You like figures and abstract problems. You like to understand the relationships between different things and are probably the sort of person who likes to know how things work and fix them when they go wrong. You may well enjoy doing brainteasers and playing chess or Trivial Pursuit. You probably enjoyed learning mathematics at school. You like argument and evidence. You enjoy patterns, categories, and systems. You probably make lists at home and at work and tick off the things you manage to achieve. You like logical order. You may well enjoy reading financial figures, although this is not always the case.
(My mathematical intelligence is based on Gardner's logical-mathematical. Visual and mathematical together are the ones that are rewarded in IQ tests and tests derived from them. These two intelligences have dominated much of the literature of success and performance for a century, to the exclusion of the others.)
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