Assalamualaikum and hi!!
I’m a little bit excited about writing this post as I am very enthusiast towards knowing my own personality. Besides, I also love to know about others. Nahh.. Of course, not in a bad way. In fact, I do know how to read peoples personality. I learn it by myself. Ahha. Just an amateur. But for me it is enough to understand the reason of why some action had to be taken, I know when people lie to me, which friends behavior suits mine and so on. YES. I use that knowledge in my everyday life. I observe peoples and think a lot. Maybe that’s why I am a demure person. *
I have many collections of personality test and the results on myself. Whenever my self confidence is down, I will refer to that to get my strength and revise my weakness. It helps me. Alhamdulillah. Did you know that based from the fruits that we like, we can know our personality? Actually, there are a lot of mechanisms that we can use to know our personality and understanding ourself. For example, from the fruits that we like, from our hairstyle, from the way we walk, the types of watch that we love to wear, from our handwriting styles and many more. Impressive right?
OK! Back to my reflection regarding multiple intelligences test that I’ve taken last night. I don’t know, but I think it really suits my character and the way I am. Actually, there are 8 items of multiple intelligences which are :
1- Linguistic (Word smart)
2- Logical (Number smart)
3- Interpersonal (People smart)
4- Intrapersonal ( Myself smart)
5- Musical (Music smart)
6- Visual/Spatial (Picture smart)
7- Naturalistic (Nature smart)
8- Kinaesthetic (Body smart)
You are in which group? Same as mine? NO? YES? As for myself, I have to admit that I am an intrapersonal person. I really care and love myself. I know what I want, why I’m behaving like this or like that, what’s the best for me, how to control myself and I understand almost everything about myself. No… I didn’t say I understand every single thing, BUT almost everything. Yes. Maybe that’s the reason of why I like to read, observe and understand about human personality. So that I can reflect myself and understand peoples better. Besides, I also love music! It makes me feel great though I’m in a bad mood. Haha. Nahh.. I’m not so choosy. I love all kind of music as long as it sounds okay to my ear.
All right! This is my result! I get full mark for Intrapersonal, Musical, Logical and Linguistic. As you can see, my Interpersonal skill (People smart) is not so good. I wonder why. Maybe because I love myself more than I care about others. Haha. Not to be selfish, but I really love to work by myself instead of having a group work. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a good relationship with my friends. I just prefer to work by myself as I know what I can do, what I want to do, my ability and capability, my strength, my weakness and so on. I believe many of my friends have the same opinion. OUH. AHHA. You want to take the test as well? OH. YES. SURE. I put the links below. Just click the link and there you are. 🙂
The reason Ummi asked us to do the multiple intelligences test is make us became aware of the diverse learner that we got in a classroom. As a teacher/future teacher, we should have the knowledge in order to fulfil each of our students need for education or knowledge. For example, some students perform well by having a group work but some prefer to work as an individual. The others maybe study by drawing/sketching maps and some students understand better when listening to music while studying. Each people is different. It’s good to have the knowledge as we can use it in our teaching by having various approaches in teaching. The aim is not to focus on certain group of students but to get all the students engage with the learning. In sha Allah, we can be a good teacher/mentor towards others.
* DIVERSITY IN COGNITIVE ABILITY& MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES :
Cognitive ability refers to the individual’s capacity to think, reason, and problem solved. Cognitive ability is measured through tests of intelligence and cognitive skills.
According to Gardner (1999a), intelligence is much more than IQ because a high IQ in the absence of productivity does not equate to intelligence. In his definition, “Intelligence is a biopsychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture” (p.34). Consequently, instead of intelligence being a single entity described psychometrically with an IQ score, Gardner’s definition views it as many things. He endeavored to define intelligence in a much broader way than psychometricians. To achieve this goal Gardner (1983; 1999a) established several criteria for defining intelligence. In identifying capabilities to be considered for one of the “multiple intelligences” the construct under consideration had to meet several criteria rather than resting on the results of a narrow psychometric approach.
To qualify as an “intelligence” the particular capacity under study was considered from multiple perspectives consisting of eight specific criteria drawn from the biological sciences, logical analysis, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, and psychometrics.