Issac Asimov’s essay, “What is Intelligence, Anyways?”, demonstrates the different perspectives of intelligence. Asimov compares himself to an auto-repair man, where Asimov explains he is intelligent academically. However, his intelligence in auto-repairs would be close to nothing. Asimov’s essay emphasizes how important it is to recognize the diverse forms of intelligence. I think intelligence is the ability to learn and understand new information and skills. I don’t believe an aptitude test determines ones intelligence which correlates to Asimov’s view on intelligence.
One of my strengths is communication. I feel like I’ve always been able to connect with others through my communication. Another one of my strengths is my mindset. I’ve always been determined on growing and learning new things. My interests include music, shoes, video games, and sports. I’ve always played video games and sports and in more recent years, I found my interest for shoes and music. I don’t think I have a lot of talents, but I would say my intuition is like no other.
The results from the multiple intelligence quiz show that my top three intelligences are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and musical. I believe that the results are accurate. I was surprised when I saw the results because I didn’t expect it to be that accurate. The intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences connect to my ability to communicate. I feel like my ability to understand and control my emotions helped me in understanding others and their emotions. My interests in shoes and sports definitely contributed as well. The result of musical intelligence did shock me at first, but once I thought about it, I realized how impact music is to me and my life.