I recently read Holy Curiosity by Amy Hollingsworth. In this book, Amy reminds us that we all have God-given talents, and that talents are more than just painting or singing. Out of curiosity, I took the quiz in the back of her book, which is the Roberts Multiple Intelligences Quiz. Just for fun, I thought I’d share my results.
According to Roberts, the Intelligences are: Linguistic, Musical, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial, Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Naturalist. The high scores are the things in which you are really talented, things that come easily to you. (“Use with comfort and ease. Becoming an expert should be rewarding and fulfilling, and will require little effort.”) The medium scores are things at which you have to work a little harder, and the low scores are things you just need to leave alone. Okay, that’s not really what it says, but that’s what I say. LOL All are skills we can improve if we want to work on them. I’ve listed my results below from highest to lowest.
The only thing I scored “High” on was Linguistic. Linguistics enjoy reading and writing, word games, and foreign languages. Obviously, I enjoy writing. I did as a child, as well. I even wrote a book once as a project in the Gifted and Talented program. It was a sad little take-off of Underdog, called WonderDog. I’m sure my mother still has it stashed somewhere. I also wrote (not exceptionally well) for my high school newspaper. Eventually, though, I just stopped writing. I’ve only recently started again. I don’t know how I ever stopped. Now writing is a compulsion for me. I have to write something every day. (Again, not always well, but I hope I’m always improving.)
I love foreign languages. In high school, I took two years of Spanish and three years of French. (Yes, there was some overlap there, and believe me, that was a very confusing year.)
My next score was Intrapersonal. Intrapersonals are self-aware with strong opinions. Um, yeah. If you know me, you know that’s pretty accurate.
Logical-Mathematical: Honestly, I’m surprised this wasn’t higher. It was in the high range of my medium scores, but still lower than I expected.
Naturalist: In touch with nature. Also good planners and organizers of living areas (that’s probably what kept me from scoring higher on this one).
Spatial: Likes maps, charts, and diagrams
My low scores were not all surprising to me. They are the things that I already knew I was not good at.
Interpersonal: Exactly what it sounds like, and I am not good with people.
Musical: If you know me, this is not a big surprise.
Kinesthetic: Have good balance and coordination. Dancers and such. Yeah, that’s so not me.