructions for activities or exercises twice.
| I try to look for the relevance of what is being presented.|
Many course presenters are not very good at holding my attention.
| I often find other people’s ideas more useful or interesting than my own.|
In a formal training environment, I prefer to work with a group.
| I always like it when a trainer spells out clear learning objectives and outcomes.|
In a fomal training environment, I prefer to work independently.
| I prefer lectures to group activities or discussion.|
I am happy to be given a wide range of pre-reading material before a course.
| In a formal training environment, I prefer to work with well-structured presentation notes and handouts.|
You almost always meet really interesting people in a training class.
| I enjoy seminars in which ideas can be freely exchanged.|
Some course leaders don’t have all the information when you ask them questions.
| I am often attracted to a course that has a well-structured curriculum.|
I could quite easily take courses on my own, via distance learning.
| I am happy to be given work assignments or projects involving one or two other people.|
I like to set my own learning goals.
| I often volunteer for role-plays if they are part of the training course.|
I usually decide pretty quickly which information is useful to me and which is not.
| I am happy to listen to a presentation that includes complex information.|
I tend to study more effectively when I’m working with others.
| Learning is usually more effective when the subject is fully discussed or debated in a group.|
I’m comfortable taking a leadership role in group discussions.
| I am rarely comfortable in loosely-defined brainstorming sessions.|
I can often ask probing and incisive questions about the information that is being presented.
| I like to check facts or learning conclusions with others before I decide for myself.|
I often get my best ideas by talking them out with others.
| When relaxing, I prefer to watch a film or go to see a play.|
When relaxing, I prefer to listen to music or the radio.
| If I’m lost or need directions, I prefer having a map.|
When relaxing, I prefer to play games or sports.
| I like course information presented in diagrams and pictures.|
I often like to be doing something with my hands when I’m listening or talking.
| I prefer to talk to people face-to-face.|
I am often impatient to speak, and I often finish other people’s sentences.
| I enjoy talking to people on the phone for long periods of time.|
I prefer many short breaks in a class so that I can move around.
| When bored, I tend to doodle or watch something.|
I like to get involved in physical activity during a training class.
| If I’m lost or need directions, I need to be told.|
I’m not good at sitting still for long periods of time.
| I am quite happy to listen to a long presentation or lecture.|
If I am lost or in need of directions, I prefer to be shown the way.
| I tend to forget names and remember faces.|
I find background music helpful when we are doing group exercises in a training class.
| I often forget faces but remember names.|
I make gestures and use my hands when I am speaking.
| I’m not good at listening to others.|
I like outdoor activities and exercises, where you can ’get your hands dirty’.
| I often find that a video is a useful addition to most courses.|
I talk to myself sometimes.
| I am good at seeing the big picture.|
It is important to include the details, as much as you can.
| I often see relationships between ideas.|
It is usually best to focus and to concentrate.
| It is important to read between the lines.|
I can often easily recall facts and figures.
| Learning presents lots of options and possibilities.|
I like direct and practical answers to my questions.
| It is important to ’go with the flow’ most of the time.|
I like things to be ordered in a step-by-step sequence.
| I don’t like having to explain myself in detail.|
I like to be prepared.
| I often don’t know why I do some things.|
I usually prefer to deal with one thing at a time.
| I quickly get bored when a course leader spends time on minor details.|
I can get frustrated by opinion expressed as fact.