Why Do You Fidget? – Are You a Kinesthetic Learner?
For years we believed that fidgeting was a sign of guilt or disinterest. And it still could be. But we also now know that many people fidget as a way of focusing. This makes sense, given that there are different paths to learning. One is called Kinesthetic or Tactile.
People with a kinesthetic learning pattern gain from manipulating what they are learning. However, when we are in a predominantly auditory environment, these learners still do better when they manipulate something. Hence the fidgeting.
If this sounds like you, or someone close to you, keep in mind that being a kinesthetic learning is absolutely normal. We all are! Each person has the ability to learn through touch, vision, and auditory pathways. However, due to our education system and typical work meeting style, auditory and visual learners are favored.
The acceptance of fidget toys (items) can greatly equalize these situations. By understanding how kinesthetic learners learn and allowing them to have items to fidget with, we will get the best output from these individuals.
Are you a kinesthetic learner? Visual and auditory learning are styles that we progressively adopt as we pass through school. The surprising thing that most people are not aware of is that we all begin as kinesthetic learners. We enter the world learning through touching, moving, and interacting. Fidgeting is a way that people who still need the motion and interaction can engage physically while they learn.Here is a book that will help you figure out your learning style and make the best of school and meetings:Canada: http://amzn.to/2yngvMjUnited Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2xsK9AdYou can find Violet here: www.violetreveira.comAll product links are amazon affiliate links. Thanks for watching Violet's Practical Help.
Posted by Violet Reveira, Psychologist on Tuesday, December 5, 2017