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The MIDAS Profile consists of 3 pages created from your responses. Page 1 displays a general overview of the eight intelligences and style scales.  This provides a general overview of your strengths and limitations. Page 2 lists specific scales and skills from highest to lowest. This may be the most useful information so you can focus your attention on strengths. Page 3 lists all scale scores and it is provided last because the scores are of limited  usefulness.

MIDAS Profile Report

Page 1


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.

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

Page 2: Subscales 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Page 3. Scores



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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