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mirror_gate ([personal profile] mirror_gate) wrote2015-01-11 07:25 pm
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Multiple Intelligences Test

Sometimes, it is good to remember that there are multiple intelligences, you have the well known logical/mathematic intelligence, that we all know and a lot of us (me included) aren't as fond of. Next to this one, though there are seven more kinds of intelligence! Here is a page where you can read about all eight of them, and here you can take a test to find out which intelligences are strongest for you. The site even gives learning strategies tailored for each intelligence.

My intelligences apparently include Linguïstic (3.86/5), Music (3.68/5), Self or Intrapersonal (3.57/5) and Social or Interpersonal (3.57/5)

Some interesting ideas for learning strategies tailored for these intelligences are:

Linguïstic: reading aloud, writing down reflections about what I've read, keeping a journal, researching the origin and meanings of words, idioms and names.

Music: using a familiar tune to remember words in a series, creating a poem with an emphasis on certain sounds for pronunciation, working with words that sound like what they mean (onomatopoeia). One that I already do regularly is reading lyrics to music, and one that for some reason doesn't work for me at all is using music as background while studying, when I do this I only get distracted by the music.

Intrapersonal: again, keeping a journal, giving myself time to reflect on new ideas and information, working on the computer, practicing breathing for relaxation, using brainstorming methods before reading, and reading "how to" books, especially cookbooks.

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Yes...

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 2015-01-12 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
I've used this for distinguishing characters in Schrodinger's Heroes and The Blueshift Troupers.
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Re: Yes...

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 2015-01-13 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
>> Oh, I hadn't even thought about using it for distinguishing characters, but that's a great idea! <<

It works incredibly well, because it tells you which kinds of problems each person is good at solving and how they tend to approach things. This is extra useful if you're trying to highlight that there are different types of "genius." So for example, Alex is great with logical-mathematical stuff like quantum physics, but Pat is far better on interpersonal skills so he is the team's negotiator.

>> And I've been meaning to take a tour through the Schrodinger's Heroes universe, it looks very interesting from what I've seen of it so far :) <<

Start Here.

Also a friend of mine just started posting a story she wrote, "Salvaging," which is a Polychrome Heroics/Schrodinger's Heroes crossover. It's meant as an anchor story to make an introduction to both settings.