Take a free self-assessment of your 8 intelligences based on Dr. Howard Gardner’s work.
(as of September 2015)
Maximum possible score is 5.0
Self Intelligence: 4.86
Self: You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that person later to discuss it. You like working on projects on your own. You often prefer to learn by trial and error. Effective techniques to enhance your learning include keeping a journal and giving yourself time to reflect on new ideas and information. More ideas:
- Go on “guided imagery” tours.
- Set aside time to reflect on new ideas and information.
- Encourage journal writing.
- Work on the computer.
- Practice breathing for relaxation.
- Use brainstorming methods before reading.
- Listen to and read “how to” tapes and books.
- Read cookbooks.
Language Intelligence: 4.14
Language: You enjoy enjoy saying, hearing, and seeing words. You like telling stories. You are motivated by books, records, dramas, opportunities for writing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your language intelligence include reading aloud, especially plays and poetry. Another idea is to write down reflections on what you’ve read. You may also enjoy exploring and developing your love of words, i.e., meanings of words, origin of words and idioms, names. Use different kinds of dictionaries. Other ideas:
- Keep a journal
- Use a tape recorder to tape stories and write them down
- Read together, i.e., choral reading
- Read a section, then explain what you’ve read
- Read a piece with different emotional tones or viewpoints — one angry, one happy, etc.
- Trade tall tales, attend story-telling events and workshops
- Research your name
Nature Intelligence: 4.0
Nature: You are sensitive to nature and environment. You probably know the names of rocks, flowers, birds, and trees. You love to be outdoors. Here are some ways to use your nature intelligence in your learning:
- Work in the garden.
- Read about plants and/or animals.
- Study habits of fish or birds.
- Read nature magazines.
- Go hiking. Take photographs of what you find on your hike. Write a story describing the photographs.
Just because these five are not in your top three doesn’t mean you’re not strong in them. If your average score for any intelligence is above three, you’re probably using that intelligence quite often to help you learn. Take a look at the Practice section to see how to engage all your intelligences.
The logic/math score is skewed because of my avoidance of maths formulas and equations (except for marketing campaign analysis).
The practice page for logic/math says:
People who are strong in the logic/math intelligence enjoy exploring how things are related. They like to understand how things work. They like mathematical concepts. They enjoy puzzles and manipulative games. They are good at critical thinking.
Maybe I should get over my avoidance of maths to strengthen my logic/math intelligence overall…
Which intelligence do you most want to work on?
Enjoy the free intelligence assessment, it only takes a few minutes.