Student Post: Applying the Multiple Intelligences

The Multiple Intelligences Quiz is a set of statements that describe daily activities and thoughts. You rate these statements based on how much or how little you relate to them. When you finish the quiz, you are given percentages of each of the eight intelligences. The ones with the most percents are the ones that you should apply to your daily life and habits.

  • Linguistic- of or relating to language
  • Logical Mathematical- the ability to perform complex mathematical or logical operations
  • Visual spatial- you learn visually
  • Intrapersonal- internal use of language or thought
  • Interpersonal- relationship or communication between people
  • Musical- the ability to demonstrate music
  • Body-Kinesthetic – use their body to express themselves and are often athletic
  • Naturalistic- you are interested in nature and the natural world

We decided to ask a few people what their top 3 Intelligences were and ask them how they related to their personality.

Person A Linguistic, Naturalistic, and Musical
Person B Linguistic, Visual-Spatial, and Body-Kinesthetic
Person C Linguistic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal
Ashley James Musical, Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical
Katie Steffgen Visual-Spatial, Logical-Mathematical, and Linguistic


Person A says that their personality relates to the Musical Intelligence because she loves to play in band and sing in music. Person A’s Naturalistic Intelligence relates to their personality because she loves spending time outdoors, whether it’s for enjoyment or for a sport. Finally, The Linguistic Intelligence relates to their personality because they read a lot and enjoy writing as well.

Person B says that their personality relates to the Linguistic Intelligence because they read very much, are very smart in English, and also a good writer. They relate to the Visual-Spatial Intelligence because they like to learn by drawing things and looking at and observing things. They think that the Body-Kinesthetic Intelligence relates to their personality because they are very athletic and is in a sport each season, and are physically active each day. They also tend to express their emotions physically.

Person C says that their personality relates to Linguistic because they read books and finishes series in nearly a week, and is very advanced in English and Language Arts. Their Intrapersonal Intelligence also relates to her passion in reading and writing. Their Interpersonal Intelligence relates to their personality as well because they know how to start conversations and make people feel comfortable when talking to them.

Ashley says that her personality relates to Musical because she always incorporates music into her daily life. Whether it’s singing in the shower, dancing in the grass, or playing her instrument at practice she can relate a lot to music. She can relate to Linguistic because she is taking Spanish this year and she likes to read. She also likes to write and is very advanced in English and Language Arts.  She thinks that Logical-Mathematical relates to her because she is really good at complex problems. She is in the advanced math this year and can think logically.

Katie says her personality relates to the Visual-Spatial Intelligence because she learns best by studying, observing, creating and drawing things. She relates to the Logical-Mathematical Intelligence by thinking logically and with reason. Lastly, her personality relates to the Linguistic Intelligence because she reads nearly every day and loves it. She also is good at English and writing and knows a lot about the subject.

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These were the overall results for all the of the 7th graders. The top three results were Interpersonal, Visual-Spatial, and Logical-Mathematical. In conclusion, we think that the Multiple Intelligences really help in your daily life and that you should use them on a daily basis.

By Katie Steffgen and Ashley James

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