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Step Two: Individual Response
With these thoughts in mind, summarize the results of your learning styles inventory (1 page):
What are your dominant, sub-dominant, tertiary, and inferior learning styles?

Were the results of the inventory what you would expect of yourself? Explain.
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Narrative:

As I predicted in the discussion exercise D01, the order of association resultnig from Appendix B, was NT, NF, (both very comfortable), ST low comfort, and SF very low comfort.  

Thinking vs Feeling
I do not make much of a distinction along the "Thinking" and "Feeling" axis.  This may be because I would not know how to distinguish between the two if I were asked.  Often solutions to computing problems and other matters come to me while I dream, or if I'm looking at scenery, or reading about something else. Boom, the answer is there. I can grapple with an issue (like the labeling of this table) logically for hours or days and I may or may not come to an answer. But if I can  go hiking then take a nap and then often answer is there. Either I realize in a dream per se or I know when I wake up. Naps, however, with out thinking about it first do not help.  In the dreams logical thought, symbolic manipulations, and emotions are all so integrated that it is impossible to distinguish among them.  To the extent there is a difference, "Thinking" trumps "Feeling," perhaps because I find "Thinking" a slightly more reliable tool to discern the illusionary nature of existence slightly more readily than "Feeling."

Sensing vs Intuition
In gross contrast to the "Thinking and Feeling" axis, I make a large distinction between "Sensing" and "Intuition, with much greater importance placed on "Intuition" than "Sensing."  The mean value in my profile "Sensing"  is 26, where the mean value for "Intuition" is 87.

A Theravada Explanitory Construct
My profile groups "Thinking, Feeling, and Intuition" (TFI) on the one hand and "Sensing" on the other.  In my particular case, this binary clusering of styles could likely have arisen from the Theravada Buddhism that was practiced in rural Cambodia prior to the ascent of the Khmer Rouge and the Establishment of Democratic Kampuchea.  As a child I was taught that from sensory perceptions arise illusion and desire, and that the meditative development of the mind is the path to see through the illusion and and the means to conquer desire.  As I was assigned into a forced labor  unit as a teenager I found in the memories of my youth reservoirs of strenght in my mind. So as I experienced hard labor, starvation, malaria, the death of close family members, (and all the other typical experiences that have been chronecled 'ad nausium' in the literature on Democratic Kampuchea) I remembered and resisted the endless hours of political brainwashing at motivational "Meetings."  I was not the skeletal, lice ridden, diseased being I saw reflected in the water. Nor did Angkha, the 'state' constitute reality, dispite everything I saw, felt, heard, smelled, and tasted. It was all an illustion.  Angkha could grind this body to dust and fertilize their ricefields with it but the body was only a temporary association of chemicals. Ultimately it was all an illusion devoid of reality. There was no I and there was no way Angkha could harm or hurt that which is not.  When one sees one's very survival as having rested on the abilty of a focused meditative mind to penetrate the threatening clouds of sensory illusion then it is unlikely that one would place great importance on the sensing styles of learning.

Triangulating Data.
These results were similar to those I received when I did the on-line learningstyles test on the NCS site (see my student web page in the Walden student roster)

VISUAL PRESENTATION CHART

SUMMARY TABLE
SUMMARY
Sums
NT
Dominant
93
Strong Choice Comfortable in the style
NT
NF
Auxiliary
80
Strong Choice Comfortable in the style
NF
ST
Tertiary
37
Low comfort in style
ST
SF
Inferior
15
Very low comfort in the style
SF

DATA
Jtyler Style Analysis
Page 105
TERMS
ASSOCIATED STYLE
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
Creative
Personal
Organized
Analytical
NF
SF
ST
NT
2
Facts
Formulas
Passions
People
ST
NT
NF
SF
3
Spontaneous
Flexible
Literal
Interpretive
SF
NF
ST
NT
4
Harmonize
Question
Utilize
Imagine
SF
NT
ST
NF
5
Create
Compete
Cooperate
Critique
NF
ST
SF
NT
6
Remember
Reason
Relate Personally
Recognize
ST
NT
SF
NF
7
Discovery
Debate
Directions
Discussion
NF
NT
ST
SF
8
Patterns
Human Interactions
Details
Possibilities
NT
SF
ST
NF
9
Feelings
Objects
Ideas
Insights
SF
ST
NT
NF
10
Action
Wonder
Warmth
Wisdom
ST
NF
SF
NT
11
Eureka!
Trial & Error
Gut Feeling
Strategy
NF
ST
SF
NT
12
Realistic
Theoretical
Aesthetic
Humanistic
ST
NT
NF
SF
13
Specifics
Concepts
Values
Rapport
ST
NT
NF
SF
14
Logic
Precision
Persuasion
Predictions
NT
ST
SF
NF
15
Knowing
Relating
Expressing
Understanding
ST
SF
NF
NT
16
Idealize
Systematize
Socialize
Routinize
NF
NT
ST
SF
17
Intellectual
Compassion
Pragmatic
Idealistic
NT
SF
ST
NF
18
Inventory
Intimacy
Information
Inquiry
NF
SF
ST
NT
19
Loyalties
Rules
Principles
Metaphors
SF
ST
NT
NF
20
Inspirational
Logical
Experiential
Methodical
NF
NT
ST
SF
21
Argument
Accuracy
Affiliation
Alternatives
NT
ST
SF
NF
22
Clarity
Curiosity
Empathy
Originality
ST
NT
SF
NF
23
Explanation
Extrapolation
Emulation
Example
NT
NF
SF
ST
24
Enthusiasm
Experience
Effort
Examination
NF
SF
ST
NT
25
Symmetrical
Sequential
Scientific
Social
NF
ST
NT
NF
JTYLER ASSIGNED VALUES
ASSOCIATED STYLE
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
5
0
1
3
NF
SF
ST
NT
2
5
3
1
0
ST
NT
NF
SF
3
1
5
0
3
SF
NF
ST
NT
4
0
5
1
3
SF
NT
ST
NF
5
5
1
0
3
NF
ST
SF
NT
6
1
5
0
3
ST
NT
SF
NF
7
5
3
0
1
NF
NT
ST
SF
8
5
1
0
3
NT
SF
ST
NF
9
0
1
3
5
SF
ST
NT
NF
10
1
3
0
5
ST
NF
SF
NT
11
5
1
0
3
NF
ST
SF
NT
12
0
5
3
1
ST
NT
NF
SF
13
1
5
3
0
ST
NT
NF
SF
14
3
1
0
5
NT
ST
SF
NF
15
3
1
0
5
ST
SF
NF
NT
16
5
3
0
1
NF
NT
ST
SF
17
5
0
1
3
NT
SF
ST
NF
18
3
0
1
5
NF
SF
ST
NT
19
3
1
5
0
SF
ST
NT
NF
20
1
3
5
0
NF
NT
ST
SF
21
3
5
0
1
NT
ST
SF
NF
22
3
1
0
5
ST
NT
SF
NF
23
3
5
1
0
NT
NF
SF
ST
24
0
5
3
1
NF
SF
ST
NT
25
3
1
5
0
NF
ST
NT
NF

