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Multiple Intelligences Test

Based on the work of Howard Gardner, Ph.D.

Developmental psychologist at Harvard University Howard Gardner developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences. According to Gardner, people have different kinds of intelligences, and the Multiple Intelligences framework is fairer than IQ tests, which only measure one type of aptitude. The theory of Multiple Intelligences enjoys considerable popularity among educators, with many teachers using it in the classroom to help young people discover their path in life.

What are your strongest intelligences? For each of the following statements indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 45

I spend a lot of time reflecting on my own reactions to things.



The IDRlabs Multiple Intelligences (MI) Test (IDR-MIT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-MIT is based on the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, who authored the Multiple Intelligences Theory. The IDR-MIT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of educational psychology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Multiple Intelligences Test was informed by Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Model, as published in Gardner, Howard (1983; 1993) Frames of Mind: The theory of multiple intelligences, New York: Basic Books; Gardner, Howard (1999) Intelligence Reframed. Multiple intelligences for the 21st century, New York: Basic Books; Brualdi, A, C. (1996) ‘Multiple Intelligences: Gardner’s Theory. ERIC Digest’, Eric Digests.

The work of Dr. Gardner has also informed some of the criteria in the form of the widely used educational and psychological model, the Multiple Intelligences Theory, for academic and psychological use especially by qualified professionals in the academe. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Multiple Intelligences Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

This Multiple Intelligences Test is based on a famous theoretical model well-regarded for its operationalization of preferred learning styles and the test taker’s capacity to solve various problems. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential intelligence. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive intelligence assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

The test returns results such as: Linguistic Intelligence or “word smarts” is competence with spoken and written language. It is the ability to effectively use words to express ideas (as well as understand the ideas of others through their words) and to comprehend complex vocabularies using uncommon, technical, or foreign words. This type of intelligence is often found among writers, public speakers, language learners and teachers, and in other professions that involve juggling words and speech. Linguistic intelligence has also been associated with academic problem-solving and abstract reasoning skills. Those who are high in this type of intelligence often enjoy crossword puzzles, Scrabble, reading and writing, and all manner of wordplay.

As the publishers of this free online Multiple Intelligences test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs of this personality, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Multiple Intelligences Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Multiple Intelligences Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to your competencies and preferred learning styles.

2. Educationally oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear picture of your learning styles as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.