Activity Sheet: Identifying My Dominant Intelligence: The MIS Assessment Robert M. Sherfiekt, Ph.D., 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008NAME: ANDRES GARCIADirections: 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 #)( 1 ) 1. When someone gives me directions, I have to visualize them in my mind in order to understand them.( 3 ) 2. I enjoy crossword puzzles and word games like Scrabble.( 3 ) 3. I enjoy dancing and can keep up with the beat of music.( 1 ) 4. I have little or no trouble conceptualizing information or facts.( 3 ) 5. I like to repair things that are broken such as toasters, small engines, bicycles, and cars.( 3 ) 6. 1 enjoy leadership activities on campus and in the community,( 3 ) 7. I have the ability to get others to listen to me.( 3 ) 8. I enjoy working with nature, animals, and plants,( 3 ) 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.( 3 ) 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.( 3 ) 13. I use a lot of gestures when I talk to people.( 3 ) 14. I can recognize and empathize with peoples attitudes and emotions.( 3 ) 15. I prefer to study alone.( 3 ) 16. I can name many different things in the environment such as clouds, rocks, and plant types.( 3 ) 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.( 3 ) 19. When I hear music; I "get into it" by moving, dancing, humming, tapping, and/or singing.( 3 ) 20. I learn better by asking a lot of questions.( 3 ) 21. I enjoy playing competitive sports.( 3 ) 22. I communicate very well with other people.( 3 ) 23. I know what I want and I set goals to accomplish it.( 3 ) 24. I have some interest in herbal remedies and natural medicine.( 3 ) 25. I enjoy working puzzles or mazes.( 3 ) 26. I am a good storyteller.( 3 ) 27. I can easily remember the words and melodies of songs.( 3 ) 28. I enjoy solving problems in math and chemistry and working with computer programming problems.( 2 ) 29. I usually touch people or pat them on the back when I talk to them.( 3 ) 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.( 3 ) 34. I am a very good listener and I enjoy listening to others stories,( 3 ) 35. I need to study with music.( 3 ) 36. I enjoy games like Clue, Battleship, chess, and Rubiks Cube.( 3 ) 37. I enjoy physical activities such as bicycling, jogging, dancing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or swimming.( 3 ) 38. I am good at solving peoples problems and conflicts.( 1 ) 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 =1 9 =3 17 =3 25 =3 33 =2 12 Visual/Spatial2 =3 10 =3 18 =3 26 =3 34 =3 15 Verbal/Linguistic3 =3 11 =3 19 =3 27 =3 35 =3 15 Musical/Rhythm4 =1 12 =3 20 =3 28 =3 36 =3 13 Logic/Math5 =3 13 =3 21 =3 29 =2 37 =3 14 Body/Kinesthetic6 =3 14 =3 22 =3 30 =3 38 =3 15 Interpersonal7 =3 15 =3 23 =3 31 =2 39 =1 12 Intrapersonal8 =3 16 =3 24 =3 32 =2 40 =3 14 NaturalisticMIS TALLYMultiple IntelligencesLook at the scores on the MIS. What are your top three scores? Write them in the spacebelow.Top Score 12 Code Visual/SpatialSecond Score 15 Code Verbal/LinguisticThird Score 15 Code Musical/RhythmThis tally can help you understand where some of your strengths may be. Again, this isnot a measure of your worth or capacities, nor is it an indicator of your future successes.Go online and read more about your specific intelligence or multiple intelligences ingeneral.