7 Kinds of SMART
Einstein once said, “Imagination ismore important than knowledge.” That
may havebeen thebeginning of the idea that people can be smart in
Check the statements in the first column below that reflectwhat you know about yourself. If you
have three checks in a category, think about how you can use that kind of smart in school andwork.
I can easily rememberwhat people say.
You are goodwith language; love reading and
I am an avid reader.
writing. You are a good listener, aswell as a
I am a good speller.
I likemusicmore than art.
You are sensitive tomelody, rhythm, musical
Withoutmusic, life isn't any fun.
patterns, and pitch. You play one ormore
When I am alone, I usually havemusic playing
instruments and appreciate different types of
or I hum or sing tomyself.
I canmultiply and add quickly inmy head.
You easily learn patterns, numbers, calculations
I have always been goodwith fractions.
andmath concepts. You like games, riddles, puzzles,
brainteasers and computers.
When I recall an experience, Imostly see a
picture of it inmymind.
You understand how objects and figures
When looking at objects on paper, I can easily
relate in 3-D space and are able to rotate
tell whether they are the same nomatter
shapesmentally to see them from all angles.
whichway they are shown on the page.
You enjoy chess, puzzles, Legos™ andmaps.
I don’t needGPS to knowmy direction.
It is hard forme to sit still for very long.
I learn best by doing.
You are good at handling andmanipulating
I loveworkingwithmy hands andbuilding or
objects. You have excellent body and/or finemotor
control andmovewith grace.
I can strike up a conversationwithmost anyone.
It's easy to talk for long periods of time on
You get alongwell with, and understand
the phonewithmy friends.
other people and their feelings. You are a
I have served as a student leader.
natural leader and/ormediator.
When I recall an experience, Imostly remember You have keen insight into yourself and are
how I felt about it.
able to successfullymanage your emotions.
I enjoymy time alone.
You like setting goals and enjoy trying to achieve
I know how to put together a good plan.