Which "Smart" Are You? Find Your Intelligence Type!
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Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory is without a doubt the most acclaimed one out there. According to this theory, there are roughly 8 different types of intelligence, with varying abilities. Time to find out yours! Warning: This test says nothing about how intelligent you are. It just finds out your intelligence type. 1. You're about to solve a problem. Which step would you follow? 2. Which would you rather do? 3. How do your friends describe you? 5. Which one is more you? 6. Which sense of yours works better? 7. You spend more time thinking about... 8. Pick the most important one for you! 9. Your favorite subject in school? 10. Lastly, pick your image! Naturalistic Intelligence!
One with the nature! The Naturalist intelligence has to do with how we relate to our surroundings and where we fit into them. People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and an appreciation for nature. They are gifted at nurturing and growing things, as well as the ability to care for and interact with animals. They can easily distinguish patterns in nature.
Note that this intelligence is the newest added to the theory of Multiple Intelligences, and is often criticized as being an interest rather than an intelligence.
Your intra-personal intelligence is out of this world. It's connected with understanding one's own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners.
In other words, this is social intelligence. It involves an individual's ability to use collective values and intuition to understand others and the world around them. Individuals who excel in this intelligence typically are able to see the big picture. Philosophers, theologians, and life coaches are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high existential intelligence.
This is about the use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.
Your mind runs wild! It's about thinking in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, video-conferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.
Pretty much self explanatory, musical intelligence shows sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, multimedia.
A very useful skill to have, especially in the professional world, linguistic intelligence is about using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture.
Logical intelligence is about reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details. These people can analyze a situation and come up with the best solutions possible!