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HayleyS June 4th, 2014 1:47am

Are you typically fast at learning how to do new things?

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jestana My Minds Eye
06/06/14 8:04 pm

Repetition in multiple venues locks in my learning.

MissN The Experiment
06/05/14 9:56 pm

I love it! It's the challenge that makes it exciting :p

rlc63 North Carolina
06/05/14 11:44 am

If I get to do it and not just shown or told about it.

Tariq88 Utah
06/05/14 2:27 am

No, depends on what. I pick up faster on some things than others.

carleyvo Anywhere But Here
06/04/14 3:48 pm

I pick up things pretty fast. My manager said he was blown away by how quickly I learned how to work our machines and put glasses together. He didn't expect to quickly train someone with no experience. Yay for photographic memory!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/14 8:04 pm

No. I almost never get it right on the first try, and sometimes it takes me hundreds of tries to get good at it. I think of myself as a relatively slow learner. The advantage to my deliberate pace is that once I master a skill, it stays mastered.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/03/14 7:17 pm

In general, yes. I have to understand the "why" of things, and once I'm there, I learn very quickly.

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 7:21 pm

Oh definitely. It takes me soooo much longer to learn if I don't understand the "why".

06/03/14 6:56 pm resume says I am...

06/03/14 6:57 pm

Haha I usually am though. Although it's much easier when someone guides me through it than when someone just shows me how to.

dyousif Rhode Island
06/03/14 6:53 pm

Depends on how I'm taught.

veritas1 Panda
06/03/14 6:49 pm

Conceptual things? Yes
Muscle memory/physical things? No

Vincere Seattle
06/03/14 7:03 pm

Same here. I'll easily pick up a new mathematical concept in one class, but it takes weeks for me to get any good at a new physical skill.

droo Santa Barbara
06/03/14 7:06 pm

Same. Sports was such a struggle in HS (so glad I can refer to it in the past tense)

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 6:48 pm

I've realized I'm a fast learner, but only when it comes to learning about things. Facts, concepts..

When it comes to learning how to do something, it takes me forever. I have 0 confidence in my ability in actually doing new things.

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 6:51 pm

I wonder why that is.

Today at work I trained for a new position. Tomorrow I'm going to be on my own with it. I'm freaking out a bit.

I always freak out when having to do something new.

veritas1 Panda
06/03/14 6:56 pm

Well, good luck!

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 6:56 pm

Part of it is probably a confidence thing though.

06/03/14 6:57 pm

I'm sure you'll do great.

06/03/14 6:59 pm

You'll likely do very well :) interesting how procedural memory can function so differently from the other type of memory (situational? Can't remember..)

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 6:59 pm

Thank you Marie. ☺️

The people I work with are really nice; I'm sure they'll understand if I need some extra help still. But I'll be working with our patients, and I'm scared I'll embarrass myself in front of them hahaha

HayleyS looking up.
06/03/14 7:00 pm

Rlands, yeah I am interested in why the memory works like that. And I wonder about all the factors that contribute to it.. Hmm.