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What's your natural thinking pattern?


Summary: Which of the 6 natural patterns of human intelligence do you use?

Directions

  1. Mark the single answer to each question that best matches your experience.
  2. Observe which 3-letter pattern you picked most often.

If no one pattern predominates, you may need to re-take the test, perhaps on a more typical day. People who use the KVA pattern may see themselves in every question.

Quiz

1.   How would you describe how you talk?

Words pour out in logical order without hesitation, using a detailed vocabulary; words are "where you live"

AKV, AVK

Shy or self-conscious about speaking in groups

VKA, KVA

Talk mostly about actions, feelings, what's happening

KVA

Use metaphors freely ("It's like a whirlwind. I was spinning like a top."), sometimes preceded by a short hesitation or "Umm"

VAK, KAV

Make hand motions before speaking, must use hands or movements to speak or find the word

VKA, KAV

Talk in circles, ask endless questions; often know what you mean but have trouble expressing it so others understand

VKA, KVA

2.   How would you describe the way you make eye contact?

Maintain steady, persistent eye contact

VKA, VAK

"Eye shy," look away frequently

AKV, KAV

Keep steady eye contact, but blink or twitch if sustained

AVK, KVA

Eyes glaze over from lengthy listening

VKA, KVA

3.   What do you remember most easily?

What's been said; jokes, lyrics, peoples' names; memorize by saying something repeatedly

AKV, AVK

What's been seen or read; peoples' faces; memorize by writing something repeatedly

VAK, VKA

What's been done or experienced; feel or smell; memorize by doing something repeatedly

KVA, KAV

4.   How do you tend to organize projects and figure out what to do next?

You organize in piles

KVA, KAV

You talk it through

AVK, AKV

You make lists

VKA, VAK

5.   How would you describe your physical interaction with the world?

Constantly and confidently in motion

KAV

Can sit still for long periods of time

AVK, VAK

Learning a physical activity can initially feel awkward

AVK, VAK

Learn physical skills easily, with little or no verbal instruction

KVA, VKA

High energy level just below the surface

AKV, VKA

6.   What is most likely to "space you out" or distract you?

Too much visual detail; been shown something or many things; questions about what you have seen

AKV, KAV

Too many words, verbal explanations; questions about what you've heard

VKA, KVA

Too many options for activities; being touched; questions about how you feel

AVK, VAK

7.   What would be your preferred way of presenting information to a group?

Visual presentation (charts, photographs, written information, slides)

VAK, VKA

Oral presentation

AKV, AVK

Participatory activities

KVA, KAV

8.   What do you remember most easily about someone you just met?

What you did with them or how they felt

KVA, KAV

How they looked

VKA, VAK

Their name or what they said

AKV, AVK

9.   What's most important when you decide which clothes to wear?

How they feel; how comfortable they are

KVA, KAV

The color(s); how they look

VAK, VKA

What they say about you; what calls to you

AKV, AVK

10.   What are you least likely to remember from dreams?

You rarely remember sounds or words

KVA, VKA

You rarely remember pictures

AKV, KAV

You rarely remember emotions or touch

AVK, VAK

11.   How do you multi-task most easily?

You stay in touch with your emotions even when physically active

VKA, AKV

You hear and understand your internal dialog and what people say simultaneously, or you can listen to and understand two conversations at once

VAK, KAV

You can see reality and your imagination at the same time, or you can rotate visual images in space and see them from different perspectives

AVK, KVA

12.   What do you tend do when struggling to recall a memory?

You stop talking, but may continue moving and looking

VKA, KVA

You stop moving, but may continue talking and looking

VAK, AVK

You stop seeing your surroundings, but may continue talking and moving

AKV, KAV


Learn more about your primary pattern.


Adapted and expanded from Dawna Markova's The Open Mind: Exploring the 6 Patterns of Natural Intelligence. Berkeley, California: Conari Press, 1996. ISBN: 1-57324-064-8. Out of print; buy used on Amazon.


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