What Type Of Intelligent Are You?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Measures of intelligence have existed for more than a century, and like most technology, these measures have changed over time. In the early days of intelligence testing, crude methods resulted in whole swathes of the population being deemed "idiots," a clinical term of the time, and the popularity of eugenics.

Today, we have come to understand that not all intelligence expresses itself the same way. Some people may appear extremely unintelligent, but possess some hidden gift with something that doesn't have a social expression. Humans' instinctive way of guessing someone's intelligence is based on the "type of person" we imagine when we picture a generic "intelligent person," probably because those ideas are based on people we were exposed to by popular culture, whom the culture has named "archetypal intelligent person." Now, due mostly to films depicting socially awkward geniuses, the spectrum of what we recognize as intelligence on sight has widened. Still, even this broadened definition doesn't encompass what we now know about the human mind.

Do you think you have a handle on your type of intelligence? Do you think you know where your IQ or EQ really shines? Just answer our list of questions, and you will know for sure what type of intelligent you are!

How would you try your hand at panhandling?

How do you handle bad news?

How do you relax at the end of the day?

What's your favorite thing to do outside?

What is closest to the last book you read?

When do your friends turn to you for advice?

What do you do well when you're traveling in another country?

How do you prefer to correspond?

How do you handle bad personal news?

What healthy habit do you take part in?

What sport is for you?

What do you do for a living?

How do you get your news?

What kind of driving do you like best?

What kind of party do you like to go to?

Who did you hang out with in high school?

How did you get on with your immediate family?

How would you butter up your boss to get a promotion?

How would you argue your innocence in a bar fight you didn't start or try to get into?

How would you try to survive if you were stranded in a cabin in the mountains?

What's the first thing you do if you wake up in the middle of the night, to a sound?

How could you successfully deal with a traffic ticket?

How are you at pitching?

What is your chief virtue?

What skill do you value in the people you hang out with?

What sort of advice might someone ask of you?

What kind of simple games do you like to play?

Which vacation most appeals to you?

What art form appeals to you the most?

What industry would you love to be in?

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