Wow. These tests are really, really cool. I discovered things about myself that I normally wouldn’t have even thought about.
Music, for instance, is definitely the dark horse of my tests. I never saw it coming, and it was one of my highest scores.
Overall, here are my 3 top strengths for the first test:
Also, here are others that received high scores in the 3.0 range:
I’m generally comfortable around people and with myself, so it’s pretty cool about the intrapersonal and interpersonal scores. I don’t really know what the spatial category entails, but I’ll go with it.
I’ve always been one of those kids that NEVER stop singing, and I can hop over to a piano and start playing recognizable tunes even though I’ve never taken a single lesson, so I can definitely see the music strength, and that’s cool.
The second test is the one that really raised my eyebrows. Here are my highest scores:
The first two were also my highest strengths in the first test, but math kind of lagged behind. I think it was just the kinds of questions they asked. There was one about geometry, and I’m more of an algebra/calc person, so I think that negative answer threw it off balance.
My original predictions were to have my highest strengths in the linguistic, math, and intrapersonal areas, so I was pretty dead on, I guess. Music kind of sneaked in, but that’s alright. I can see how it’s true and how it’s nice to have.
Yep, so I think these results fit me, and I’m pleasantly surprised and content with the new tidbits of knowledge that I discovered about myself. This was an interesting test, and a beneficial experience.
My prediction for my top intelligences was linguistic, interpersonal, and visual/spatial. I figured that this might be one of my strengths since I have a passion for reading, and I am a decent writer. I might not be the most talkative individual out there, but I do tend to understand the course material or even life better when I converse with a peer about it. I was not entirely sure what my third intelligence would be, so I just guessed Visual/Spatial. To be honest, nothing else really popped out to me.
For the first test, my three highest intelligences were interpersonal, linguistic, and intrapersonal with scores of 4.14, 3.29, and 3.14 respectively. After reading its description of interpersonal, I would say that it is fairly accurate except I do not think that I really like to talk. In classroom settings, I do pay a lot more attention when it is a classroom discussion than when the teacher is droning on. Even though I do not typically participate, I am able to build off of other student’s ideas. I was not surprised to see linguistic next on the list. When I was younger, I would just read in the library for hours while my mother did whatever errands she had. I was somewhat surprised to see intrapersonal on the list, and I do not entirely agree with it. While I do enjoy trial and error learning, none of the suggestions matched my personality. I really loathe working on a computer; I merely tolerate it. I am not going to waste time reading a cookbook. Personally, I throw everything together and see what happens, and it usually turns out well. Additionally, I hate brainstorming before reading; I find it a waste of time. Overall, I agree with the linguistic and interpersonal intelligences, but I do not think that I really use intrapersonal intelligence.
On the second test, my three highest intelligences were linguistic, interpersonal, and body/kinesthetic. The first two on the list were similar to the last test. They were just in a different order. The scores for these three intelligences were 41 for linguistic, 36 for interpersonal, and 33 for body/kinesthetic. I thought about the body/kinesthetic intelligence, and I do use it frequently. There are some activities that I just do not understand stand unless I do it myself. During color guard, some of the girls were able to remember the steps by saying the terminology for each movement of the flag, and others just had to hear the music. I had to do the entire routine from start to finish because I had to feel the flow of the flag as it blended into the next measure.
Body Movement- 4.57
Logic/ math- 4.29
These are my final results according to my prediction I had thought that logic and music and language were in fact going to be my highest ranked learning skills. I was close to what i had thought but it was body movement that ranked above language to my surprise. Thinking back on previous life and just learning experiences I can see why those are my top three learning skills. For example when ever i try to figure out a problem i can always seem to do out fast when i incorporate music or numbers in to the problem. i feel this test is very accurate because the more and more i think about myself the more apparent it becomes that i am a very logical statistical and musical person. So overall i think this test is very accurate and the proof is apparent in me as a person i am the exact learner this test said i am.
I predict that my greatest strength will be bodily/kinesthetic intelligence because I am constinatly moving around and I have found out that if I but things to actions I remember them so much more. I think that my second greatest learning technique will be music because I love music, I am constantly listening to it, and I have been playing my flute since fifth grade. Also in music theory I am able to conderstand the diffrent concepts and then compose music.
For the first test I scored a 5 in music, I was not at all suprised about that score since my life does revolve around music. The score that did suprise me though was my second one which was a 4.14 in nature, which I do not really get how nature is a learning technique it does not make all that much sense to me. I mean dont get me wrong I love being out side but I am still not really seeing it but it might work for others, and maybe I am not understanding what it really is.
