A couple of fun quizzes that I picked over at Jason’s hit the mark in regards to my self-awareness.
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…
Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.
25 Impressionist, -1 Islamic, 1 Ukiyo-e, -22 Cubist, -11 Abstract and -5 Renaissance!
Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brush-strokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.
People that like Impressionist paintings may not always be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aesthetically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impressionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.
The outcome is fairly obvious – I have been a huge admirer of Impressionism forever. But the description – what’s up with that? Especially the bits about not valuing ideas of others, having few good friends and not being open to new experiences. I humbly don’t think that they apply here.
Your result for Howard Gardner’s Eight Types of Intelligence Test…
This area has to do with logic, abstractions, inductive and deductive reasoning, and numbers. While it is often assumed that those with this intelligence naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming, and other logical or numerical activities, a more accurate definition places emphasis less on traditional mathematical ability and more reasoning capabilities, abstract pattern recognition, scientific thinking and investigation, and the ability to perform complex calculations.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors and economists.
The other types are linguistic/verbal, spatial, body/movement, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal/introspective, naturalistic (here is a Wikipedia article). While I think that I possess more than one of those, clearly, if I had to choose only one to describe myself, I’d probably go with “logical”.
This quiz actually had quite a few questions where I thought that either none of the answers applied to me or all of the answers applied rather equally. That it produced a result that I can get behind speaks in its favor.
And that’ll be all for the early-week internet time-wasting.