Bookworms are often stereotyped to be one sort of person, but nothing could be farther from the truth. There are a number of different types, according to Booklikes, each with different tendencies familiar to those who belong to the broad society of bookworms. In fact, readers might – and often do – fall into more than one category or an entire combination these categories.
1) Polygamist Reader
These readers multitask at a high level. They often read multiple books at a time and manage to keep every nuance of plot straight. Polygamist readers are the type who take at least three books with them anytime they leave home, lest they be caught without something to feed their thoughts.
2) Monogamist Reader
Readers of this type stick to one book at a time and rocket through their reading material quickly. A novel every few days is nothing to the monogamist reader. They love to re-read favorite titles, and they’re proud of the fact that they can quote entire passages of their most beloved works verbatim.
3) Extrovert Reader
Extrovert readers are adventurers. They’ll read anything with words and don’t discriminate between genres. Anywhere they can get their book open is the right place to read. They also tend to be among those first in line to see the movie translations of their favorite books.
4) Introvert Reader
Readers of the introvert sort typically stick to a single genre, analyzing and picking apart plots. They would rather curl up with a book at home in peace and quiet, where they can concentrate their full attention on it. Introverted readers are more likely to provide their chosen fandoms with the gift of fanfiction, as well.
5) Altruist Reader
These readers are helpers to their fellow bookworms. Not only do they read widely, but they’re always ready with recommendations for friends and family. Most book website and blog runners fall into this category.
6) Neurotic Reader
This type of reader tends to become easily distracted. They switch between books, often feeling unsatisfied with the narrative. As a result, they rarely reach the end of a book or take an inordinately long time to finish. If a neurotic reader makes it all the way through a book, you know it’s out of this world.
Understanding the different types of readers allows for a more personal connection when engaging in conversations with those you teach. If you have an understanding of the type each student is, it may be easier to get them more engaged in topics and open their minds to genres that could benefit them in the long run. While making your job as a tutor more beneficial for both you and them.