How am I smart?

I’ve been standing behind a booth for 8+ hours a day for the last three days, and still have tomorrow to contend with, so my creative juice machine is barely eeking out the trickle of inventive liquid necessary to get this sentence out of me. I’m out of breathe just writing that. So, instead of a post briming with insight or observations from my childhood, I offer this. It’s the results of a fun little quiz that Brooke over at Odious Woman tagged to all on her blog roll.

Social (4.29): You like to develop ideas and learn from other people. You like to talk (Oh shit, I’ve been found out). You have good social skills (that’s what some people say). Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your social intelligence include taking part in group discussions or discussing a topic one-to-one with another person. Find ways to build reading and writing exercises into your group activities, such as:

Reading a dialogue or a play with other people (I’m sure my friends would love it if I made us read dialogue one night as we were hanging out).
Doing team learning/investigating projects.
Setting up interview questions and interviewing your family, and writing down the interview (I’ve been doing this informally as long as I’ve been able to talk and ask questions).
Writing notes to another instead of talking.

Language (4.14): You enjoy enjoy saying, hearing, and seeing words. You like telling stories. You are motivated by books, records, dramas, opportunities for writing (Yep, why else would I be doing this blog thing). Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your language intelligence include reading aloud, especially plays and poetry. Another idea is to write down reflections on what you’ve read. You may also enjoy exploring and developing your love of words, i.e., meanings of words, origin of words and idioms, names. Use different kinds of dictionaries. Other ideas:

Keep a journal.
Use a tape recorder to tape stories and write them down.
Read together, i.e., choral reading.
Read a section, then explain what you’ve read.
Read a piece with different emotional tones or viewpoints — one angry, one happy, etc.
Trade tall tales, attend story-telling events and workshops.
Research your name. (Does Googling your name count)?

Self (3.43): You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that person later to discuss it. You like working on projects on your own. You often prefer to learn by trial and error. Effective techniques to enhance your learning include keeping a journal and giving yourself time to reflect on new ideas and information. More ideas:

Go on “guided imagery” tours (no thank you, I’d prefer real tours).
Set aside time to reflect on new ideas and information.
Encourage journal writing (how many times has this quiz told me to write already?).
Work on the computer (I spend more hours than I care to admit working on the computer).
Practice breathing for relaxation.
Use brainstorming methods before reading.
Listen to and read “how to” tapes and books (I don’t want to).
Read cookbooks (okay, I admit, I’ve been reading cookbooks like they were fiction for years).

Who am I tagging to do this? You, but only if you want to.

0 thoughts on “How am I smart?

  1. Melissa

    I took the quiz too, but I didn’t bother copying the results. Anyway, I was highest in Social, Nature, and Self. Not sure where blogging fits into that. Probably Self, because I do a hell of a lot of navel gazing. Love these quizzes.


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