Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence test (DMIT) is a scientific study of fingerprint patterns that helps in understanding an individual’s potential and personality. D.M.I. Assessment technique has been developed by scientists and research experts from World renowned universities and is based on knowledge from Genetics, Embryology, Dermatoglyphics, Psychology and Neuroscience. The study of Dermatoglyphics is more than 200 years old. In former USSR, it was used to find talented sportsmen for Olympic Games of 1970’s. As it turned out, the USSR took home 50 gold medals in 1972 and 125 in 1976. By the 1980’s, China had also adopted the Russian method.
Medical experts, with observation, recording, comparison, induction and clinical experiences, confirmed that fingerprints provide accurate analysis of a person’s Multiple Intelligences and potential. Traditionally, IQ is used as a measurement tool of one’s level of intelligence. Dr. Howard Gardner introduced in his book, Frames of Mind, that man has at least 9 intelligences, and everyone has different proportions of these intelligences. We are able to discover our congenital intelligence, character traits and unknown potential through Dermatoglyphics. Advanced countries such as USA, Japan and Taiwan have adopted dermatoglyphics technology in the field of education, human resource management, recruitment and even identifying gifted children. The DMI test has also helped lakhs of students in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan & India for the past 10 years and is continuing to do so successfully.
Prof. Howard Gardner & M.I. Theory:
Intelligence is the capacity to do something useful in the society in which we live. Intelligence is the ability to respond successfully to new situations and the capacity to learn from one’s past experiences.”
-Dr. Howard Gardner, Author, Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, developed his theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. Simply put, Dr. Gardner posits that people employ several different types of intelligence, rather than one general type.
This theory aroused and attracted the warm response from the whole world, especially in the Education and Psychology arena. Actually, no one uses just one type of intelligence; we all use several in our daily lives. Some are stronger than others for each person. Dr. Howard Gardner says that our schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logical – mathematical intelligence. We esteem the highly articulate or logical people of our culture. However, Dr. Gardner says that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in other intelligences: the artists,
architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs and others who enrich the world in which we live. Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement for them in school. Many of these kids, in fact, end up being labeled “learning disabled”, having ADD (attention deficit disorder) or simply underachievers. when their unique ways of thinking and learning are not addressed by a heavily linguistic or logical – mathematical classroom. The good news is that the theory of multiple intelligence has grabbed the attention of many
educators around the world, and hundreds of schools are currently using its philosophy to redesign the way it educates children.
Reasoning behind Gardner’s Theory:
• “Individuals should be encouraged to use their preferred intelligences in learning.”
• “Instructional activities should appeal to different forms of intelligence.”
• “Assessment of learning should measure multiple forms of intelligence.” (Gardner) According to Gardner
· All human beings possess all nine intelligences in varying amounts.
· Each person has a different intellectual composition.
· We can improve education by addressing the multiple intelligences of our students.
· These intelligences are located in different areas of the brain and can either work independently or together.
· These intelligences may define the human species
Application of DMIT:
For Parents :
Helps child to develop their advantageous fields.
Reinforces child’s weak fields and provide a suitable learning method.
Enables children to learn effectively.
For Students :
Helps to choose a suitable learning style and method
Helps to choose a suitable course/area of development depending on one’s strengths.
For Adults :
Helps us to fully understand our strong and weak fields.
Helps us to know our most suitable learning style and to position ourselves in the most suitable field of work/study.
For Corporate :
Helps us to manage human resources and customer management more effectively.
Helps us to reduce operating cost and increase corporate value.
Benefits of DMIT:
Accurately understand one’s multiple intelligences, strengths and weaknesses, and the most effective learning style.
Unbiased towards cultural background, results are not affected by environment, health, emotional factors
Stability : Reliable genetic information as fingerprints never change and need only be done once in a lifetime.
No age limit : Age range from 1 ~ 100
Simple : Simple, convenient, no adverse effects, not comprising of any questions whatsoever.
Consists of one or more free recurving ridges and two points of delta. Cognitive Learner. A cognitive learner learns by inspirations which are mainly comprehended by yourself. You’re goal oriented, self-demanding. It’s easy to have subjective cognitions, which need to be modified by logical reasoning and evidence.
Consists of one or more free recurving ridges and one delta; the ridges flow in from the little finger
Affective Learner :
An affective learner learns by imitations. You have strong imitative and creative abilities, but you learn both good and bad things. Environments play important roles for you. You value the relationships between friends.
Made up of ridges lying one above the other in a general arching formation. Reflective Learner
A reflective learner learns like a sponge. You can comprehend something thoroughly and apply it practically with continued repetition of practice. You learn well in situations that enable you to follow a particular path. You learn better when there’s someone to lead, teach and remind you.