Thursday, March 29, 2007

What Kind of Intelligence Do I Have?

Picked-up this link from Nina's blog. This is why I can never be Iris or Pia.

For those who don't know, Iris majored in Piano in college -- she is a naturally artistic soul -- just one look at her and you see that she doesn't just walk, she glides.

Pia, on the other hand, is a Mass Comm major -- she was the one who got Jeff interested in Photography.

Me, when I took my college entrance tests, I applied to be a Math major -- as in BS Math -- and got accepted in all the schools I applied and even got a scholarship offer. I did it, not just because I loved Math, but also to make it easier to decide which school to go to -- para hindi na issue yung course. Goes to show how "logical" I am.

Of course, on the 1st day of college, I immediately went to the Guidance Office and asked to shift courses -- realizing that I won't have time to party and socialize if I stayed in BS Math!

This is why I love scrapbooking (and even cake decorating -- and come to think of it, my past-life in Consumer Marketing). Having always been "part-nerd", I never considered myself creative, and being able to do all this, is just mind-boggling for me. But, ever the nerd, I have an Excel file that has all my scrapbooking purchases -- itemized, regular price, purchase price, % discount, shipping cost, FX rate; and purchases are totaled by month, by store, etc. When I was still working, I used to thrive on making Excel files with numerous links and formulas to automatically calculate everything when a change is made.

Sometimes I fool myself into thinking I am artistic, then one of these personality/IQ tests come along and wake me from my dream.

Your Dominant Intelligence is Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

You are great at finding patterns and relationships between things.
Always curious about how things work, you love to set up experiments.
You need for the world to make sense - and are good at making sense of it.
You have a head for numbers and math ... and you can solve almost any logic puzzle.

You would make a great scientist, engineer, computer programmer, researcher, accountant, or mathematician.


the dreamer said...

Ria! I hear echoes of my own angst. Hehe. Just wanted to share na ako naman, I hate being called a writer. Gusto ko artist! Then, tama ka, taking these quizzes just confirm already what we're good at. Pero, di ba, it doesn't mean it is the end-all and be-all of ourselves.

For me, you are a great artist, Ria!

Naiinggit nga ako sa mga katulad mo. At least you have the brains and talent! Ako, um, talent lang, kaunti pa. Hehe.

Plus you're a beautiful person, inside and out! =)


Ria Mojica said...

Thanks Nina! Obvious ba I'm a frustrated artist -- I can't even draw a straight line without a ruler - hehe. Pero tanggap ko na yan -- my LOs just take a bit more effort than others.

aireescreates said...

Hi Ria, I believe we were all born creative. Its just that when we were growing up (older) that we start to think things logically, like, there should always be an explanation for something. :)

You ARE creative in your own way. Believe it.

Thanks for sharing this. :)

leira said...

Hi Ria.. naku ano ka ba.. super talented ka.. World class ang mga LO mo. If I only had your talent and sige na nga since wishful thinking your stash. I am always in awe sa mga LO mo. I always look at your LO's and i tell myself they make it look so easy. Magaling sina Iris and Pia pero syempre you are in that same kind of league.

Ria Mojica said...

Thanks Leirs & Airees! Naku please, wag kayo maawa sa kin -- ok lang talaga ako na hindi ako kasing creative ng iba -- happy ako sa talents ko. Mali lang siguro ang pagsulat ko ng entry na 'to kaya ang dating sa inyo ay naaawa ako sa sarili ko. Sa totoo lang, mas gugustuhin ko pang maging magaling na singer bago maging kasing galing nina Iris and Pia sa scrapping:)

C70 said...

Hi, Ria!

I was amused when I read your blog entry... I also keep a log of all my purchases per store/supplier including discounts, shipping and exchange rates.... hahahahaha!

Pero, syempre that's where the similarity ends - you are a good artist! You have a style all your own and I love it!! Keep those gorgeous LOs coming!

:) Christine