Col
ID#
Term
Value
Group
3
62
Aesthetic
3
NF
4
96
Alternatives
1
NF
1
5
Create
5
NF
1
1
Creative
5
NF
1
7
Discovery
5
NF
1
24
Enthusiasm
0
NF
1
11
Eureka!
5
NF
3
65
Expressing
0
NF
2
48
Extrapolation
5
NF
2
28
Flexible
5
NF
4
92
Idealistic
3
NF
1
16
Idealize
5
NF
4
79
Imagine
3
NF
4
84
Insights
5
NF
1
20
Inspirational
1
NF
1
18
Inventory
3
NF
4
94
Metaphors
0
NF
4
97
Originality
5
NF
3
52
Passions
1
NF
4
83
Possibilities
3
NF
4
89
Predictions
5
NF
4
81
Recognize
3
NF
4
100
Social
0
NF
1
25
Symmetrical
3
NF
3
63
Values
3
NF
2
35
Wonder
3
NF
Sum:::
80
Col
ID#
Term
Value
Group
4
76
Analytical
3
NT
1
21
Argument
3
NT
2
38
Concepts
5
NT
4
80
Critique
3
NT
2
47
Curiosity
1
NT
2
32
Debate
3
NT
4
99
Examination
1
NT
1
23
Explanation
3
NT
2
27
Formulas
3
NT
3
59
Ideas
3
NT
4
93
Inquiry
5
NT
1
17
Intellectual
5
NT
4
78
Interpretive
3
NT
1
14
Logic
3
NT
2
45
Logical
3
NT
1
8
Patterns
5
NT
3
69
Principles
5
NT
2
29
Question
5
NT
2
31
Reason
5
NT
3
75
Scientific
5
NT
4
86
Strategy
3
NT
2
41
Systematize
3
NT
2
37
Theoretical
5
NT
4
90
Understanding
5
NT
4
85
Wisdom
5
NT
SUM:::
93
Col
ID#
Term
Value
Group
3
71
Affiliation
0
SF
2
42
Compassion
0
SF
3
55
Cooperate
0
SF
4
82
Discussion
1
SF
3
72
Empathy
0
SF
3
73
Emulation
1
SF
2
49
Experience
5
SF
1
9
Feelings
0
SF
3
61
Gut Feeling
0
SF
1
4
Harmonize
0
SF
2
33
Human Interactions
1
SF
4
87
Humanistic
1
SF
2
43
Intimacy
0
SF
1
19
Loyalties
3
SF
4
95
Methodical
0
SF
4
77
People
0
SF
2
26
Personal
0
SF
3
64
Persuasion
0
SF
4
88
Rapport
0
SF
3
56
Relate Personally
0
SF
2
40
Relating
1
SF
4
91
Routinize
1
SF
1
3
Spontaneous
1
SF
3
60
Warmth
0
SF
SUM:::
15
Col
ID#
Term
Value
Group
2
46
Accuracy
5
ST
1
10
Action
1
ST
1
22
Clarity
3
ST
2
30
Compete
1
ST
3
58
Details
0
ST
3
57
Directions
0
ST
3
74
Effort
3
ST
4
98
Example
0
ST
3
70
Experiential
5
ST
1
2
Facts
5
ST
3
68
Information
1
ST
1
15
Knowing
3
ST
3
53
Literal
0
ST
2
34
Objects
1
ST
3
51
Organized
1
ST
3
67
Pragmatic
1
ST
2
39
Precision
1
ST
1
12
Realistic
0
ST
1
6
Remember
1
ST
2
44
Rules
1
ST
2
50
Sequential
1
ST
3
66
Socialize
0
ST
1
13
Specifics
1
ST
2
36
Trial & Error
1
ST
3
54
Utilize
1
ST
SUM:::
37