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Types of Learner

KYKO Profiler is made up of five dimensions via self-actualization, egocentric, sociocentric, security
and complexity. Each dimension can be further categorized into two distinct types of personality
making it a total of ten distinct personality types.
Understanding the personality types of learner is crucial for both parents and teachers. It can help
parents to understand the behavioral pattern of their children for better parenting, development and
guidance. It enables the teachers in identifying and understanding the personality type of each
student, understand each of the students strengths and weaknesses and take measures to improve
and facilitate their teaching and learning process. For example, the teacher can group the students
according to the personality types and match their teaching techniques with the personality and
learning styles of the students
Apparently KYKO identifies 10 types of learner from its five dimension and 10 personality types.
Below is a description of each personality type.
High Self-Actualization Personality Enthusiastic Learner
The enthusiastic learners have a high need for achievement. They study hard to chase after good
grades. They work hard to understand the nature of things and how they work. They do not mind
studying until the wee hours of the morning to do their homework or prepare for their examination.
The enthusiastic learners have high growth needs. They are attentive in class and show great
interest in theories and abstract concepts. They are keen to seek new knowledge and often take
initiative to learn from the resources in the library and the internet to grow their potentials.
The enthusiastic learners have high need for fulfillment. They enjoy studying and get satisfaction
from being a top scorer.
The enthusiastic learners have good intellectual skills. They grasp knowledge by
thinking/theorizing. They focus on logic and reasoning to solve specific problems.
The enthusiastic learners excel at understanding a wide range of information. They are reliable,
responsible and committed to what they are doing and often engage themselves in functional
activities.

Low Self-Actualization Personality The Reluctant Learner


The reluctant learners have a fairly low need for achievement. They are not interested to accomplish
anything and tend to cause problems wherever they go. They often wander along without a purpose
in life.
The reluctant learners are not too concerned chasing after good grades. Often they show no interest
in their studies to understand the nature of things and how they work. They often daydream in class
and seldom do their homework. They tend to engage themselves in destructive deeds rather than
focusing on their studies.
The reluctant learners have a fairly low desire for fulfillment. Often they get bored learning new
things. Somewhat, they hate schooling and use it as a playground to vent their frustration.
The reluctant learners have fairly low growth needs. They are not too interested to grow their
potentials. They see learning as a painstaking process and often wish they could leave school
earlier.
The reluctant learners are relatively unhealthy in their mental and psychological disposition. Often
they are difficult, destructive and problematic. They can become quite irrational, inconsiderate and
often engage themselves in dysfunctional activities.

High Egocentric Personality The Domineering Learner


The domineering learner is assertive and expressive. They are active in class. They will not hesitate
to ask their teachers to explain and clarify issues of their lessons. They will be the first to put up their
hands when a question is asked. They do more talking than listening. The domineering learners
enjoy giving speeches and presentations. They often lead the discussion in a group. The
domineering learners learn best directing, dictating and teaching others
Low Egocentric Personality The Permissive Learner
The permissive learners are quiet and reserved. They are passive in class. They are timid and will
not ask their teacher even when they do not understand a lesson. Generally, they will not rush to
answer a question even though they know the answer. The permissive learners prefer to follow
rather than lead a discussion. They listen more than talking. They learn best by observing and
listening to others.
High Socio-centric Personality The Interactive Learner

The interactive learners like people and enjoy interacting with them. They like to share their ideas
and notes with others. They like to discuss the subject matter with their peers and get others point of
view before internalizing the subject matter into their memory. They learn best by talking and
discussing in groups. They prefer oral instructions, like reading aloud and learn well by participating
and speaking in group work. Interactive learners are gregarious, friendly and helpful. They do not
mind sharing their knowledge with others. They grasp the subject matter faster by sharing and
discussing with their friends.

Low Socio-centric Personality The Solitary Learner


Solitary learners are uncomfortable sharing their ideas in a group discussion. They are more
introspective in learning and understanding the subject matter. Solitary learners are inhibited,
detached, reserved and impersonal. They like to do things alone. They prefer written instructions,
like reading silently and often look for a quiet place for studying away from distractions or
disturbances. They grasp the subject matter better by thinking and reflecting what they have learned.
They learn best alone and through self-study.
High Security Personality The Sequential Learner
Sequential learners grasp the subject matter in a structured lesson with clear cut objectives and
requirements. They understand better if the subject matter is arranged systematically in a
chronological manner with each step following logically from the previous one.
Sequential learners learn through the five senses by observing and doing. They like hands-on
practical and laboratory work and enjoy dealing with mathematical formulations. They like written
instructions and prefer solving problems in logical stepwise paths to find solutions. Sequential
learners dislike complications and learn much from seeing events. They resent being tested on
material that has not been explicitly covered in class. They enjoy actively engaging with the world
and actually doing things. Sequential learners are more interested in the application of the subject
matter than theories. They need to know about how the theories are applied in practice.

Low Security Personality The Exploratory Learner

Exploratory learners like engaging in active exploration of the world. They enjoy doing science
projects and experimenting with the nature of things. They grasp the subject matter by touching,
experimenting and manipulating with ideas, concepts and objects. Exploratory learners learn faster
by discovering things for themselves.
Exploratory are comfortable with unstructured lessons. They learn better in the field by carrying out a
physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture.
High Complexity Personality The Global Learner
Global learners use their analytical skills to dissect the subject matter before internalizing it into their
memories. They understand the subject matter better when they see the big and small picture of a
subject. The holistic picture enables them to look at the subject matters from different angles,
discovering possibilities and making connections between theories and practices.
Global learners are imaginative, good at generating alternatives, analyzing them and finding
solutions. They grasp the subject in great depth and are good at making practical applications of
ideas and using deductive reasoning to solve complicated problems. They are also capable of
creating theoretical models by means of inductive reasoning.
Low Complexity Personality The Nave Learner
Nave learners are straightforward and gullible. They accept the subject matter at face value. They
learn ideas, concepts, and facts and figures by memorizing. They tend to take down notes and by
hearting them. Nave learners are fixed in thinking and learning things and believe everything the
teachers say. They are too reliant on their memory and often score good grades without
understanding the depth of the subject matter.