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El Pais newspaper. Oct 10, 2016

There are people who read even the small print of the manuals while others throw themselves at all the controls to see what happens. It is neither good nor bad. It simply gives us clues to our way of learning. Let’s look at the four types of learning that exist to identify which one is yours.

You want to make a trip with your partner and one of you needs to read even the smallest detail about the place where you are going, while the other gets on his nerves because he would rather embark on the adventure. Or in a work meeting a partner does not stop giving ideas without specifying anything, while another is overwhelmed not to work in one. Have you experienced any of this? If so, welcome to the different ways of learning and their difficulties (and opportunities).

In 1984 a university professor, David Kolb, discovered that adults have different ways of learning that depend on how we perceive reality and how we process it. There are people who capture reality fundamentally through experience and others, creating theories. The former are more empathetic and tend to do several tasks at the same time (multiplicity). Moreover, if they do not, they can be bored sovereignly. The latter prefer to focus on a single task, they manage very well in theory and would be lost with several things at the same time (uniqueness).

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