R U Project: This is Who I Am.

Nicholas Bartoch

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My Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Data

Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence test is a test that shows you what are the best ways for you to learn based off of what you like, dislike, or do most often. In the test, it shows you that you learn best with some of seven types of intelligences. These intelligences are musical, linguistic, logical-mathematical, spacial-visual, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Each of these intelligences have a specific learning style, but one can have multiple intelligences, and thus have different learning styles as well as strengths and weaknesses.

My Multiple Intelligence test showed me that my top two intelligences are interpersonal, meaning I speak well with other people, and intrapersonal, meaning I know myself very deeply. I believe this shows me why I think so much about myself and others, as well as why I feel compelled to sometimes be in a group and work alone at times. I also feel that I can lead pretty well. I find talking to others comes easy to me, as well as being independent and working alone. My bottom two intelligences are visual-spacial, meaning I sometimes have a hard time in visualizing something, and linguistic, meaning I sometimes have a tough time finding the right words for things. I think this is why my least favorite subject in school is English and why I sometimes don’t see a clear or full image of what I’m trying to imagine. I plan to improve upon my weaknesses this year by working harder in English this year as well as try to think more about visualizing something fully and clearly.

My Personality Type Data

My personality type is ENTP, the Originator. The E means I am extraverted, meaning I like to hang out around other people and I am very social. The N means I use my intuition to solve a problem. I find that I usually think about what people say and find the meaning behind it. The T means that I would tell the truth, even if the truth hurts someones feelings. I partially agree with this. I feel that honesty is very important, but it is not good to be brutally honest. I like to “water it down” a bit so it is not so hard for them. The P means that I am perceiving, meaning I go with the flow and am open to anything. I like to try new things and try to keep my schedule open to anything, but it is not to say I am unorganized. I mostly agree with my type, but I feel I would consider a person’s feelings before telling them the truth. Other than that, I agree full heartedly. Two people with this personality type are Socrates, a philosopher, and Adam Savage form Mythbusters. I was a little surprised that I share traits with Adam Savage, but I see why. We both like to interact with other people and be like to be creative with our work. We never like to stick to one thing for too long. I feel I am like Socrates because I agree that true wisdom comes from knowing one’s self. I feel happy with my personality type, mostly.

My Grit Score

My grit score was a 3.375, meaning I am pretty gritty but I’m not extremely gritty. The idea of grit came from a woman named Angela Duckworth when she noticed that some student who were not very smart sometimes got better grades than the other smart students. She noticed that the reason for this was that the student who were not very smart tried harder at working than those who didn’t. She called this grit, the ability to work hard continuously for a long-term goal. Grit is important because it shows that you don’t give up or try poorly at a goal or project. In an article on grit, it said that low-end students who go to community college have a higher drop-out rate than a regular college because the student has to handle their home life and school work all at the same time. This take a lot of grit. I plan on trying to improve my grit score to be a 4 so I’m more gritty at my work.

My Personality of the Mind Data

I feel that the Growth vs Fixed Mindset is what spoke to me the most because it can be an incredibly big life-changer for a lot of people, including me. We learned about this topic from an article we read in class. The idea of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset is that a person with a fixed mindset gives up easily on something that is very hard. They believe that people are born smart and how smart they are is how smart they will be for the rest of their lives. They also think to themselves that they can’t do anything other than what they can do at the skill level they can currently do it. A person with a growth mindset is open to ideas and they always believe that they can accomplish a task, no matter how hard. They also believe that people and themselves can become smarter. This applies to what you do in 9th grade. If you give up on your school work, believe that you are forever as smart as you are, and have a fixed mindset, you will most likely fail most of your classes. If you have a growth mindset and you believe you can become smarter, you will most likely pass most of your classes and work hard on projects, even of they are difficult. The fact that if you have either a growth mindset or a fixed mindset can change you entire high school or even your college career.

The topic that also spoke to me a lot was the 10,000 hour rule because it shows that if you want to become a master at something, you have to put the time and dedication to that task. The idea of the 10,000 hour rule is that if you put 10,000 hours into working on something, you will become a master at it. We learned this in class by talking about it. This shows that if you have to put around five YEARS of hard work to that project, and that show determination and dedication. This is important to a 9th grader starting high school because it shows them that if you put enough time and effort to your school work, you can make it through your high school career, and hopefully through college. School should be important, but it takes an incredible amount of time, effort, determination, and dedication and if you decide to try your hardest, you can become a master. This also applies to anything in life that you want to become a master at, but it’s your choice to work 10,000 hours at it.