Which Intelligence Modality Do You Have According To Multiple Intelligence Theory?

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There 8 types of intelligence according to Gardner's multiple intelligence theory. Which one is more dominant for you?

This test is not about how intelligent you are but it's about what kind of intelligence you have.

1. When you're solving a problem, what do you do?

I try to rest my mind. The solution will come eventually
I listen to music and wait for the solution to come to me
I write the problem somewhere and think of the solution
I take a walk in nature and wait for the inspiration about the solution
I brainstorm the solution with my family and friends
I make a chart about the problem
I think of the solution out loud
I draw the problem and solution somewhere

2. Which activity makes you happier?

Doing sports
Listening to myself somewhere silent
Listening to music
Reading, writing
Hanging out with friends
Thinking, thinking, thinking
Spending time in nature
Painting, photography

3. How do your friends describe you?

Friendly
Strong
Artistic
Down-to-earth
Timid
Talkative
Easy-going
Logical

4. Which one could you be?

Introvert
Extrovert

5. Which one appeals to you more?

Numbers
Words
I can't decide

6. Which one of your senses do you trust the most?

Sight
Hearing
Other senses

7. Which one of these do you think over most?

Physical things
Natural things
Other things

8. Which one of these is most important for you?

Nature
Physical health
Music
Mental health
Relationships
Literature
Art
Solutions to problems

9. Which one was your favorite subject in high school?

Literature
Physical Education
Music
Breaks
Mathematics
Art
Science
I didn't like any of them

10. Which one of these pictures appeal to you most?

Naturalist Intelligence

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Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations, etc.).  This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.  It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligence, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like.

Intra-personal Intelligence

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Intra-personal intelligence is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life.  Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition.  It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers.  These young adults may be shy.  They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.

Interpersonal Intelligence

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Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.  It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.

Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

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Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills.  This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union.  Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence.

Spatial Intelligence

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Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions.  Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination.  Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated by mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming.

Musical Intelligence

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Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone.  This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalists, and sensitive listeners.  Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligence may share common thinking processes.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves.  They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.

Linguistic Intelligence

Linguistic intelligence is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings.  Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language.  Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.

Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

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Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations.  It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought, sequential reasoning skills, and inductive and deductive thinking patterns.  Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives.  Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships.  They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.

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