Book Definition:

According to Sternberg, the ability measured by most IQ tests; includes the ability to analyze problems and find correct answers.

History (Optional)


Analytic refers to the "having the ability to analyze" or "division into elements or principles."

In Your Own Words


  • Logical and rational reasoning.
  • Problem solving.

Examples/Functions


  • Ability to do mathematical problems.
  • The ability to automatically eliminate answers when looking at a question.
  • A student is given 3 choices for a science project: they analyze each in their own way and make their decision.
  • Being able to look at a situation in your life and figure out several ways to go about the issues that situation causes.
  • Solving a complex AP Physics free reponse question.




  1. http://wilderdom.com/personality/L2-2SternbergTriarchicTheory.html
  2. http://www.aacsb.edu/publications/Archives/JanFeb06/p22-27.pdf
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytic
  4. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/analytic