What Type of Smart Are You Really?

EDUCATION

Brian W

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Intelligence is more than just the ability to do well on a standardized test. It encompasses all sorts of talents and ways of thinking about the world we live in. 

Some people are particularly good with thinking about the world logically; nothing makes them happier than understanding facts in a larger schematic. Others are much more philosophical. They ponder the questions that are nearly impossible to prove or disprove, but nonetheless help humanity see the world a little more clearly. Some people process the world spatially. They are the ones that build our infrastructure, household goods and help us navigate space and other worlds. They can engineer things in their minds. There are also people who tell us about our world. Their intelligence is linguistic in nature. By being the keepers of our stories and histories, they help us communicate with each other across time and space.

Are you curious about what type of "smart" you are? Take this quiz, and we'll tell you exactly where your intelligence shines!

Do you have a great vocabulary?

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What sounds like the most fun to you?

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Are you good with numbers?

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Are you good at telling jokes?

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Are you good at talking to the opposite sex?

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What do you think of Dickens?

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Do you like to debate things like the existence of God?

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Do you like to design things in your mind?

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Have you ever started a novel?

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How often do you listen to music?

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Do you think it is fun when you are tested with a difficult math problem?

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Do you stay up at night sometimes wondering what it all means?

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Can you tell what people are thinking by their facial expression?

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Do you like detective shows?

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Do you like giving speeches?

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Can you tell when someone is cheating on you?

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How impulsive are you?

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What do you think about major holidays?

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Do you believe that we all choose whether we are happy or not?

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Who would you be in World of Warcraft?

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How important is your job to you?

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What movie would you choose to see?

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Do you often spend a lot of time trying to figure out other people's motives?

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Would you ever cheat on a test?

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Do you ever question why things are the way they are?

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Do you find it easy to talk your way out of something you did wrong?

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Are you good at reading blueprints?

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Are you a nerd?

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How many zen koans do you know off the top of your head?

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How long can you last without talking if you're alone with someone in a car?

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