What are my Learning Strengths?

Research shows that all human beings have at least eight different types of intelligence. Depending on your background and age, some intelligences are more developed than others.  This intelligence type quiz will help you find out what your strengths are.  Knowing this, you can work to strengthen the other intelligences that you do not use as often.

Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence

___ I enjoy telling stories and jokes

___ I have a good memory for trivia

___ I enjoy word games (e.g. Scrabble & puzzles)

___ I read books just for fun

___ I am a good speller (most of the time)

___ In an argument I tend to use put-downs or sarcasm

___ I like talking and writing about my ideas

___ If I have to memorize something I create a rhyme or saying to help me remember

___ If something breaks and won’t work, I read the instruction book first

___ For a group presentation I prefer to do the writing and library research

 

Logical/Mathematical Intelligence

___ I really enjoy my math class

___ I like logical math puzzles or brain teasers

___ I find solving math problems to be fun

___ If I have to memorize something I tend to place events in a logical order

___ I like to find out how things work

___ I enjoy computer and any math games

___ I love playing chess, checkers or Monopoly

___ In an argument, I try to find a fair and logical solution

___ If something breaks and won’t work, I look at the pieces and try to figure out how it works

___ For a group presentation I prefer to create the charts and graphs

 

Visual/Spatial Intelligence

___ I prefer a map to written directions

___ I daydream a lot

___ I enjoy hobbies such as photography

___ I like to draw and create

___ If I have to memorize something I draw a diagram to help me remember

___ I like to doodle on paper whenever I can

___ In a magazine, I prefer looking at the pictures rather than reading the text

___ In an argument I try to keep my distance, keep silent or visualize some solution

___ If something breaks and won’t work I tend to study the diagram of how it works

___ For a group presentation I prefer to draw all the pictures

 

Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence

___ My favourite class is gym since I like sports

___ I enjoy activities such as woodworking, sewing and building models

___ When looking at things, I like touching them

___ I have trouble sitting still for any length of time

___ I use a lot of body movements when talking

___ If I have to memorize something I write it out a number of times until I know it

___ I tend to tap my fingers or play with my pencil during class

___ In a argument I tend to strike out and hit or run away

___ If something breaks and won’t work I tend to play with the pieces to try to fit them together

___ For a group presentation I prefer to move the props around, hold things up or build a model

 

Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence

___ I enjoy listening to CD’s and the radio

___ I tend to hum to myself when working

___ I like to sing

___ I play a musical instrument quite well

___ I like to have music playing when doing homework or studying

___ If I have to memorize something I try to create a rhyme about the event

___ I an argument I tend to shout or punch or move in some sort of rhythm

___ I can remember the melodies of many songs

___ If something breaks and won’t work I tend to tap my fingers to a beat while I figure it out

___ For a group presentation I prefer to put new words to a popular tune or use music

 

Interpersonal Intelligence

___ I get along well with others

___ I like to belong to clubs and organizations

___ I have several very close friends

___ I like helping teach other students

___ I like working with others in groups

___ Friends ask my advice because I seem to be a natural leader

___ If I have to memorize something I ask someone to quiz me to see if I know it

___ In an argument I tend ask a friend or some person in authority for help

___ If something breaks and won’t work I try to find someone who can help me

___ For a group presentation I like to help organize the group’s efforts

 

Intrapersonal Intelligence

___ I like to work alone without anyone bothering me

___ I like to keep a diary

___ I like myself (most of the time)

___ I don’t like crowds

___ I know what I am good at and what I am weak at

___ I find that I am strong-willed, independent and don’t follow the crowd

___ If I have to memorize something I tend to close my eyes and feel the situation

___ In an argument I will usually walk away until I calm down

___ If something breaks and won’t work, I wonder if it’s worth fixing up

___ For a group presentation I like to contribute something that is uniquely mine, often based on how I feel

 

Naturalist Intelligence

___ I am keenly aware of my surroundings and of what goes on around me

___ I love to go walking in the woods and looking at the trees and flowers

___ I enjoy gardening

___ I like to collect things (e.g., rocks, sports cards, stamps, etc)

___ As an adult, I think I would like to get away from the city and enjoy nature

___ If I have to memorize something, I tend to organize it into categories

___ I enjoy learning the names of living things in our environment, such as flowers and trees

___ In an argument I tend to compare my opponent to someone or something I have read or heard about and react accordingly

___ If something breaks down, I look around me to try and see what I can find to fix the problem

___ For a group presentation I prefer to organize and classify the information into categories so it makes sense

 

TOTAL SCORE

_______ Verbal/Linguistic

_______ Logical/Mathematical

_______ Visual/Spatial

_______ Bodily/Kinesthetic

_______ Musical/Rhythmic

_______ Interpersonal

_______ Intrapersonal

_______ Naturalist

 

Greg Gay – Adapted by J. Ivanco, 1998

 

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