Activity Sheet:Identifying My Dominant Intelligence: The MIS Assessment Robert M. Sherfiekt, Ph.D., 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008NAME: Jelani CameronDirections: Read each statement carefully and thoroughly. After reading the statement, rateyour response using the scale below. There are no right or wrong answers. This is not a timedsurvey. The MIS is based, in part, on Frames of Mind by Howard Gardner, 1983.3 = Often Applies2 = Sometimes Applies1 = Never or Almost Never Applies (place your answers in the brackets in front of the question #)(2) 1. When someone gives me directions, I have to visualize them in my mind in order to understand them.(2) 2. I enjoy crossword puzzles and word games like Scrabble.( 1 ) 3. I enjoy dancing and can keep up with the beat of music.( 2 ) 4. I have little or no trouble conceptualizing information or facts.( 1 ) 5. I like to repair things that are broken such as toasters, small engines, bicycles, and cars.( 2 ) 6. 1 enjoy leadership activities on campus and in the community,( 2 ) 7. I have the ability to get others to listen to me.( 3 ) 8. I enjoy working with nature, animals, and plants,( 2 ) 9. I know where everything is in my home such as supplies, gloves, flashlights, camera, and compact discs.( 3 ) 10. I am a good speller.( 2 ) 11. I often sing or hum to myself in the shower or car, or while walking or just sitting.( 3 ) 12. 1 am a very logical, orderly thinker.( 1 ) 13. I use a lot of gestures when I talk to people.( 3 ) 14. I can recognize and empathize with peoples attitudes and emotions.( 2 ) 15. I prefer to study alone.( 1 ) 16. I can name many different things in the environment such as clouds, rocks, and plant types.( 2 ) 17. I like to draw pictures, graphs, or charts to better understand information.
Identifying My Dominant Intelligence: The MIS Assessment (continued)( 3 ) 18. I have a good memory for names and dates.( 2 ) 19. When I hear music; I "get into it" by moving, dancing, humming, tapping, and/or singing.( 2 ) 20. I learn better by asking a lot of questions.( 3 ) 21. I enjoy playing competitive sports.( 2 ) 22. I communicate very well with other people.( 3 ) 23. I know what I want and I set goals to accomplish it.( 1 ) 24. I have some interest in herbal remedies and natural medicine.( 2 ) 25. I enjoy working puzzles or mazes.( 2 ) 26. I am a good storyteller.( 2 ) 27. I can easily remember the words and melodies of songs.( 2 ) 28. I enjoy solving problems in math and chemistry and working with computer programming problems.( 1 ) 29. I usually touch people or pat them on the back when I talk to them.( 2 ) 30. I understand my family and friends better than most other people do.( 2 ) 31. I dont always talk about my accomplishments with others.( 2 ) 32. I would rather work outside around nature than inside around people and equipment,( 2 ) 33. I enjoy and learn more when seeing movies, slides, or videos in class.( 2 ) 34. I am a very good listener and I enjoy listening to others stories,( 1 ) 35. I need to study with music.( 2 ) 36. I enjoy games like Clue, Battleship, chess, and Rubiks Cube.( 2 ) 37. I enjoy physical activities such as bicycling, jogging, dancing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or swimming.( 2 ) 38. I am good at solving peoples problems and conflicts.( 3 ) 39. I have to have time alone to think about new information in order to remember it.( 2 ) 40. I enjoy sorting and organizing information, objects, and collectibles.
Identifying My Dominant Intelligence: The MIS Assessment (continued)Refer to your score on each individual question. Place that score beside the appropriatequestion number below. Then, tally each line at the side. TOTAL SCORE CODE ACROSS1 =2 9 =2 17 =2 25 =2 33 =2 10 Visual/Spatial2 =2 10 =3 18 =3 26 =2 34 =2 12 Verbal/Linguistic3 =1 11 =2 19 =2 27 =2 35 =1 8 Musical/Rhythm4 =2 12 =3 20 =2 28 =2 36 =2 11 Logic/Math5 =1 13 =1 21 =3 29 =1 37 =2 8 Body/Kinesthetic6 =2 14 =3 22 =2 30 =2 38 =2 11 Interpersonal7 =2 15 =2 23 =3 31 =2 39 =3 12 Intrapersonal8 =3 16 =1 24 =1 32 =2 40 =2 9 NaturalisticMIS TALLYMultiple IntelligencesLook at the scores on the MIS. What are your top three scores? Write them in the space below.Top Score ___12____ Code_______Verbal/Linguistic________Second Score ___12___ Code______Intrapersonal_________Third Score ____11____ Code______Logic/Math_________This tally can help you understand where some of your strengths may be. Again, this is not ameasure of your worth or capacities, nor is it an indicator of your future successes. Go onlineand read more about your specific intelligence or multiple intelligences in general.