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Multiple Intelligences Survey

1999-2000 Walter McKenzie,


Surfaquarium Consulting
Part I Complete each section by placing a '1' next to each statement you feel
accurately describes you. If you do not identify with a statement, leave the
space provided blank. Then total the column in each section.
Section 1
___1__I enjoy categorizing things by common traits
___1_Ecological issues are important to me
_____Hiking and camping are enjoyable activities
_____I enjoy working on a garden
__1___I believe preserving our National Parks is important
_____Putting things in hierarchies makes sense to me
__1___Animals are important in my life
__1___My home has a recycling system in place
_____I enjoy studying biology, botany and/or zoology
_____I spend a great deal of time outdoors
___5__TOTAL for Section 1
Section 2
_1____I easily pick up on patterns
__1___I focus in on noise and sounds
_____Moving to a beat is easy for me
___1__I've always been interested in playing an instrument
_____The cadence of poetry intrigues me
_____I remember things by putting them in a rhyme
__1___Concentration is difficult while listening to a radio or television
__1___I enjoy many kinds of music
_____Musicals are more interesting than dramatic plays
__1___Remembering song lyrics is easy for me
__6___TOTAL for Section 2

Section 3
_____I keep my things neat and orderly
__1___Step-by-step directions are a big help
___1__Solving problems comes easily to me
_____I get easily frustrated with disorganized people
___1__I can complete calculations quickly in my head
_____Puzzles requiring reasoning are fun
_____I can't begin an assignment until all my questions are answered
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___1__Structure helps me be successful


_____I find working on a computer spreadsheet or database rewarding
___1__Things have to make sense to me or I am dissatisfied
__5___TOTAL for Section 3
Section 4
__1___It is important to see my role in the "big picture" of things
__1___I enjoy discussing questions about life
_____Religion is important to me
_____I enjoy viewing art masterpieces
_____Relaxation and meditation exercises are rewarding
_____I like visiting breathtaking sites in nature
_____I enjoy reading ancient and modern philosophers
__1___Learning new things is easier when I understand their value
__1___I wonder if there are other forms of intelligent life in the universe
_____Studying history and ancient culture helps give me perspective
_4____TOTAL for Section 4
Section 5
__1___I learn best interacting with others
_____The more the merrier
__1___Study groups are very productive for me
_____I enjoy chat rooms
_____Participating in politics is important
_____Television and radio talk shows are enjoyable
_____I am a "team player"
_____I dislike working alone
_____Clubs and extracurricular activities are fun
___1__I pay attention to social issues and causes
__3___TOTAL for Section 5
Section 6
___1__I enjoy making things with my hands
_____Sitting still for long periods of time is difficult for me
_____I enjoy outdoor games and sports
_____I value non-verbal communication such as sign language
_____A fit body is important for a fit mind
_____Arts and crafts are enjoyable pastimes
_____Expression through dance is beautiful
_____I like working with tools
_____I live an active lifestyle
__1___I learn by doing
_2____TOTAL for Section 6
Section 7
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_____I enjoy reading all kinds of materials


___1__Taking notes helps me remember and understand
_____I faithfully contact friends through letters and/or e-mail
_____It is easy for me to explain my ideas to others
_____I keep a journal
_____Word puzzles like crosswords and jumbles are fun
_____I write for pleasure
_____I enjoy playing with words like puns, anagrams and spoonerisms
___1__Foreign languages interest me
_____Debates and public speaking are activities I like to participate in
_2____TOTAL for Section 7
Section 8
_____I am keenly aware of my moral beliefs
__1___I learn best when I have an emotional attachment to the subject
__1___Fairness is important to me
__1___My attitude effects how I learn
_____Social justice issues concern me
___1__Working alone can be just as productive as working in a group
__1___I need to know why I should do something before I agree to do it
_____When I believe in something I will give 100% effort to it
___1__I like to be involved in causes that help others
__1___I am willing to protest or sign a petition to right a wrong
__7___TOTAL for Section 8
Section 9
___1__I can imagine ideas in my mind
__1___Rearranging a room is fun for me
_____I enjoy creating art using varied media
_____I remember well using graphic organizers
_____Performance art can be very gratifying
_____Spreadsheets are great for making charts, graphs and tables
_____Three dimensional puzzles bring me much enjoyment
_____Music videos are very stimulating
__1___I can recall things in mental pictures
_____I am good at reading maps and blueprints
___3__TOTAL for Section 9
Part II. Now carry forward your total from each section and multiply by 10
below:
Section

Total
Multiply Score
Forward

X 10

50

X 10

60

X 10

50

X 10

40

X 10

30

X 10

20

X 10

20

X 10

70

X 10

30

Part III. Now plot your scores on the bar graph provided:
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Part IV.
Key:
Section 1 This reflects your Naturalist strength
Section 2 This suggests your Musical strength
Section 3 This indicates your Logical strength
Section 4 This illustrates your Existential strength
Section 5 This shows your Interpersonal strength
Section 6 This tells your Kinesthetic strength
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Section 7 This indicates your Verbal strength


Section 8 This reflects your Intrapersonal strength
Section 9 This suggests your Visual strength
Remember:

Everyone has all the intelligences!


You can strengthen an intelligence!
This inventory is meant as a snapshot in time -- it can change!
M.I. is meant to empower, not label people!