The (Perfect?) Blend

You don't have a predominant learning style or learn equally well through a couple of different styles. You'll learn best using a variety of different methods - those with the highest percentage in your test result.

Howard Gardner initially formulated a list of seven intelligences. His listing was provisional. The first two have been typically valued in schools; the next three are usually associated with the arts; and the final two are what Howard Gardner called 'personal intelligences'.

Linguistic intelligence involves sensitivity to spoken and written language, the ability to learn languages, and the capacity to use language to accomplish certain goals. This intelligence includes the ability to effectively use language to express oneself rhetorically or poetically; and language as a means to remember information. Writers, poets, lawyers and speakers are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high linguistic intelligence.

Logical-mathematical intelligence consists of the capacity to analyze problems logically, carry out mathematical operations, and investigate issues scientifically. In Howard Gardner's words, it entails the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically. This intelligence is most often associated with scientific and mathematical thinking.

Musical intelligence involves skill in the performance, composition, and appreciation of musical patterns. It encompasses the capacity to recognize and compose musical pitches, tones, and rhythms. According to Howard Gardner musical intelligence runs in an almost structural parallel to linguistic intelligence.

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence entails the potential of using one's whole body or parts of the body to solve problems. It is the ability to use mental abilities to coordinate bodily movements. Howard Gardner sees mental and physical activity as related.

Spatial intelligence involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns of wide space and more confined areas.

Interpersonal intelligence is concerned with the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people. It allows people to work effectively with others. Educators, salespeople, religious and political leaders and counsellors all need a well-developed interpersonal intelligence.

Intrapersonal intelligence entails the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one's feelings, fears and motivations. In Howard Gardner's view it involves having an effective working model of ourselves, and to be able to use such information to regulate our lives.

All possible test results

Predominantly Naturalist

This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings. This is the eighth and newest of the intelligences, added to the theory in 1999, and is not as wid... Read more

Predominantly Visual / Spatial

Visual/Spatial intelligence involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns of wide space ... Read more

Predominantly Bodily/Kinesthetic

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence entails the potential of using one's whole body or parts of the body to solv... Read more

Predominantly Interpersonal

Interpersonal intelligence is concerned with the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people. It allows people t... Read more

Predominantly Intrapersonal

Intrapersonal intelligence entails the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one's feelings, fears and motivations. In Howard Gardner's vie... Read more

Predominantly Musical

Musical intelligence involves skill in the performance, composition, and appreciation of musical patterns... Read more

Predominantly Linguistic

Linguistic intelligence involves sensitivity to spoken and written language, the ability to learn languages, and the capacity to use language to acco... Read more

Predominantly Logical/Mathematical

Logical-mathematical intelligence consists of the capacity to analyze problems logically, carry out mathe... Read more

The (Perfect?) Blend

You don't have a predominant learning style or learn equally well through a couple of different styles. You'll learn best using a variety of different methods - thos... Read more

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