I predicted that my top 3 strengths would be Kinesthetic, Interpersonal and social. I think this because i really enjoy being active and i feel as if i learn better by doing something hands on. I think social would be in my top 3 because i like talking with my classmates and working in a group. My top three that i got after i took the "Find your strengths" assessment were Kinesthetic (4.71), Social (4.29) and Interpersonal (3.71). I think this test is pretty accurate considering my predictions and the way i look at myself were almost exactly the same as my test results. This relates to my life because when i play sports it's a lot easier for me to learn if i actually do it rather than someone just telling me how to do it. I also think that social relates to me quite a bit because i like talking and i like being around others. In addition, I think that interpersonal relates to my life because even though I like working in groups and being around others, I like things done my way because I would rather get a good grade than make more friends. Also, sometimes I like just to stay up in my room and be alone because it gives me time to relax and clear my mind. In the end, i thought talking this test was really interesting and it was really accurate.
I believe my top intelligence will be Logical Intelligence, because I have always been good at math and interpreting graphs and numbers. My other two will probably be Interpersonal Intelligence, because I love interacting with others, and also Kinesthetic Intelligence because I learn by "doing."
My highest category was kinesthetics, where I scored a 4. I also scored a 4 in interpersonal. The next highest was logic, where I scored a 3.71. These can all be explained in activities I've taken part in throughout my life. I have played sports since preschool, so the kinesthetic approach makes sense. I have always been good at interacting with people and understanding how different people approach situations, so my interpersonal approach to learning would work as well. My logic approach to learning comes from the way I "just get" math. It has always came easy to me, and I can explain and demonstrate it well. Based on my results matching my prediction, I would say that they were pretty accurate according to the examples I have from my life and how I learn and demonstrate knowledge in the classroom.
I predict my biggest strength will be Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence because I am an athlete and have good coordination. I believe that I learn well while moving around and performing activities. I think my next two will be Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence and Interpersonal Intelligence. I am always good with learning vocabulary in all of my classes and I believe I am a good writer. I want to be a teacher and this intelligence fits the job well.As for interpersonal, I am always open to other's opinions and a great listener. I always try to understand the other person's side of things.
My top three turned out to be 1. Kinesthetic (4.71) 2. Intrapersonal (3.57) 3. Interpersonal (3.57), so two out of three were correct. This makes a lot of sense to me because I pick up skills easily when I am doing physical work, such as when I play sports. I learn well with muscle memory and have a good sense of balance and hand-eye coordination. Like mentioned above, I am a very interpersonal person because I relate to and understand others easily. I show empathy and easily build trust with people. It says a good job for this type of person is a counselor, and often I feel like one because of how many people trust me with their thoughts and feelings. I did not expect to have intrapersonal intelligence. However, now that I read the description, it does make some sense to me. I do have the ability to recognize my own strengths and weaknesses, especially when it comes to school or sports. I know what areas I need to improve in. I am aware of my own thoughts and feelings and can easily analyze myself, always knowing my role whether it be in the classroom or on a athletic team. I have my dreams and goals set for my future in college, my career, family, etc., and I know what I will need to do to get there.
My highest score was musical learning, which I pretty much predicted because I love singing and music has always been a huge part of my life, thanks to my dad and my sisters.
The second highest score was body movement, which I was surprised about. Usually when teachers try and make me get up and do something I don't want to, but I guess it helps me learn even if I don't enjoy doing it. Although, I am pretty good at most sports, my main one being softball. I have a decent instinct for them.
My third highest was nature. I do love being outside and something about fresh air makes me feel especially energetic. My sister and I love going for walks and bike rides so this one makes sense.
I honestly thought I would've had a higher score in the logic/math section because I've always been good at math, again thanks to my dad. He and I seem to be the only ones in our family that are good at it and enjoy it.
All my other scores were at a 3 or higher except for spatial, mostly because I can't draw. Occasionally I can sketch something somewhat decent, not at all on the same level as my sister, but overall I wasn't surprised by that score.
Body Movement- 4.43
These are some of the results that I believe are true to me.
Musical- You like poems, songs, and jingles. You enjoy humming or singing along with music. You probably remember things well when they are associated with music or rhythm.
Body Movement- You are likely good at sports, and you have good fine motor skills. You may enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together.
Nature- You probably know the names of rocks, flowers, birds, and trees. You love to be outdoors.
By the way, here's a quick question for you in case you didn't notice it.....is it weird that my math score is 3.14?
Mr. Foster's favorite seasons in order of most to least is summer, winter, fall, spring.