Can We Guess Your Intelligence Type Based on the Words You Use?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess Your Intelligence Type Based on the Words You Use?
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About This Quiz

Language is one of the tools that sets humanity apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. Language allows us to communicate everything from "There's a lion! Watch out!" to the deepest mysteries in philosophy. Language can be as much a barrier as a door, with some languages lacking certain ideas or concepts entirely. 

Language can change the way we think, as is borne out by the spacial sense of people who speak languages with no concept of the cardinal directions of the compass. Language and culture can change how professions work, and are the reason Korean Air pilots speak English in the cockpit. The masculine and feminine tenses of words in some languages can lead speakers to favor certain kinds of adjectives for certain nouns, which shapes how those nouns, be they bridges or paintings, are produced. Most of all, language and how we use it is often used as a parameter to judge how intelligent we are, and what sort of intelligence we have.

We have devised a test of your intelligence, not so much to measure the overall power of your mind as we will gladly leave that to Mensa, but to categorize your intelligence based on the types of words you favor. Are you ready to find out what kind of mind you have?

Look up. What adjective would you use to describe a generic idea of a tower?
Tall
Steep
Proud
Eternal

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Look at your hands. How would you describe the cleanliness of your keyboard?
Filmy
Dusty
Gross
Sticky

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Thinking back to childhood, how would you describe a bonfire?
Fiery
Hot
Cozy
Beautiful

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What would you call the activity of moving quickly with your feet?
Running
Jogging
Rushing
Moving

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Let's get deep. What is death?
Ending
Stillness
Scary
Nothingness

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How would you describe a nice party?
Pleasant
Hopping
Tight
Distracting

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Turn on the TV. How would you describe LeBron James?
Tall
GOAT
Cool
Intelligent

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Think back to high school. What word would you use to describe math class?
Relaxing
Difficult
Boring
Meaningless

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How would you complete the sentence "Hobbies are __________"?
Unnecessary
Fun
Cool
Educational

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Think about your online habits. How would you describe the notifications on your phone?
Informational
Annoying
Useful
Pointless

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Look in your closet. How would you describe the generic idea of a broom?
Old
Swift
Handy
Perfect

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What word would you use to describe the act of going on a trip to purchase things?
Shopping
Running errands
Retail therapy
Necessary evil

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What word would you use for the melodious sounds you use to entertain yourself during your commute?
Music
Jams
Tunes
Songs

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This is going to feel reflexive. Pick a word to describe the quality of your mind, would you?
Smart
Sharp
Clever
Expansive

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What's that card game everyone plays?
Uno
Texas Hold'em
Pai Gow
Blackjack

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Look in the sky! What word describes the 747?
Old
Athletic
Proud
Classic

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What's that thing with which you pay for things?
Money
Cash
Apple Pay
Plastic

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About your phone... What's that stuff it runs on?
Electricity
Power
Battery
Juice

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What's the thing you use to tell time?
Clock
Circadian rhythms
Phone
Watch

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Quick! How would you describe the movement of a bullet train?
Fast
Rapid
Speedy
Swift

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What adjective would you use to describe a generic idea of a bridge?
High
Strong
Graceful
Long

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What word would you use for when you smell food cooking and your body decides it wants some of that food?
Hungry
Famished
Hangry
Ravenous

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There must be some kids in your life. How would you describe children, as a group?
Young
Energetic
Joyful
Naive

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What's the word for a device that you use for writing emails, doing design work, or creating spreadsheets?
Computer
Desktop
Mac
PC

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How would you describe a baseball?
Spherical
Stitched
Round
Hard

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What word describes the Platonic ideal of a fork?
Pointy
Sharp
Useful
Simple

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What word would you use to describe a major city like Chicago or Seattle?
Big
Vast
Exciting
Cold

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How would you fill in the blank in the statement "Puppies are _________"?
Cute
Cuddly
Loving
Adorable

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How would you describe the vastness of space?
Eternal
Huge
Unimaginable
Madness

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What noun describes the stuff stored in your computer?
Data
Info
Files
Nonsense

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You Got:

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