Do you prefer to teach yourself things, or would you rather have an instructor?


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HappyTo BeHereTo Profile

I like to research and learn on my own.  I feel I understand it better if I've read and seen a lot.  With so many videos on YouTube, you can learn anything!

But when I get stuck, advice is appreciated.  :)

dragonfly forty-six Profile

Depends on the subject. Things that are fun, I can do on my own. Anything technical, math, science related, I need an instructor.

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

i learned most of mechanics the hard way even though i went to. A college for several years. The hands on experience teaches u beater

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

It depends.

But mostly i love to learn topics on my own and i believe there are particular topics that can't be taught at all. But for some other we must have one!

For instance, i believe musical instruments can't be taught at all. Sports can't be taught. Acting can't be taught. These majors are something that you must first have it within yourself naturally, then being able to connect with it and give spirit and passion to it. People can't come through and tell you how to do it. Because then, you are actually them. Because you learnt and doing by their ideology. Their ideas and thoughts. No creativity and talent by yourself! It's wrong.

But something like math or body building needs instructors.

However at the end, advises are always crucial in order of improvement and tracking the progression into the right path and taking the best out of the potential. Just that. Advises. Nothing more than that.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Instructor first, then I'm off learning more on my own.

Over 40 years ago, a woman asked me if I  wanted to learn how to crochet. She taught me and I have taught 30 other people and have crocheted over 400 items and sold over 300 and gifted 100 over the 40 years. 

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Like others, it depends.

Given my experience and education, I have the status of an independent contributor; and am considered a expert in a number of things.  (And I do currently hold an elected position in one area based on that.)

There is much of course that I do not know, but as one fellow professional once remarked, "It doesn't take you (=me) long to get good at something."

There are numerous areas outside my natural gifts, and I can be as dense as a hedgerow in those areas, and I would choose to be taught ---initially, at least.

Fortunately (I suppose), when I don't have a good answer for something, I tend to not open my mouth (or my computer).

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

It depends on what it is that I'm learning. If I'm learning how to crochet, I need to see it done, so I can duplicate those steps. Otherwise, if it's something else, I can usually muddle through and then ask for assistance.

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