September 22, 2016

Innate Intellect / Natural Motivators


(Based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences)

For each statement below, choose the answer that best fits you:

Protecting nature / Preventing and/or cleaning up pollution

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Thinking about life – it’s spiritual and physical forms

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Picturing things in my mind

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Working with my hands

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Playing at least one instrument

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Keeping things in order

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being able to “relate” to others

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Seeing how everything fits into a bigger picture

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Finding out what words mean

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Knowing “why” I’m supposed to do something

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Identifying patterns / rhythms in sounds

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Have a hard time sitting still

  • This describes me a LOT
  • This usually describes me
  • This sometimes describes me
  • This describes me once in a while
  • This does not describe me much / at all

Doing word puzzles or other word games

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Following or creating written instructions or directions

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Understanding and/or Exploring the natural world

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Deciding how a room should be decorated

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Attending / interacting at social events

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Working alone

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Playing sports

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Studying religion (or religions)

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Creating or analyzing artistic things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Melodies, songs, and/or rhythms play in my head

  • This is something that happens a LOT
  • This usually happens
  • This sometimes happens
  • This happens once in a while
  • This isn’t something that happens much / at all

Taking notes to help remember things better

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Solving problems or puzzles

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Using the written word to help convey ideas

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Teaching others about things I know about

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Studying or drawing maps

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Hiking, camping, and/or climbing in the ‘great outdoors’

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Going to concerts

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Fixing mechanical things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Learning about stars, constellations, and/or planets

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Straightening out a mess

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Studying / learning about different cultures

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being philosophical

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Selecting the most appropriate words

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Striving to be self-aware

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Enjoying complex musical harmonies

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Watching a video to enhance my learning

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Working on a garden

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Figuring out math or logic problems

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Perfectionism in my own efforts

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Listening to many different kinds of music

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Counseling others when they’re down or need help

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Wondering about the universe and its many dimensions

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Exercising and/or dancing

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Appreciating scenic places

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Contemplating (or journaling) my own thoughts / ideas

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Remembering words to songs

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Creating graphs and charts

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Recognizing patterns in things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Using puns and/or rhymes

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Meeting new people

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Putting together or figuring out a puzzle

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Recycling and/or reusing things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Learning how to use different types of tools

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Reflecting on how I responded to events

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being cooperative in groups

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Solving riddles

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Giving or hearing metaphors to describe things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Studying/learning about foreign languages

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Learning by “doing”

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Appreciating the emotion evoked by good music

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Learning about myself / what makes me ‘tick’

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Considering the origins of life

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Using my imagination

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being able to predict something based on clues

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Learning about animals & their habitats

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Noticing when an instrument is in tune / out of tune

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually do it
  • I sometimes do it
  • I do it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

“Playing” with an object while someone is talking

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being sensitive to other people’s moods

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Exploring the question of “good vs. evil”

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Negotiating “win-win” between people

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Remembering quotes and/or famous sayings

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Hearing familiar songs played in new, creative ways

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Striving to understand my own motivations

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being precise about things

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Wondering about ghosts and/or life after death

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Being active and athletic

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Paying attention to the weather

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Noticing grammatical and/or spelling errors

  • This is something I do a LOT
  • I usually find myself doing it
  • I sometimes find myself doing it
  • I find myself doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much0 / at all

Group activities / working with others

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Visualizing or imagining a finished product

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Wondering how life might be on other planets

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Remaining fairly private about my thoughts/feelings

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Seeing / recognizing the ‘balance’ in nature

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Wondering about how things work

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

“Doing” to learn something instead than being shown

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Reading books or articles (including online)

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Helping others realize the “cause & effect” of their actions

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all

Spending time outdoors when given the chance

  • This is something I do and/or enjoy a LOT
  • I usually like doing it
  • I sometimes like doing it
  • I like doing it once in a while
  • Not something I do much / at all