16 Learning Style Types
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From your answers on the PSLI you scored as one of
these 16 types
Select the four letter type for a longer description.
grid of the 16 types
Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical,
orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic, dependable. See to it that
everything is well organized. Take responsibility. Make up their minds as to
what should be accomplished and work toward is steadily, regardless of
protests or distractions
Quiet friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their
obligations. Lend stability to any project or group. Thorough, painstaking,
accurate. Their interests are usually not technical. Can be patient with
necessary details. Loyal, considerate, perceptive, concerned with how other
Succeed by perseverance, originality, and desire to do whatever is needed or
wanted. Put their best efforts into their work. Quietly forceful,
conscientious, concerned for others. Respected for their firm principles.
Likely to be honored and followed for their clear convictions as to how best
to serve the common good.
Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and
purposes. In fields that appeal to them, they have a fine power to organize
a job and carry it out with or without help. Skeptical, critical,
independent determined, sometimes stubborn. Must learn to yield less
important points in order to win the most important
Cool onlookers. Quiet, reserved, observing and analyzing life with detached
curiosity and unexpected flashes of original humor. Usually interested in
cause and effect-how and why mechanical things work, and in organizing facts
use logical principles.
Retiring, quiet, sensitive, kind, and modest about their abilities. Shun
disagreements; do not force their opinions or values on others. Usually do
not care to lead but are often loyal followers. Often relaxed about getting
things done, because they enjoy the moment and do not want to spoil it by
undue haste or exertion.
Full of enthusiasm and loyalties, but seldom talk of these until they know
you well. Care about learning ideas, language, and independent projects of
their own. Tend to undertake too much, then somehow get it done. Friendly,
but often too absorbed in what they are doing to be sociable. Little
concerned with possessions or physical surroundings.
Quiet and reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or scientific pursuits.
Like solving problems with logic and analysis. Usually interested mainly
ideas, with little liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply
defined interests. Need careers where some strong interests can be used and
Good at on the spot problem solving. Do not worry-enjoy whatever comes
along. Tend to like mechanical things and sports, with friends on the side.
Adaptable, tolerant, generally conservative in values. Dislike long
explanations. Are best with real things that can be worked, handled, taken
apart, or put together.
Outgoing, easygoing, accepting, enjoy everything and make things more fun
for others by their enjoyment. Like sports and making things happen. Know
what is going on and join in eagerly. Find remembering facts easier than
mastering theories. Are best in situations that need sound common sense and
practical ability with people as well as with things.
Warmly enthusiastic, high spirited, ingenious, imaginative. Able to do
almost anything that interests them. Quick with a solution for any
difficulty and ready to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their
ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance. Can usually find
compelling reasons for whatever they want.
Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company alert and
outspoken. May argue for fun on either side of question. Resourceful in
solving new and challenging problems but may neglect some routine
assignments. Apt to turn to one new interest after another. Skillful in
finding logical reasons for what they want.
Practical, realistic, matter of fact with a natural head for business and
mechanics. Not interested in subjects they see no use for, but can apply
themselves when necessary. Like to organize and run activities. May be good
administrators, especially if they remember to consider others' feelings and
points of view.
Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born cooperators, active
committee members. Need harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing
something nice for someone. Work best with encouragement and praise. Main
interest is in things that directly and practically help people's lives
Responsive and responsible. Generally feel real concern for what others
think or want, and try to handle things with due regard for the other
person's feelings. Can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with
ease and tact. Sociable, popular, sympathetic. Responsive to praise and
Hearty, frank, decisive leaders in activities. Usually good in anything that
requires reasoning and intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are
usually well informed and enjoy adding to their fun of knowledge. May
sometimes appear more positive and confident than their experience in the
From I. Briggs-Myers & M. McCaulley
(1992) Manual a Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator. Consulting Psychologists Press