Sunday, June 3, 2007

Interpersonal Intelligence -- I don't Think So!

I found this fun sort of quizz over at Vijay's site, called Scan man's Notes. His profile was perfect and I wanted to be just like that. Linguistic Intelligence, what more could you ask? So what was mine? Ugh! I sound like a slimy car salesman. Well some of it is OK, I guess. I like to think I'm empathetic. I had to think so many times before making a choice of answers that I am sure I could get a completely different profile any number of times. But here it is, make what you will of it.



Your Dominant
Intelligence
is
Interpersonal
Intelligence




You shine in your ability to relate to and understand
others.

Good at seeing others' points of view, you get how
people think and feel.

You have an uncanny ability to sense true feelings,
intentions, and motivations.

A natural born leader, you are great at teaching
and mediating conflict.



You would make a good counselor, salesperson,
politician, or business person.



Here's Vijay's profile below. I don't think he quite believes it either. He's a radiologist in India and none of the professions suggested.



Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence
You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.

An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.

You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.

A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.



How would you like to trade Vijay? Nor would I, if I were you.
Try it out, it's another time-wasting bit of fun. Maybe you'll like your result.

I aplogize for the spacing. I've tried and tried. Best the old lady can do!

34 comments:

Sarabeth said...

I was like Vijay, and I'm okay with it--except for the politician part.

Janice Thomson said...

Mine was same as Vijay's too...surprise, surprise LOL
I also am not too keen on the politician OR lawyer parts.

jmb said...

Hi Sarabeth,
I want to be like Vijay too. Before I started the quizz I actually believed I would be.
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi Janice,
Well you are a wordsmith so how could you not fit that profile. I hope everyone else likes theirs
regards
jmb

lady macleod said...

based on your test results - I nominate YOU as the incoming head of the World Bank. So get to Darvos and whip them into shape.

now I must go and see about moi. After today it is most important I keep tabs on this sort of thing eh?

jack rensimer said...

Hi jmb,

well, I thought I would give this a try and guess what? Linguistic intelligence... This may be fine, but the 'interpersonal intelligence' is of equal value indeed!

thanks for stopping by!

Voyager said...

It says you would make a good politician. I'll vote for you!
V.

jmb said...

Hi Lady MacLeod,
Well I'll take that job, I'm good with numbers. As long as I can take my boy toy along and give him a job, I'll be happy!
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi Jack,
I guess you saw me on mybloglog. I check on James' commenters every so often. I was coming back later to explore.
Actually I think I would like a mixture of both kinds of intelligence. I wonder what other kinds there are.
Thanks for visiting the Pacific Northwest.
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi voyager,
Everyone always used to say to me that I would make a good politician but I only got to be a Canadian in 2004 when the Australians finally made it possible to hold dual citizenship. Too late now.
regards
jmb

jack rensimer said...

jmb,

I thought I recognized the Westie on your avatar! :)

Love the Pacific NW BTW...

ipanema said...

My result is like Vijay. I'll try to post it in my blog. :)

Ian Lidster said...

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.


I guess I can't argue with that, verbose bastard that I've been accused of being.

Ian

jmb said...

Hi ipanema
Everyone is like Vijay, except me. Don't rub it in.

jmb said...

Surprise Ian. I should think so. I don't know about your poet skills but you are a good writer, were a teacher (if I recall correctly)and journalist. So the system works, at least for you.
regards
jmb

Smalltown RN said...

Well it is as I expected....nope I am nothing like your nor your friend...they tell me I am the sports person or performer, I would be a good actor, dancer, instructor.....how far away from literature could I be...but then I new that....reading never came easy for me....so I threw myself into sports and dance and theater and the arts....nice post...thank you

Tai said...

I'm have linguistic intelligence, too! Which is a good thing, 'cus I can't spell to save my life!
But a politician!?!

Ellee said...

My result was linguistic intelligence. I would give anything to be a gifted oral speaker, it is so much easier for me to write instead,

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Im linguistic - no surprise there! I think your one is pretty goog, jmb.

jmb said...

Hi smalltown rn
Ahah, a third result. I was beginning to wonder if I was the only odd one out. I'm glad that you were happy with your result.
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Welcome back Tai. What with spellcheck we don't need to be able to spell nowadays. Just keep those words rolling off the keyboard.
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi Ellee,
No surprises for you either Ellee. I would also like to be a gifted speaker but despite my result this aspect does not at all fit me.
regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi WCLC
Another perfect match. I'm not surprised at that either.
Maybe I should adapt myself to fit the profile!
regards
jmb

Gledwood said...

Oh I don't want to know whether I've got interpersonal intelligence or not to be honest! ... Thanks for your comment at mine! That's a lovely picture of a scottie dog, is it yours? I'm on the lookout for a doggie for my friend "mother hubbs" she wants a little doggie as well like a terrier or something

Gledwood said...

... sorry bit of a tangent there I'm so good at going off on those ...

jmb said...

Well Gledwood, you don't have to take the quiz if you don't want to know. Maybe I shouldn't have taken it, since I am unhappy with the result.
My avatar is a West Highland White Terrier, which is the same breed as my former dog Cleo, sadly no longer with us but greatly missed.
regards
jmb

RUTH said...

I like your one; sounds like you're a really nice person..which I'm sure you are. Love your profile pic; one of our daughters has a Westie.

jmb said...

Hi Ruth,
Some of the profile is good it's true, but I really wanted to be linguistically intelligent!
Lucky you with a Westie, mine is sadly departed.
Thanks for dropping by
jmb

Ellee said...

You should never apologise about being an old lady, btw, you are truly inspirational to write a lovely, intelligent blog like this.

jmb said...

Hi Ellee,
I think that's very kind of you, but I'm just twittering away for my own amusement. I hope people who drop by for whatever reason find something interesting to read.
regards
jmb

Josie said...

What a great quiz...! Here's how mine came out:

Your Dominant Intelligence is Spatial Intelligence

You've got a good sense of space and how the world around you looks.
You can close your eyes and "see" images. You have innate artistic talent.
An eye for color and shapes, you're also a natural designer.
Since you think in pictures, visual aids and demonstartions help you learn best.

You would make a good navigator, sculptor, visual artist, inventor, architect, interior designer, or engineer.

What a hoot!

And, I don't think you sould like a car salesman at all! Your comments on my blog were very empathetic and heartfelt. I think you would make a good counsellor. So there :-)

Josie

jmb said...

Hi Josie,
This quiz has caused a lot of fun. Your profile sounds like it would fit you very well since you are artistic. But you are a good wordsmith too. A very talented lady indeed.
regards
jmb

Lee said...

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.
"

I'm the same as Vijay as well...

jmb said...

Hi Lee,
Surprise, surprise.
I'm really surprised that you haven't been a journalist in your time, beside your food column. Or is that another story coming up?