Links:Exploring Multiple Intelligences, Interests, and Values

Multiple Intelligences

This site has criteria, overviews, profiles, links and lesson plans related to multiple intelligences:

This site has career suggestions for different multiple intelligences.  Just click on the intelligence. 

Visit this site for information on the life and work of Howard Gardner:

For a quick overview of Howard Gardner's theory and intelligences, go to:

This site has examples of learning strategies for different multiple intelligences: 

The Concept to Classroom site helps teachers to use multiple intelligence theory to help students learn better:

This site contains information on multiple intelligences and learning style.  It has free multiple intelligence assessments.  It also has additional resources for Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (VAK) assessments of learning style.

Emotional Intelligence

For an article, "What is Emotional Intelligence? Definitions, History and Measures of Emotional Intelligence," and links to related topics, go to: 

For an article, "Emotional Intelligence, Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence," go to:

For an article, " Are You Emotionally Intelligent?  It Will Help You Rise Above Failure," go to: 


The Interest Profiler
The Interest Profiler is integrated into the 5th Edition of College and Career Success and CollegeScope.  It is also available  for  free download at   Find a student friendly version at:

O'Net provides a list of careers that matches Holland's categories.  This information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics includes career information, salary and outlook.  This is an excellent resource.

The California Career Zone site offers a quick 5 minute assessment of interests based on Holland's codes: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional areas.  It also has a 30 minute Interest Profiler that helps students explore vocations based on their interests.  The Work Importance Profiler helps students explore their values in the workplace: achievement, independence, relationships, support and working conditions.  All of these assessments are free of charge.  There is a fun section called Reality Check that helps students explore their preferred lifestyle and how much it would cost.  It provides salary information based on level of education and career choice.  The Reality Check section makes an interesting demonstration for classroom use and helps students understand the cost of living and the importance of education in achieving their preferred lifestyle.

The Career Key has additional information on Holland's theory of career choice.

Find lists of careers matching career clusters as well as artistic, conventional, enterprising, investigative, realistic and social interests at this site.  You will need to create an account, but it is free: 

One of the most frequently used career tests is Holland's Self-Directed Search. You can complete the assessment online for free. An excellent personalized report with suggested careers costs $8.95.

This site contains many free online psychological tests useful for self-assessment and exploration. Tests include personality, career, intelligence, relationships, communications, emotional health, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, lifestyle, burnout and others.


The Work Importance Profiler section of the California Career Zone helps students explore their values in the workplace: achievement, independence, relationships, support and working conditions. 

This short, interactive values assessment provides a better understanding of top career values:

This values card sort helps you to define the values important in your career satisfaction:

Examine your values to find career happiness:

Use this assessment to prioritize your top five work values:
Prioritizing Life Values

Quintessential Careers offers a comprehensive list of career tests with links to free assessments:  

Read about the history and symbolism of the coat of arms and how it was used to describe a knight's values:

Career Decision Making

The University of Waterloo has a good overview of the steps in making a career decision: 

The University of California Berkeley has some useful tools for career decision making including the Decision Making Worksheet that relates values to making a decision about  career, a Pros and Cons worksheet and a Visualization exercise for intuitive types.

Learn more about effective decision-making techniques at: