Multiple Intelligence: Find Your Strengths

Another assessment quiz.

Headline: Find your strengths!

Your top three intelligences:

IntelligenceScore (5.0 is highest)Description


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.


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


Logic/math:You enjoy exploring how things are related, and you like to understand how things work. You like mathematical concepts, puzzles and manipulative games. You are good at critical thinking. Here are ways to work with this intelligence in your lessons:

  • Arrange cartoons and other pictures in a logical sequence.

  • Sort, categorize, and characterize word lists.

  • While reading a story, stop before you've finished and predict what will happen next.

  • Explore the origins of words.

  • Play games that require critical thinking. For example, pick the one word that doesn't fit: chair, table, paper clip, sofa. Explain why it doesn't fit.

  • Work with scrambled sentences. Talk about what happens when the order is changed.

  • After finishing a story, mind map some of the main ideas and details.

  • Write the directions for completing a simple job like starting a car or tying a shoe.

  • Make outlines of what you are going to write or of the material you've already read. 

  • Look for patterns in words. What's the relationship between heal, health, and healthier?

  • Look at advertisements critically. What are they using to get you to buy their product?

The scores for your other five intelligences:


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.


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