I dislike being read to. I can't, obviously, deal with audio books. If I don't read it then I don't comprehend it; I don't learn it; I don't absorb it.
It's like what Mrs. Forlano said in the 6th grade - if you write a word 3 times then it is yours. When I had a big important test my study method was - re-write all of my notes. I would take a day off from work, hole up in my apartment and just write. It would make me crazy when I got to school and all the kids would be in the hall quizzing each other - I would have to walk away and hide where I couldn't hear them.
I don't think I do this with social conversations but when I am talking on the phone I'm automatically taking notes.
Everyone learns differently. For me it is reading. And hands to brain. Show me, don't tell me. Once I do it myself then it is learned.
So my question to you is - How do you learn?