personality

We are slowly making our way to the end of my husband’s college career.  The approach has me thinking what on earth I want to do when I grow up.  I can tell you now that I’m not aspiring to be an administrative assistant for the rest of my life.  Then I remembered a fun personality test I took once upon a time–and if you know me at all, you know I love personality tests… in fact, I’ve probably made you take one at some point.  There is something so comforting to be reminded of who I am.  I think most people seek a sense of identity.  I guess I find mine in the bullet points of Jungian theory.  As you will see below, “Likes learning about self” is a bullet point.

According to the Myers-Briggs classic, I am an INTJ, which basically means I’m introverted; I focus on the future and theories; I am objective and fact-based, organized, structured, and responsible; and I like to have closure.  That’s all great, but today I am focused on Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” test.  Here are my top three (of 8) intelligences (and yes, they are all accurate):

1. Intrapersonal Intelligence
People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are introspective and seek understanding. They are intuitive and typically introverted. They learn best independently.

Common Characteristics
Introverted
Prefers working alone
Philosophical
Self-aware
Perfectionistic
Often thinks of self-employment
Enjoys journaling
Intuitive
Independent
Spends time thinking and reflecting
Likes learning about self

Career Matches
Psychologist
Philosopher
Writer
Theologian

2. Visual/Spatial Intelligence
People with Visual intelligence are artistic. They are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a great sense of direction. They like to draw, paint and read maps. They learn best through drawings and visual aids.

Common Characteristics
Good at solving visual puzzles
Enjoyed geometry in school
Good at drawing
Can visualize pictures in head
Notices colors and shapes
Enjoys photography
Good with directions
Can remember places vividly
Good at artistic composition
Likes books with pictures

Career Matches
Artist
Architect
Graphic Designer
Engineer
Fashion Designer
Interior Decorator
Photographer

3. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence
People with Linguistic intelligence love and are talented with words. They enjoy reading, writing and learning languages. They have an ability to teach and explain things to others. They learn best by reading, taking notes and going to lectures.

Common Characteristics
Notices grammatical mistakes
Often speaks of what they have read
Likes to use “fancy” words
Loves word games
Cherishes their book collection
Easily remembers quotes and famous sayings
Likes puns and rhymes
Enjoys writing
Enjoys foreign language
Always enjoyed English class

Career Matches
Writer (any type)
Editor
Public Speaker
Politician
Preacher
Teacher
Journalist
Broadcaster
English / Writing Tutor
Actor / Actress 

You, too, can play this game!  MyPersonality.info has both tests (FREE!), plus links to more information if you’d like to continue exploring.

What did you come out with?

2 thoughts on “personality

    1. interesting… are you “often singing, whistling, or tapping a song”?

      yup, i’d say those all make sense :)

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personality

We are slowly making our way to the end of my husband’s college career.  The approach has me thinking what on earth I want to do when I grow up.  I can tell you now that I’m not aspiring to be an administrative assistant for the rest of my life.  Then I remembered a fun personality test I took once upon a time–and if you know me at all, you know I love personality tests… in fact, I’ve probably made you take one at some point.  There is something so comforting to be reminded of who I am.  I think most people seek a sense of identity.  I guess I find mine in the bullet points of Jungian theory.  As you will see below, “Likes learning about self” is a bullet point.

According to the Myers-Briggs classic, I am an INTJ, which basically means I’m introverted; I focus on the future and theories; I am objective and fact-based, organized, structured, and responsible; and I like to have closure.  That’s all great, but today I am focused on Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” test.  Here are my top three (of 8) intelligences (and yes, they are all accurate):

1. Intrapersonal Intelligence
People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are introspective and seek understanding. They are intuitive and typically introverted. They learn best independently.

Common Characteristics
Introverted
Prefers working alone
Philosophical
Self-aware
Perfectionistic
Often thinks of self-employment
Enjoys journaling
Intuitive
Independent
Spends time thinking and reflecting
Likes learning about self

Career Matches
Psychologist
Philosopher
Writer
Theologian

2. Visual/Spatial Intelligence
People with Visual intelligence are artistic. They are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a great sense of direction. They like to draw, paint and read maps. They learn best through drawings and visual aids.

Common Characteristics
Good at solving visual puzzles
Enjoyed geometry in school
Good at drawing
Can visualize pictures in head
Notices colors and shapes
Enjoys photography
Good with directions
Can remember places vividly
Good at artistic composition
Likes books with pictures

Career Matches
Artist
Architect
Graphic Designer
Engineer
Fashion Designer
Interior Decorator
Photographer

3. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence
People with Linguistic intelligence love and are talented with words. They enjoy reading, writing and learning languages. They have an ability to teach and explain things to others. They learn best by reading, taking notes and going to lectures.

Common Characteristics
Notices grammatical mistakes
Often speaks of what they have read
Likes to use “fancy” words
Loves word games
Cherishes their book collection
Easily remembers quotes and famous sayings
Likes puns and rhymes
Enjoys writing
Enjoys foreign language
Always enjoyed English class

Career Matches
Writer (any type)
Editor
Public Speaker
Politician
Preacher
Teacher
Journalist
Broadcaster
English / Writing Tutor
Actor / Actress 

You, too, can play this game!  MyPersonality.info has both tests (FREE!), plus links to more information if you’d like to continue exploring.

What did you come out with?

2 thoughts on “personality

    1. interesting… are you “often singing, whistling, or tapping a song”?

      yup, i’d say those all make sense :)

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