Howard Garners Theory of Multiple Intelligence

The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences was proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983 as a model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into various specific (primarily sensory) modalities, rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability.

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education. He is also adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981

Below are 8 Intelligence types

Interpersonal

This intelligence has to do with interaction with others. People in this category are usually extroverts and are characterized by their sensitivity to other’s moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others and may be either leaders or follower.

Intrapersonal intelligence has to do with introspective and self reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in intrapersonal intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals, and motivations

There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.

Intrapersonal

Logical / Mathematical

This area of intelligence has to do with logical, abstract, inductive and deductive reasoning and numbers. It is safe to assume that those with this intelligence naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming and other logical or numerical activities

Verbal – linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories & memorizing words and dates.

Naturalistic

Verbal / Linguistic

Verbal – linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories & memorizing words and dates.

This intelligence has to do with vision and spatial judgment. People with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects. They have a strong visual memory and are often artistically inclined. Those with visual-spatial intelligence also generally have a very good sense of direction and may also have very good eye – hand coordination.

Visual / Spatial

Kinesthetic

This intelligence has to do with movement, physical activity and body coordination. In this category, people are generally adept at physical activities such as sports or dance and often prefer activities which utilize movement.

This intelligence has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical – rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones and music.

Musical