This is the third article in an eight-part series of learning styles. Intrapersonal learners are self-motivated and very self-aware to the point of being overly critical of themselves. Intrapersonal learners have several amazing attributes and are a joy to have in the classroom, but they do need some learning provisions to thrive.
An intrapersonal learner is the exact opposite of an interpersonal student.
These students are incredibly self-motivated and focused on their goals and prefer to process internally before talking about their thoughts with anyone else. One of their weaknesses is that they are so self-aware and tend to be too critical of their progress.
Intrapersonal learners like to study alone because they need the time to process their thoughts internally. Some people tend to classify intrapersonal learners are shy or aloof.
One of the greatest strengths of an intrapersonal learners is that they are very self-motivated. The best thing that you can do for intrapersonal learners at home is to give them a dedicated quiet space where they can work independently.
- Avoid class discussions and group projects
- Have very high self-management skills
- Enjoy journaling and record-keeping
- Prefer logic games or independent sports like tennis
3 Tips for Working with Intrapersonal Learners
- If possible, make independent study a priority
- Provide a secluded place where they can focus on the assigned tasks
- When you can, use books, websites, videos, and other resources so they can study independently
Intrapersonal learners are wonderful additions to the classroom. They are self-starters who are generally never disruptive in class. To get the most from your intrapersonal learners make certain that they have space to think, process, and create.