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Howard Gardner’s Eight Types of Intelligence Test January 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Katie @ 10:37 am

My friend Ina posted this test to her blog, and as an architect, it was not surprising that she scored well on the Spatial area of intelligence. I’m obviously not strong in that area which is probably why even though I’m usually even-keeled and calm (note: I didn’t say patient), I turn into an anger ball and cuss while putting together Ikea furniture and reading those infuriating instructions without words.

My result for Howard Gardner’s Eight Types of Intelligence Test:

31% Logical, 12% Spatial, 14% Linguistic, 69% Intrapersonal, 6% Interpersonal (see what a crazy introvert I am!), 16% Musical, 18% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 67% Naturalistic!


“This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence. (editor’s note: No, really? I hadn’t noticed.)

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists.” (from Wikipedia)

Yep, that’s pretty much me.

My Naturalistic score was pretty high as well in this test, in the past I’ve always scored very low on the nurturing type parts of personality tests, but that’s usually people not animals and nature like in this test–I’m nearly a 100% pure INTJ according to the Myers-Brigg inventory and reason doesn’t leave room for dealing with people and their flighty emotions and irrational behavior.


“This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings. Those with it are said to have greater sensitivity to nature and their place within it, the ability to nurture and grow things, and greater ease in caring for, taming and interacting with animals. They may also be able to discern changes in weather or similar fluctuations in their natural surroundings. They are also good at recognizing and classifying different species.

“Naturalists” learn best when the subject involves collecting and analyzing, or is closely related to something prominent in nature; they also don’t enjoy learning unfamiliar or seemingly useless subjects with little or no connections to nature. It is advised that naturalistic learners would learn more through being outside or in a kinesthetic way.” (from Wikipedia)

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, naturalists, conservationists, gardeners and farmers.

Since I was a science major first and then ended up doing theology, these results makes sense, but I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Ideas?


One Response to “Howard Gardner’s Eight Types of Intelligence Test”

  1. Julia Says:

    That was fun! I got: 4% Logical, 69% Spatial, 31% Linguistic, 39% Intrapersonal, 14% Interpersonal, 35% Musical, 4% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 31% Naturalistic.

    I thought I would get a higher “Leave me alone!” score though.

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