Welcome to our Intelligence Types test. This is only meant as a quick educational tool to indicate that you may have unknown intelligence strengths.
A Quick Indicator of Your Intelligence Types
What would your favourite superpower be? A skill that you would like to just have a lot of. Imagine you could learn anything you wanted to, really quickly.
Well, maybe you can. If you know your learning style and your own potential.
There is a lot of talk about intelligence and assessing ability, Surely you should first define intelligence if you want to start measuring everyone by the same mark. There have been many theories, but not so many definitions of intelligence.
However, most definitions have now come down to the fact, intelligence has to do with the ability to adapt to change. This definition opens up the question of the different theories on it.
A few of the prominent ones include
- Spearman’s theory – Two-factor theory of intelligence. A generalised intelligence (g-factor) & specialised forms of intelligence (s-factor).
- Sternberg’s theory – Triarchic theory of intelligence. Referring to the ability to Assess, Create or have ‘Street Smarts’.
- Gardner’s theory – Theory of Multiple Intelligence. For more on this and learning styles, have a look at this on Effective Learning Styles.
A Quick Indicator of Your Intelligence Types
Welcome to our Intelligence Strengths Test.
This test also assesses the following seven intelligence strengths:
- Self-Growth / Self-Growth Intelligence
- Emotional / Emotional Intelligence
- Logical Reasoning / Logical Intelligence
- Kinesthetic / Kinesthetic Intelligence
- Spatial Reasoning / Spatial Reasoning Intelligence
- Numerical Reasoning / Numerical Reasoning Intelligence
- Verbal Reasoning / Verbal Reasoning Intelligence
You can take the Intelligence Strengths Test here.
Or read on.
My Strengths Intelligence Aptitude Test Introduction
There are many different types of intelligence. The My Strengths Intelligence Aptitude Test is an easy way to find out which are your intelligence strengths. There are many types of intelligence, including creative intelligence and musical aptitude. The My Strengths Intelligence Aptitude Test assesses the following seven intelligence aptitudes:
My Strengths Intelligence Aptitude Test Scales
Self-Growth Aptitude / Self-Growth Intelligence
Emotional Aptitude / Emotional Intelligence
Logical Reasoning Aptitude / Logical Intelligence
Kinesthetic Aptitude / Kinesthetic Intelligence
Spatial Reasoning Aptitude / Spatial Reasoning Intelligence
Numerical Reasoning Aptitude / Numerical Reasoning Intelligence
Verbal Reasoning Aptitude / Verbal Reasoning Intelligence
My Strengths Intelligence Aptitude Test
Answer Yes or No to the questions below:
My favourite things at school were…
(a) learning new things
(b) making new friends
(e) art and design
In my spare time I…
(a) read self-help books
(b) spend time with other people
(c) play strategy computer games
(d) making things
(e) enjoy DVDs and the cinema
(f) read the financial press
(g) read newspapers and magazines
(b) listening and counseling friends
(c) thinking things through logically
(d) spending my spare time outdoors
(e) interpreting diagrams rather than text
(f) keeping track of household expenses
(g) writing things down
I am known for…
(a) achieving whatever I put my mind to
(b) my excellent coordination
(c) producing lists
(d) being active and on the move
(e) my sense of direction
(f) being good at mental arithmetic
(g) my love of books
I enjoy …
(a) my personal development
(b) parties and social functions
(c) doing practical tasks
(d) keeping fit
(e) drawing and sketching
(f) making financial calculations
(g) reading and writing
I excel at:
(a) setting my own goals
(b) understanding other people’s emotions
(c) logical problems and puzzles
(e) reading maps
(f) doing maths
(g) crosswords and Scrabble
Intelligence Strengths Test Feedback
Here is the link for completing your Intelligence Strengths Test.
Are your answers mainly (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g)? You will find that you have several Intelligence Strengths. Here is a quick summary of what characterizes mainly (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g).
Intelligence Strengths Test
(a)’s mainly – Self-Growth Aptitude / Self-Growth Intelligence
Highly independent, these people are also very independent in their thinking and actions. For example, many entrepreneurs have the strength of Self-Growth intelligence. Typically prefer to solve their own problems – valuing as they do, spending time to think on their own. Acutely aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, such people have plenty of self-motivation to achieve their personal goals and enjoy using challenges for self- development.
(b)’s mainly – Emotional Aptitude / Emotional Intelligence
Individuals with an emotional aptitude understand what makes other people “tick” and appreciate others’ emotions, motivations and attitudes. Excellent listeners and strong communicators, such emotionally intelligent individuals enjoy spending time with other people. Excellent networkers, such people like to be around others as much as possible in order to talk and to share thoughts/feelings.
(c)’s mainly – Logical Reasoning Aptitude / Logical Intelligence
Logically intelligent individuals prefer to think things through logically, going through the information step by step in the correct order.
Intelligence Strengths Test
(d)’s mainly – Kinesthetic Aptitude / Kinesthetic Intelligence
Typically, those individuals with a kinesthetic aptitude have excellent control of their limbs and body. They often, therefore, enjoy sporting activities and being outdoors generally – anything active that requires their superior control of movement. They, therefore, prefer to be physically involved in tasks – to get stuck in.
(e)’s mainly – Spatial Reasoning Aptitude / Spatial Reasoning Intelligence
People with spatial reasoning intelligence are good at visualizing issues in their heads – as well as understanding maps and diagrams. Their preference is to visualize the inter-connecting components of problems in their head.
(f)’s mainly – Numerical Reasoning Aptitude / Numerical Reasoning Intelligence
Valuing numbers and numerical reasoning, those people with a numerical reasoning aptitude like to manipulate numbers and are quicker at doing mental arithmetic in their heads. For example, accountants and bankers often like working with numbers because of the structure and the order found in data and financial records.
Being gifted with verbal intelligence is shown through spoken and written communication. Such fluent speakers also enjoy reading the work of others and indulging in wordplay/word games.
Learning to Read
Reading is such a fundamental starting block for any learning. It is the main channel for learning in most schools or educational settings and a necessity for future academic achievement in mainstream education.
Children are however not always ready for the world of reading by the time they go to school. The reason for this is as important as the solution. Some of these reasons or causes for why they may not be susceptible to the world of reading are exactly what you need to identify in order to find the best solutions.
A younger sibling might feel intimidated by the reading ability of the older. Best solutions would include reading separately with the younger sibling to build their confidence.
Advice about Learning to Read
- A child may not be developmentally ready for reading. Ways to help with this is to
- Make sure your child knows their sounds. This can be tricky as English is not a phonetical language. Find games, whether on screen or paper to help them learn the rules. Teach Your Monster To Read has been a favourite for us.
- Start off with pictures, discussing the story told by these and developing a curiosity for the story and expressing themselves in language.
- Follow your child’s reading with your finger to give them a point to focus on.
- Find stories that interest them. Whether they are into dinosaurs or princesses. Topics that interest them is the key.
Always remember not to put pressure on your child to start reading. We all do things in our own time, but a negative feeling towards reading can last a lifetime. Instead, focus on creating a love for reading by reading them stories from a young age. When they are ready they will want to carry on finding the stories they love. Children will more readily follow what you do, so also make sure to show them that you make time to read your own books.
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