9 Types of Intelligence

9 Types of Intelligence


This is Tommy and his parents say he is very intelligent Wait What does that even mean? Well.. a majority of people would assume he gets very good grades in school. but, even though this is a sign of intelligence it isn’t the only defining factor of what makes someone smart IQ tests, for instance, are a common way to test intelligence but most of these test examine proficiency in spacial, verbal, or mathematical intelligence American psychologist Howard Gardner thought this was strange. as there are many ways people can be intelligent He then developed his Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which describes nine areas where people can be proficient Number 1: Naturalist Intelligence Think of Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games Chuck Noland from cast away and Julia from Julia of the Wolves with a keen eye to detail and easily noticing changes in their surroundings people with high Naturalist Intelligence will be very good at surviving in the wild They have a cunning ability to distinguish between different animals, plants, clouds, rocks, etc. In today’s modern world they are able to distinguish between different kinds of make up, cars, smart phones, and other items. Number 2: Musical Intelligence Having a high Musical Intelligence indicates you are very good at things to do with sounds. These can include characteristics such as rhythm, tone, and pitch. If you’ve got a high musical intelligence, you’re good at recognizing, creating, and reproducing music You might even have a high Mathematical Intelligence too. As these two things often involve similar thought processes. If you happen to play an instrument and have a high Musical Intelligence, you’re probably quite good at playing by ear. Number 3: Logical Mathematical Intelligence People with a high score in Logical Mathematical Intelligence are good at abstract symbolic thought using letters in formulas to indicate relationships between factors. and reasoning skills such as inductive and deductive reasoning They are good at considering hypothesis, carrying out calculations, and quantifying data. Number 4: Existential Intelligence People with high Existential Intelligence are good philosophical thinkers They’re good at philosophizing and thinking about questions that might not have a real definite answer. They have a sensitivity towards the deeper questions of life, and like challenging related concepts. They’re not easily confused by their own feelings. Number 5: Interpersonal Intelligence People with a high Interpersonal Intelligence are often at communicating with others. They are good at noticing shifts in other moods and motives as well as taking multiple perspectives on a subject. They often score high on empathy and do well in socially oriented work such as teaching, social work, and acting. Number 6: Bodily-kinesthetic Intelligence People with this type of intelligence love movement. They have high body awareness and good moter skills, because of that they often excel in activities that involve body movement such as sports and dance. They learn best by doing and are keen to figuring things out through experimentation. Number 7: Linguistic Intelligence People high in Linguistic Intelligence are better than average at understanding subtle differences in meaning. They tend to pick up new words and languages quicker. It’s a widely shared skill, often found in people that work in journalism, teaching, or even public speaking. Furthermore, people with a high Linguistic Intelligence tend to have a broader vocabulary than average Children and young adults with a high Linguistic Intelligence tend to be drawn to language oriented activities. Such as, reading, writing, word puzzles, and telling stories. Number eight: Intra-personal Intelligence People with a high Intra-personal Intelligence are good at understanding their own feelings and thoughts; and working them to achieve their goals. They are good at motivating themselves from the inside-out without any visible or physical reward It involves more then just understanding and planning their goals. but also a less definite appreciation of the human condition. People with a high Intra-personal Intelligence are often good philosophers and psychologists. Number Nine: Spatial Intelligence People with a high Spatial Intelligence are good at things that require mental manipulations of physical perspectives. These people tend to be very skilled at map reading, jigsaw puzzles, and seeing or drawing objects and situations from a different perspective without necessarily having seen it from that perspective. They do not easily get lost and are often at working their way around a maze. Spatial reasoning, image manipulation, and graphic, and artistic skills are often well developed in people with a high Spatial Intelligence. People with this skill are often good at sailing, being a pilot, sculpting, painting, or designing architectural features in spaces. Young people with good Spacial Intelligence are often drawn to visually stimulating activities, like drawing. So, those are the 9 Types of Intelligence which types of intelligence do you feel describe you the best. Comment below and don’t forget to like and subscribe.

52 thoughts on “9 Types of Intelligence

  1. Soo…
    1. kinda
    2. kinda
    3. nope nope nope nope nope
    4. hell yea
    5. not really
    6. nahh
    7. yes
    8. kinda
    9. yep

    This should be taught in school instead of letting the students think they will end up under a bridge just because they don't understand math :/

  2. This sounds nice and it's a comfort for low IQ people, but it's not true. The Multiple Intelligences Theory has no scientific consensus. The consensus is that IQ is a good way to measure mental capability and has a significant correlation with economic, health and other outcomes. Of course it leaves aside some 'intelligences' that can be personality traits (social ability, for example) and some other forms of creativity that are difficult to measure, but IQ is, roughly, a measure of intelligence, the best there is.

  3. To be honest, i feel like I'm really well rounded, excluding musical because i have a harder time remembering notes. But if i had to choose one, I'd say spacial, even better than most men, since supposedly men are better at spacial perspective. Maybe it's because I'm an artist.

    Edit: I'd say I can fit into
    1, 3 (not my favorite, however), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (favorite). Damn… not trying to brag but it's hard for me to stick to one…?

  4. Is there a test that measures them all together?? They should call that the intelligence test instead of the standard IQ test!! Because I'm pretty sure that anyone of us has had experiences with plenty of dumb ass who actually have a more successful life. So IQ test measures pretty much shit all but your ability of playing chess

  5. Everyone likely thinks they have type 4 intelligence… of course you think your thoughts are deep, they're the deepest you've ever experienced. That's why such a high percentage of people think of themselves as philosophically minded. No, Chad, just because you watched The Matrix doesn't make you a philosopher.

  6. The tenth:
    People who watch rick and morty

    The eleventh:
    People who use Minecraft red-stone

    The 12th:
    Middle age moms who don’t complain to managers

    The 13th:
    Kerbal Space program players

  7. 35% of comments: I'm dumb
    35% of comments: I'm really smart
    20% of comments: Listing another type of intelligence
    10% of comments: Other

  8. Multiple intelligence theory is a joke. Most of these "intellengences" are just skills or knowledge that you can obtain with practice. Intelligence or how efficiently your brain works to detect patterns and sequences is not something that can be trained.

  9. So can a person exhibit one of each kind of intelligence? because there wasn't any one type of intelligence i could wholly relate to. but i relate to about one thing from each

  10. I’d say I’m philosophical and inter/intra personally intelligent and maybe a bit logistically but I’m terrible at speaking and I don’t really know how to act… I think I come off as kind of blunt and rude like inner me’s like: poetry! The arts, philosophy nature, music, being kind, morals and hard work whereas on the outside I’m blunt and difficult to talk to.

    I’m not good at casual conversation and speaking in general (I can write pretty well its just talking that gets me) but if you wanted to talk to me about the moral of a robotic society and what it entails then I could talk for hours (actually have with my brother who’s a mechanical engineer)

    I want to talk! I want to romanticize life and recite poetry and speak to people openly about my feelings but it’s almost a social taboo. For example in marching band there are kids who yell at me when I misstep/need to check my dot and it’s slowly ebbing at my self confidence, and since I can’t match with confidence I’m doing worse but I feel like I’m doing everything wrong and I can’t just TELL them that cause then they’ll tell me I’m sensitive and fully alienate me.

  11. Existential intelligence. I think that it’s why I’m studying to become a respiratory therapist. I wanted to know how the human body works

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