At a certain point in your life you know it for yourself. Either you are textual orientated, or visual orientated. I knew quit early that the visual part was more important for me. It also means I rather make a scedule then write down words. I make documentations with graphics rather then lists of words. I still use a lot of words, but expressing emothions goes better with visuals.
So visual connections are preferred too. I link images to other images and thoughts to images. Words are connected to images. When I give a definition of a word I try to explain what I see in the word. I visualize it and then tell people what I see.
The brain works differently for everybody. We don’t always realize that. We see things differently. Tests prove that when two people see the same thing but describe other stories.