How do you effectively communicate your learning needs?

I recently had an experience with a director trying to task out three different deliverables, and I felt humiliated being asked to respond on the spot - I understood some, but need more time to process it. I responded wrong three times.

I need my info in a visual or externalized in some way, otherwise I get caught up with trying to memorize all the details without being able to have time to understand the overall concept or theme

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Sometimes when I don’t answer immediately, a colleague might start telling me the details of what I need to do - because they think I’m lost, but in reality, I’m processing. So I ask, “Actually / I’m sorry, I need some time to think this through, and then can I come back to you with an approach later today?”

Would something like that work? You could add more details “I’m a very visual person, so it would be helpful for me to write / map this out first and then come back to you. Does that work with your schedule?”

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This is incredibly helpful advise, your example here gives me another way to voice what I need! I’ll definitely be using this/next week. Thank you so much🙏.

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The above advice is great.

I also rely on visuals to process information, so I need to write a lot so as not to rely on my memory. If ever you see me in a meeting and I’m not jotting something down it’s because I have no intention to do anything with the information - other than lend an ear to someone who wants to talk.

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