MiQ ImageSmart MiQ LogicSmart MiQ BodySmart MiQ NatureSmart MiQ SoundSmart MiQ WordSmart MiQ PeopleSmart MiQ SelfSmart

         

 

Resources for the David Lazear - Book - OutSmartYourself

Four-Level Discussion Questions
Example Discussion Questions for the Eight Kinds of Smart

QUESTION
LEVEL

OBJECTIVE
QUESTIONS

"The facts ma'am,
nothing but the facts!"
REFLECTIVE
QUESTIONS

"Feelings, nothing
more than feelings!"
INTERPRETIVE
QUESTIONS

"So what?
What's it mean?"
DECISIONAL
QUESTIONS

"Now what?
What will I do?"

ImageSmart

What images, shapes, colors, or textures grab
my attention?

What images, shapes, colors, or textures would I
add or take away?
What kind of symbol can
I create to express what this means to me?
How can I visually show what I'm going to do as a result of the discussion?

BodySmart
Where do I sense movement? What do I
want to touch?
Where do I feel this in
my body? What bodily sensations am I sensing?
What would I do to role
play the viewpoints or aspects of the discussion?
How would I act out the before and after of my viewpoints in the discussion?

LogicSmart
What is the sequence or order of things? What logical patterns do I see?
Where do I want to change the order or sequence so it makes more sense?
Based on comments made in the discussion, what do I feel is the real issue?
What are my next steps
to act on what was talked
about in the discussion?
NatureSmart
What elements of the natural word strike me?
How is nature involved?
What are the natural elements of the issue or subject causing me to feel?
What patterns/objects from the natural world are similar to what is being discussed?
What would I pick from nature to remind me of my resolve about the discussion?

SoundSmart
What sounds, rhythms, beats, or music
do I hear?
What sounds do I wish were present? What sound do I wish were not present?
What sounds, music, or beats would communicate what is being discussed?
If I was to write a song on the results of the discussion for me, what would it be about?

WordSmart
What words, phrases, or lines do I remember? What words struck me?
How are the words impacting me? What are emotional responses to them?
What name or title would I give the discussion which would capture its essence?
If I could speak some words TO the issue or subject of the discussion, what would I say?


PeopleSmart

Who are the characters, groups, or individual people involved?
What are my feelings about the people or groups? Who do I like/dislike?
How would I explain the discussion to another person now present now?
What is the group's general consensus about the issue or subject being discussed?

SelfSmart
What parts of the issue, subject, or topic immediately interest me?
What feelings or emotions does this issue or topic
evoke in me?
Why is this important to me? What significance does it have to my life?
How does this discussion inform me about my own life and my future directions?

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