Sunday, March 6, 2011

Humanities: How intelligent are you? A Self Evaluation

Abe V Rotor

Sister Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, MD, epitome of multiple intelligence is a Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, Mother Teresa Awardee, one of the Outstanding Women of the Philippines, and winner of many other awards. She has demonstrated the virtues of compassion, sacrifice and selflessness, with which she shares her gift of multi intelligence to the poor and needy.

All of us are endowed with a wide range of intelligence classified into eight realms or domains. It is not only IQ or EQ or any single sweeping test that tells us how intelligent we are. Here is a simple guide to find out which realms we are superior.

Domain Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (1=Very Poor, 5=Average, 10= Outstanding)

1. Interpersonal (human relations)

2. Intrapersonal (Inner vision, self-expression, reflection)

3. Kinesthetics (Sports and body language, dance)

4. Languages or linguistics

5. Logic (dialectics, math, philosophy)

6. Music (auditory art)

7. Spatial (painting, sculpture,architecture, photography

8. Naturalism (relationship with the natural world, “green thumb”)

Self evaluation takes 20 to 30 minutes on a reflective mood.

After completing the table, get the total score and divide it by 8 to get the average. But the average is only secondary to the distribution pattern of your scores.

For example there are those who have high scores in 6 and 7, while there are those who got high in say, 3 and 6. During the sharing period, a participant tells his first two or three strong realms from which one can picture his talents. The findings reflect the kind of person he is, his work, likes and dislikes, hobbies, life style, etc?

If you have low scores in the other realms, remember there are people who are late comers as there are child prodigies. You still have the chance to discover later potentials, or hone talents that have not been fully tapped before.

Share this excerce with the members of your family and friends. Cite your model persons in each realm. Examples: Nelson Mandela and Henry Kiossinger for interpersonal, Rizal for languages, Manny Pacquiao for kinesthetics, Aristotle and Darwin for naturalism, Mozart and our own Nicanor Abelardo for music, Einstein for logic, Sister Eva Fidela Maamo and Fr James Reuter for intrapersonal, Amorsolo, Van Gogh and Michaelangelo for spatial.

Good Luck!

Living with Nature 4, AVR 2011

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