As we mentioned before, habitual smoking and learning styles go hand in hand. One of the greatest predictors of whether a person will become a smoker is their preference in the Intake and Tactile elements of the LSA Pyramid (Learning Style Analysis Pyramid).
However, Malcolm Gladwell mentions other elements in his bestselling book, "The Tipping Point". Backed by British psychology research, he identifies the following traits of quintessential hard-core smokers:
- is sociable, likes parties (and therefore probably has a Learning Style with a preference for learning within a group)
- needs to have people to talk to (probably has a Learning Style with a preference for External Auditory Input)
- takes chances and acts on the spur of the moment (a preference for Impulsive Thinking)
- prefers to keep moving (a preference for Mobility)
- and doing things (a preference for Kinesthetic Input)
- not always a reliable person (a non-preference for Reliability).