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The MIDAS Journey
The MIDAS™ provides an easy and enjoyable way to obtain a richly detailed description of your multiple intelligences strengths and limitations. The MIDAS™ is a self-report measure of intellectual disposition that may be completed by an adult, teen, child or a parent. Classroom materials are available that can be used by both teachers and students to enhance academic or vocational success.

To get the most benefit from your Profile it is best to spend some time exploring these few questions:
> What are the multiple intelligences in everyday life?
> Is my Profile accurate?
> How can I use my strengths to be successful?
> Do I need to improve or manage my limitations?
> What is my best next step?

The MIDAS Profile consists of a three-page report with page one showing the eight main scales and three intellectual style scales. Page two lists the subscales hierarchically from highest to lowest. Page three presents scores for all main and subscales. The scores are simple percentages and are calculated from your responses. They describe how you rated yourself. They are an approximate guide and not absolute numbers like length or weight. Your scores can change over time and with effort. Nobody scores high in everything. We all have our own unique strengths and we all have limitations. Nobody is perfect. Below is the author's profile and he has a LOT of limitations.


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Main Scales
Musical: To think in sounds, rhythms, melodies and rhymes. To be sensitive to pitch, rhythm, timbre and tone. To recognize, create and reproduce music by using an instrument or voice. Active listening and a strong connection between music and emotions.


Kinesthetic: To think in movements and to use the body in skilled and complicated ways for expressive and goal directed activities. A sense of timing, coordination for whole body movement and the use of hands for manipulating objects.


Logical-Mathematical: To think of cause and effect connections and to understand relationships among actions, objects or ideas. To calculate, quantify or consider propositions and perform complex mathematical or logical operations. It involves inductive and deductive reasoning skills as well as critical and creative problem-solving.


Spatial: To think in pictures and to perceive the visual world accurately. To think in three-dimensions and to transform one's perceptions and re-create aspects of one's visual experience via imagination. To work with objects effectively.


Linguistic: To think in words and to use language to express and understand complex meanings. Sensitivity to the meaning of words and the order among words, sounds, rhythms, inflections. To reflect on the use of language in everyday life.


Interpersonal: To think about and understand another person. To have empathy and recognize distinctions among people and to appreciate their perspectives with sensitivity to their motives, moods and intentions. It involves interacting effectively with one or more people in familiar, casual or working circumstances.


Intrapersonal:To think about and understand one's self. To be aware of one's strengths and weaknesses and to plan effectively to achieve personal goals. Reflecting on and monitoring one's thoughts and feelings and regulating them effectively. The ability to monitor one's self in interpersonal relationships and to act with personal efficacy.


Naturalist:To understand the natural world including plants, animals and scientific studies. To recognize, name and classify individuals, species and ecological relationships. To interact effectively with living creatures and discern patterns of life & natural forces.




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Musical:

Vocal Ability: a good voice for singing in tune and in harmony

Instrumental Skill: skill and experience in playing a musical instrument

Composer: makes up songs or poetry and has tunes on her mind

Appreciation: actively enjoys listening to music of some kind


Kinesthetic:

Athletics: ability to move the whole body for physical activities such as balancing, coordination and sports

Dexterity: to use the hands with dexterity and skill for detailed activities and expressive moment


Logical-Mathematical:

Everyday Math: use math effectively in everyday life

School Math: performs well in math at school

Everyday Problem Solving: able to use logical reasoning to solve everyday problems, curiosity

Strategy Games: good at games of skill and strategy


Spatial:

Space Awareness: to solve problems of spatial orientation and moving objects through space such as driving a car

Artistic Design: to create artistic designs, drawings, paintings or other crafts

Working with Objects: to make, build, fix, or assemble things


Linguistic:

Expressive Sensitivity: skill in the use of words for expressive and practical purposes

Rhetorical Skill: to use language effectively for interpersonal negotiation and persuasion

Written-academic: to use words well in writing reports, letters, stories, verbal memory, reading / writing


Interpersonal:

Social Sensitivity: sensitivity to and understanding of other people's moods, feelings and point of view

Social Persuasion: ability for influencing other people

Interpersonal Work: interest and skill for jobs involving working with people


Intrapersonal:

Personal Knowledge / Efficacy: awareness of one's own ideas, abilities; able to achieve personal goals

Calculations: meta-cognition "thinking about thinking' involving numerical operations

Spatial Problem Solving: self awareness to problem solve while moving self or objects through space

Effectiveness: ability to relate oneself well to others and manage personal relationships


Naturalist:

Animal Care: skill for understanding animal behavior, needs, characteristics

Plant Care: ability to work with plants, i.e., gardening, farming and horticulture

Science: knowledge of natural living energy forces including cooking, weather and physics


Intellectual Style Scales
Leadership: To use language effectively to organize and solve interpersonal problems & goals.


Innovative: To work in artistic, divergent and imaginative ways. To improvise and create unique answers, arguments or solutions.


General Logic: To deal with problems in an intuitive, rapid and perhaps unexpectedly accurate manner... to bring together a wide amount



On the Profile page three, the scale scores are percentages ranging from 0 to 100%. Scores are organized into these approximate categories for ease of understanding :

> Very High = 100 – 80 %
> High = 79 – 60 %
> Moderate = 59 – 50 %
> Low = 49 – 20 %
> Very Low = 19 - 0 %





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