April 14, 2008

How are you smart?

Oggi recently tagged me for a personality test so now I'm posting the results. It's pretty accurate, as I got the same results two years ago when I administered the Myers Briggs tests to people in the office including myself.

I am from the school of thought that believes we should not ask "how smart am I?" but rather "how am I smart?". The old IQ system was based on an old belief that everyone had one way of learning, when in fact the human intelligence encompasses a broad scope of intelligences (i.e. Multiple Intelligences). I became really interested in this when I was preparing myself for a new responsibility at work that largely involved training and began to research learning styles.

But anyway, let me share with you my results (Oggi, I also included the Multiple Intelligence test, I hope you don't mind.) in the hopes that you would consider taking it as well and sharing yours. I'd love to learn more about you. :) I won't be tagging anyone, but please feel free to take the tests and post your results in the comments section or in your own blog.

Click to view my Personality Profile page

ENFP - The "Advocate"

ENFPs are introspective, values-oriented, inspiring, social and extremely expressive. They actively send their thoughts and ideas out into the world as a way to bring attention to what they feel to be important, which often has to do with ethics and current events. ENFPs are natural advocates, attracting people to themselves and their cause with excellent people skills, warmth, energy and positivity. ENFPs are described as creative, resourceful, assertive, spontaneous, life-loving, charismatic, passionate and experimental.

Some Famous ENFP's: Alicia Silverstone, Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, Buster Keaton, Carol Burnett, Joseph Campbell, Martin Short, Paul Harvey, Sinbad, Will Rogers, Paul Robeson. As for fictional characters, Ariel the Little Mermaid and Balky of Perfect Strangers (aww I loved him!) are also ENFP's.

My top 3 Multiple Intelligences are:

Interpersonal : People with Interpersonal intelligence are good with people and thrive in social interactions. They are good at reading, empathize and understanding others. They are good at working with others and have many friends. They learn best through interaction and dialogue.

Kinesthetic: People with Kinesthetic intelligence love movement. They enjoy sports and/or dance. They are good at building things and like to stay active. They have good motor skills and are very aware of their bodies. They learn best through movement and experimentation.

Naturalist: The Naturalist intelligence has to do with how we relate to our surroundings and where we fit into it. People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature. They are gifted at nurturing and growing things as well as the ability to care for and interact with animals. They can easily distinguish patterns in nature.

Based on this, some of my career matches are: diplomat, politician, social worker, coach, athlete, dancer, park ranger, Phys Ed instructor, farmer, conservationist, marine biologist, veterinarian, zookeeper (this is amazing, the ones I've highlighted were -and some still are- actual dream jobs of mine at some point).

Myers-Briggs Personality Types (Free Test)

14 comments:

Hershey said...

I'll bring myself out of the shadows and be the first to post ;)

http://suburbancow.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-think-therefore-i-am.html

oggi said...

Wow, diplomat, conservationist, marine biologist...

I'll do the Multiple Intelligence tests and will add it to my post.

Thanks for doing the test and posting the results.:)

christine said...

Hi Hershey! Thanks for doing this and posting it. :)

Yes, Oggi, especially marine biologist! And the diplomat, well when I was in college I wanted to be some kind of diplomat so I could travel, which is why I also majored in European Studies hehe. :) It was fun doing the tests, thanks for tagging me.

mtan said...

Just posted my results! A nice way to spend a few minutes. I'm an Introvert otherwise same characteristics as yours. As for the Multiple Intelligence bit, I'm either a verbal person, a naturalist, or musical.

wysgal said...

I'm an ENTJ ... which is incidentally a standard personality type for future-CEOs. They say 60% of b-school students are ENTJs. =)

Baking Soda said...

De-lurking again, been reading but have been bad in commenting lately, sorry!
I'd like to try this one, did a similar one years ago when my husband had to do it. We called each other acronyms for days...

christine said...

That's pretty accurate isn't it, Mila? I'm not surprised to see verbal/linguistic rank highest in your MI chart. You and I scored almost the same in the musical dept. :)

I just read the ENTJ description and it sure sounds like you, wysgal! :)

Hi Karen!! Please don't apologize, I'm worse than you are at commenting on other people's blogs or even making the rounds. So I totally understand. :) Will you be posting the results? I'll come check it out.

rowena said...

I'll have to dust off the cobwebs in my brain in order to do this. I'm posting only if it's good!

Ruy said...

You're right. We are sooooo opposite. Haha.=)

christine said...

Haha, I'm sure it'll be good, Rowena! :)

travelphilippines said...

hi there my first time here. care to exchange links?

Sidney said...

I wouldn't dare do such a test... and show the world how stupid I am... ;-)

Tahn said...

Thanks for the link :)

christine said...

No such thing, Sidney! :)

You're welcome tahn. :)