Here is why knowing your preferred learning style
is so important.
Traditionally, academic subjects have been taught
in ways that largely emphasise two of these intelligences
Linguistic and Logical Mathematical
through lectures and logically formatted books and
courses. So students who are naturally strong in these
forms of intelligence will perform comparatively well
And since Mathematical and Linguistic Intelligences
are also the basis for IQ tests, IQ tests have become
reasonably good predictors of school success
because that's the way children will be taught! It
is a self-fulfilling prophecy and indeed a
self-perpetuating system as teachers will also have
done well in the same school system.
But a moment's reflection will show that IQ tests
are not necessarily good predictors of success in
relationships, of economic success, of happiness or
success in life generally.