Poker Skill Development for the Kinesthetic Learner

This is the fourth and final article of a series that has presented Learning Styles in the Texas Holdem Poker Learning Process. We have been addressing how the Learning Styles concept can be applied in a learning situation including the development of Texas Hold Poker knowledge and skills. We have previously dealt with the Auditory Learner and the Visual Learner. This article will deal with the Kinesthetic or Tactile Learner. Tactile relates to touching and feeling. Feeling also has an emotional connotation that applies in this instance as well. Kinesthetic relates to action and movement. Therefore, the Kinesthetic Learner learns best through physical actions that involve handling and manipulating objects using emotions as a motivator. idn poker

 

  • The first step in this process is to determine your learning style. The following statements describe how Kinesthetic Learners react to a variety of situations or circumstances.
  • You trust your instincts or gut feelings in helping you make poker decisions.
  • At the poker table you fiddle with your poker chips or like to have a card cover. You may be pretty good at doing poker chip tricks.
  • When you have made a big decision like all-in, you are compelled to get up and walk around.
  • When playing poker online you need to be doing something else like squeezing a ball, drumming with a pencil, constantly changing positions or other small physical activities.
  • When you recall a past event you remember the emotions that you experienced or actually re-experience them.
  • You instinctually know the direction you are facing.
  • You spend your leisure time involved in physical activities or making things.
  • When you make a new purchase that requires assembly you generally ignore the directions and just get at it using trial and error.
  • In conversation you say things like I know how you feel, get a grip or just do it.
  • When shopping you pick items up, handle them or test how they work.
  • You greet friends with a hug. You use physical contact or movement when you are talking to someone, i.e. place a hand on a shoulder, gesture, move around, etc.
  • You express your anger physically, stomp out of the room, throw things, slam doors, etc.
  • You like sports and consider yourself a good athlete.
  • You enjoy games like charades that involve acting things out.
  • You have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time.

 

This is not a scientific analysis based on years of research but if these statements capture the way that you do things, you are probably a Kinesthetic or Tactile Learner.. So what works best for you?

 

  • Your teachers, parents and even you yourself may think that you are hyperactive. This may or may not be the case, but many of the techniques that have been applied to working with the hyperactive learner can work for you. Don’t be offended by the implications, being a Kinesthetic Learner is not a handicap. On the contrary, a great many very intelligent and success individuals including very successful artists and athletes are Kinesthetic Learners. The approaches to learning that I am suggesting here will merely help you acquire knowledge in the most expedient manner.

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