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Multiple Intelligences Self-Assessment

Multiple Intelligences Self-Assessment illo with a brain composed of gears

This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into the way you think. 

For more information about the theory of Multiple Intelligences, check out our in-depth article: Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say? You may also want to watch an interview with Howard Gardner: Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences.

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jwjones11's picture

What do the percentages mean? If I received 25% for Linguistic, what does that tell me? I noticed they aren't all equal to 100% total.

Youki Terada's picture
Youki Terada
Senior Associate, Research Curation

Hi jwjones,

The percentages you see are based on how well your daily activities and interests match up with one of the 8 intelligences. So if you do musical activities every day and have high interest in music, you can potentially get 100% on musical intelligence, and if you also dance every day and have strong spatial skills, you may also have 100% kinesthetic intelligence. If, on the survey you happened to answer "All the time" for every question, then you'd be 100% in every category.

The percentages are just a guide into how often you do linguistic activities and your attitude towards them. It could mean that you prefer to do other activities not related to your linguistic intelligence (for example, maybe you prefer playing sports compared to reading a book).

Hope that answers your question, let us know if you have any more!

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