Abstract Sequential Stephanie Hobson's abstract thoughts in the sequence she has them.

Why Abstract Sequential?

Short answer: it’s my thinking style :)

It means I enjoy theory, logic, precision and abstract thought and that I learn best through lecture, independent research, and following procedures. This means I love web design but makes my blog very, very boring.

It’s one of four learning styles as categorized by Dr. Anthony F. Gregorc. (I totally just Googled that). I first heard about my style from my teacher and friend Cheryl Atwater. The thinking styles are actually very useful for figuring out how to deal with people. For example, if you’re discussing something with me you’re more likely to persuade me with logic than heartfelt pleas ;)

The other three styles are: abstract random, concrete random, and concrete sequential. The fun stuff starts once you know which you are or which one that person at work who drives you up the wall is. Floating Neutrinos has a great information page summarizing each style’s learning preferences, strengths, and weaknesses.

You may be able to figure out which one is you just by reading the descriptions, but here’s a good old fashioned pen and paper quiz to help you figure it out.


I think maybe that should be abstract random at the beginning of the list of the other three?

I’m gonna go and see if my supposition about myself – abstract random – is correct.

Posted by Kenzie on 12 November 2009 @ 11pm

Okay, the results are in and….

Well, one thing is for sure. I don’t seem to be Concrete Sequential. At all. Okay, a smidge, with a score of 2.

But with a score of 10 the winner is Concrete Random.
But since Abstract Sequential and Abstract Random both have a score of 9, I’m not sure that this result is conclusive.

Posted by Kenzie on 12 November 2009 @ 11pm

Sounds like it’s safe to say you’re random… Other than that I would err on the side of concrete random because of your penchant for distance learning and your unwillingness to accept anything on outside authority ;) But if it’s that close you can probably stick to the recommended learning methods of either style.

Posted by Stephanie on 16 November 2009 @ 9pm